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    • Published 03.17.15
    • Price $40
    • Pages 288
    ISBN: 978-1250059536
    Jonathan D. Sarna, Benjamin Shapell

    Lincoln and the Jews

    From Thomas Dunne Books/Macmillan Publishers - A new book that explores the little-known historic connection between Lincoln and the Jews.

    Lincoln and the Jews: A History illustrates how President Abraham Lincoln – perhaps best known for his efforts in abolishing slavery – intended to secure equality and freedom for all Americans, including another growing minority group in Civil War-era America: the Jews.

    Backed by years of meticulous research and newly discovered documents, historian Jonathan D. Sarna and collector Benjamin Shapell explore how Lincoln’s remarkable regard for and friendships with American Jews directly and indirectly impacted both his path to the presidency and his policy decisions once in the White House. Lincoln counted Jews among his closest friends and, as president, appointed the first Jewish chaplains to the armed forces, placed Jews in positions of authority, and both extended and protected the rights of Jewish Americans.

    Augmented by personal letters, lithographs, and artifacts, this book affirms that Lincoln’s warm and genuine relationships with Jews broadened him personally, and, in effect, broadened America, underscoring what Jews could accomplish under freedom.


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    • Published 09.30.13
    • Price $78
    • Pages 304
    ISBN: 978 1 907975 28 8
    Shimon Gibson, Yoni Shapira, Rupert L. Chapman III

    Tourists, Travellers and Hotels in 19th-Century Jerusalem

    Have you ever wondered what it was like travelling to the Holy Land in the 19th century? It was extremely time-consuming and fraught with incredible difficulties. In a new book, entitled Tourists, Travellers and Hotels in 19th Century Jerusalem, the complete story of making a

    journey to Jerusalem is told. Based on travel books and memoirs, it draws on unpublished photographs, letters, and drafted manuscripts, notably those in the archives of the Palestine Exploration Fund.


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    • Published 11.01.08
    • Price $62.50
    • Pages 236
    ISBN: 9-789659-114702
    Anthony S. Travis

    On Chariots with Horses of Fire and Iron

    The aim of this monograph is to document the development of the railway that was built to exploit the growth of tourism in the Holy Land at the end of the nineteenth century. Since it also integrates an account of the traffic that justified the construction of the railway, namely tourists and pilgrims, the story commences at mid-century.

    Though it finishes in the early 1920s, it does not neglect the mandate period and the foundation of the State of Israel. Included are the proposals of Theodor Herzl related to railroad construction in the Jewish homeland.


    • Published 06.26.12
    • Price $30
    • Pages 153
    ISBN: 978-965-91147-1-9
    Tony Travis

    The Dreamland Exhibition Catalog: American Travelers to the Holy Land in the 19th Century

    Bringing together an unprecedented collection of manuscripts, objects, and books to investigate the fascinating journeys of early American travelers to the Holy Land. American involvement in the Holy Land was motivated by religious zeal, much of it inspired by the Old Testament.

    By the early 19th century, Americans, began to undertake the arduous journey to the Levant. Biblical scholars Edward Robinson and Eli Smith; Commander William F. Lynch; Thomas Cook; Mark Twain and Herman Melville; and missionaries James Turner Barclay and William McClure Thomson, all embarked on this adventure. The catalog is in two languages, English and Hebrew, and contains over 100 color illustrations.