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Author Stewart, Kate, 1978- author.

Title A well-read woman : the life, loves, and legacy of Ruth Rappaport / Kate Stewart.

Publication Info. New York : Little A, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Rappaport,R STE    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-371) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Rappaport, Ruth, 1923-2010.
Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division.
Librarians -- Biography.
Books and reading -- History.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945).
Jews -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century.
Zionism -- Palestine -- History.
Leipzig (Germany).
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781503904156 (hardcover) $24.95
1503904156 (hardcover) $24.95

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