December 16th, 2007

Athena's owl & olive pic#61934290

Outwitting History: Story of a Book-Rescuer

( Outwitting History
The Amazing Adventures of A Man Who Rescued A Million Yiddish Books, by Aaron Lansky "Lansky and his fellow dreamers traveled from house to house, Dumpster to Dumpster saving Yiddish books wherever they could find them—eventually gathering an improbable 1.5 million volumes, from famous writers like Sholem Aleichem and I.B. Singer to one-of-a-kind Soviet prints."
This really turns my heart over, in a number of ways.