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Jenna Weissman Joselit

Jenna Weissman Joselit

“The little lady from Krakow,” as Life magazine described Helena Rubinstein in 1941, lived large. No shrinking violet, the “world’s greatest beauty specialist” swathed herself...

Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller By Ira Nadel University of Texas, 366 pages Our Exodus: Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel’s Founding Story By M. M. Silver Wayne State University,...

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement By Jane Ziegelman Smithsonian Books, 210 pages Of all the startling developments that characterized...