An Orphan in History: One Man's Triumphant Search for His Jewish Roots
Sometimes we must look into the past in order to face the future.
After growing up as a fully assimilated Jew, Paul Cowan embarked in his mid-thirties upon a journey to discover and appreciate his true identity and heritage. This orphan in history relates his search for these roots, detailing the path he took from his Park Avenue home to nineteenth-century Lithuania to a contemporary Israeli kibbutz, leading to remarkable personal discoveries that will move everyone who has yearned to know more about their past.
"An Orphan in History" is a classically beautiful, inspiring story of how one man evolved from describing himself as an American Jew to an American and a Jew.
This story will inspire you to journey in search of your true self. "
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Review: An Orphan in History: One Man S Triumphant Search for His Jewish RootsUser Review - Madge - Goodreads
The best memoir I have ever read. Paulo Cowan, the author, knew how to write. Elegant prose, insightful without self-pity. Wonderful to read. And moving, too. Read full review
Review: An Orphan in History: One Man S Triumphant Search for His Jewish RootsUser Review - Alisa - Goodreads
I will finish reading this book....but, just have to note a major theme to open discussion. Cowan in his family odyssey emphasizes the riff and cultural divide at the turn of the 20th century in ... Read full review