Six Centuries of A Jewish DynastyBook - 2008
"In Tightrope, journalist Michael Karpin tells the incredible true story of the Backenroths, who, though swept by the tides of history into strange lands and complex situation, repeatedly demonstrated remarkable resourcefulness, tenacity, and talent in their struggle to survive - and the would need them all." "The Backenroths were extraordinary in many ways, but their precarious existence in a land where they were sometimes welcome and often despised mirrors that of millions of Eastern European Jews over the centuries. Tightrope is more than the incredible tale of a single family; it is a portal into a lost world that still plays a powerful role in Jewish tradition, culture, and aspiration."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008
ISBN: 0470173734 (cloth)
Branch Call Number: 929.209438 KAR
Characteristics: xii, 420 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm