My Glorious Brothers

My Glorious Brothers

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by Howard Fast
     
 

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The strength of five brothers will define a nation.

Born in 1914, Howard Fast published over 53 novels, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His writing has been praised by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Time magazine. His most famous novels included Spartacus, Freedom Road, My Glorious Brothers, and

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The strength of five brothers will define a nation.

Born in 1914, Howard Fast published over 53 novels, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His writing has been praised by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Time magazine. His most famous novels included Spartacus, Freedom Road, My Glorious Brothers, and The Immigrants series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402237959
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,422,941
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Born in 1914, Howard Fast published over 53 novels, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His writing has been praised by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Time magazine. His most famous novels included Spartacus, Freedom Road, My Glorious Brothers, and The Immigrants series.

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A little more than a century and a half before the birth of Christ, a handful of Jewish farmers in Palestine rose against the Syrian-Greek conquerors who had occupied their land.

For three decades, they carried on a struggle which, in terms of resistance and liberation, has almost no parallel in human history. In a sense, it was the first modern struggle for freedom, and it laid a pattern for many movements that followed.

This tale, which is still celebrated by Jews all over the world as Chanaka, or the Feast of the Lights, I have tried to retell here, considering that in these troubled and bitter times there is both a need for and a value in recalling the ancient consistency of mankind.

Whatever is good in the telling, I owe to the people who march through these pages, those wonderful people of old who, out of their religion, their way of life, and their love for their land, forged that splendid maxim—that resistance to tyranny is the truest obedience to God.

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