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The book rescuer : how a mensch from Massachusetts saved Yiddish literature for generations to come

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Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he's found plenty. Lansky's treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he's finding more every day.

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Avon Free Library PIC 020.75 MAC (Text)
Children's Nonfiction Picture Books
52113300499926
Available
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Geneva Public Library j020.75 M (Text)
Ground Floor Children's Nonfiction
52118301014020
In process
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Lima Public Library J BIO LANSKY (Text)
Children's Biography
52139309243635
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Macedon Public Library JUV BIO LANSKY (Text)
Juvenile Biography
52121300740132
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Victor Farmington Library J BIO LAN (Text)
Children's New Materials
52128300906431
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo J 020.75 MAC (Text)
Children's New Nonfiction
52150300544269
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