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Lillian Hellman
An Imperious Life

Dorothy Gallagher

Glamorous, talented, audacious—Lillian Hellman knew everyone, did everything, had been everywhere. By the age of twenty-nine she had written The Children’s Hour, the first of four hit Broadway plays, and soon she was considered a member of America’s first rank of dramatists, a position she maintained for more than twenty-five years. Apart from her literary accomplishments—eight original plays and three volumes of memoirs—Hellman lived a rich life filled with notable friendships, controversial political activity, travel, and love affairs, most importantly with Dashiell Hammett. But by the time she died, the truth about her life and works had been called into question. Scandals attached to her name, having...

Jewish Lives

2014   184 pp.  1 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300164978  $25.00
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How the Bible Became Holy
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Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah
The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work
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The Ten Commandments
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Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition
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Culture and the Death of God
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Mrs. Mattingly's Miracle
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Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East
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Utopia
Second Edition
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Rav Kook
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Religious Poverty, Visual Riches
Art in the Dominican Churches of Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
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The Christian Monitors
The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680-1730
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The Conversion of Scandinavia
Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe
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A Social History of Hebrew
Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period
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The Bible for Children
From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present
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