In this book you will learn about the amazing accomplishments Jews throughout the world have had on American history and culture...Considering throughout history Jews have been persecuted and severely limited in where and how they lived, it is a credit to their ability to both persevere and thrive.
Get to know some of America’s most influential figures in Allan Katz’s compelling debut, They Made a Name for Themselves: A History of Jews.
Many people are simply unaware of the diverse contributions that Jewish Americans have made throughout history—in fields that range from entertainment, fashion, and art, to sports, science, and history.
With access to the book’s easy reference points and encyclopedic format, readers will learn about some of the Jewish people’s most profound contributions to the United States. This includes Ossie Schectman, who made the first basket in the NBA; Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity; Haym Solomon, who helped finance the American Revolutionary War; and Emma Lazarus, who wrote the poem featured on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal.
Readers will discover the wonder and inspiration that fueled these great citizens...as well as how they inspired others.
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Allan Katz was raised in Brooklyn, where he started delivering produce at the age of nine. He went on to become a messenger boy in Manhattan, a shipping clerk for a Brooklyn sweater and brassiere factory, and a warehouse manager and shipper.
After taking night classes at RCA Schools, Katz launched a career as a technician for New York Telephone. He worked there for over thirty five-years before retiring.
Katz is married, with three children and grandchildren.
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