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The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China

Dartmouth College Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies Susannah Heschel praised The Last Kings of Shanghai as "a masterpiece of research... a vivid and fascinating story of wealth, family intrigue, and political strategy on the world stage from colonialism to communism to globalized capitalism."

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A Hole in the Heart of The World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe

Reviewer Francine Prose wrote in Newsday: “Carefully researched… profoundly chilling.  Family histories so eventful they keep us reading with unflagging interest."

  • Finalist, National Jewish Book Award.

  • Featured on national and local television and radio shows. 

  • Spoke at colleges around the country.

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Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America

Christopher Lehman-Haupt in The New York Times praised Broken Alliance as “Perceptive and even-handed… extraordinary perspective...  One is grateful for Mr. Kaufman’s graceful analysis.”
Juan Williams in The Washington Post wrote: “A first-rate job of recounting telling episodes that reveal the emotional dimensions of the great divide now separating blacks and Jews.”  

  • Winner, National Jewish Book Award and the Present Tense Award for Best Book on Contemporary Affairs 

  • Featured on national and local television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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