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The fall of a sparrow : the life and times of Abba Kovner

Author: Dina Porat; Elizabeth Yuval
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the only full biography in English of the partisan, poet, and patriot Abba Kovner (1918-1987), an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of Independence, born in Vilna, 'the Jerusalem of Lithuania'. Long before the rest of the world suspected, he was the first person to state that Hitler was planning to kill the Jews of Europe, and who, along with other defenders of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
7 Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Porat, Dina.
Fall of a sparrow.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009015729
(OCoLC)318645876
Named Person: Abba Kovner; Abba Kovner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dina Porat; Elizabeth Yuval
ISBN: 9780804772525 0804772525 0804762481 9780804762489
OCLC Number: 589188291
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Biography/Autobiography) 2009
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 411 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part One: Childhood and Youth (1918-1941): "Jerusalem without 'Jerusalem of Lithuania, ' will it still be Jerusalem?" --
Part Two: Holocaust and War (1941-1944): "A terrible mountain of memory" --
Part Three: Postwar Years in Europe and in Israel (1944-1949): "The Wilja and the Alexander [rivers] mingle together" --
Part Four: A Life of Activity and Creativity (1949-1987): "How, my friends, is my poetry different from yours?"
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Other Titles: Me-ʻever le-gishmi.
Responsibility: Dina Porat ; translated and edited by Elizabeth Yuval.

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The Fall of a Sparrow recounts the life and times of Abba Kovner, partisan, poet, patriot, an unsung and largely unknown hero of the Second World War and Israel's War of Independence.  Read more...

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