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Author Lebrecht, Norman, 1948- author.

Title Genius & anxiety : how Jews changed the world, 1847-1947 / Norman Lebrecht.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2019.


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 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    920 LEB    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-417) and index.
Summary "In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the way we see the world. Many of them are well known--Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Kafka. Others have vanished from collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich, no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus, no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin, genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber, there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth. What do these visionaries have in common? They all had Jewish origins. They all had a gift for thinking in wholly original, even earth-shattering ways. In 1847 the Jewish people made up less than 0.25% of the world's population, and yet they saw what others could not. How? Why?"--Amazon.
Subject Jews -- Biography.
Gifted persons -- Biography.
Jews -- History -- 19th century.
Jews -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Genius and anxiety
ISBN 9781982134228 : $30.00
1982134224 : $30.00

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