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A well-read woman : the life, loves, and legacy of Ruth Rappaport

Author: Kate Stewart
Publisher: New York : Little A, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First edition
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"For forty years, book by book, one librarian saved our nation. This is her story. Books were the one constant in a life full of trauma and turmoil, and Ruth Rappaport always turned to them for reassurance, renewal, and solace when she had no one and nothing else ... Above all, this book is a tribute to a teenage girl who understood the power of forbidden books: that by reading them she would find a way to liberate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ruth Rappaport
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Stewart
ISBN: 9781503904156 1503904156 9781503904149 1503904148
OCLC Number: 1091319102
Description: xv, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Everybody who was forbidden : Leipzig, 1923-1938 --
Part II: A whole world of ideas : Zurich, 1938-1939 --
Part III: Your life is a battle, your peace a victory : Seattle, 1939-1945 --
Part IV: Don't bet on it : Seattle and San Francisco, 1945-1947 --
Part V: It is all such a vicious circle ; Palestine/Israel, 1948-1949 --
Part VI: What else can one do in this mad world? : Paris, New York, and Berkeley, 1950-1959 --
Part VII: Ruthie's little empire : Okinawa and Vietnam, 1959-1970 --
Part VIII: Some days I wonder what ever made me become a cataloger : Washington, DC, 1971-1993 --
Part IX: Come sit awhile : Washington, DC, 1971-2010.
Responsibility: Kate Stewart.

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"For forty years, book by book, one librarian saved our nation. This is her story. Books were the one constant in a life full of trauma and turmoil, and Ruth Rappaport always turned to them for reassurance, renewal, and solace when she had no one and nothing else ... Above all, this book is a tribute to a teenage girl who understood the power of forbidden books: that by reading them she would find a way to liberate herself. She devoted the rest of her long life to liberating them for the readers of the world. That includes you."--Jacket.

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