Jewish Book Month: Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke

Friday, November 09, 2012 In honor of Jewish Book Month, we're sharing an excerpt from the updated and revised edition of Richard Rashke's Escape from Sobibor, which we recently released in partnership with Delphinium Books. It's a story of courage, hailed by The Jerusalem Post as “the authoritative version of the breakout from the Nazi experimentation camp at Sobibor," and one that "gives us a very good idea of how the will to survive can lead quite ordinary people to surmount the most extraordinary...

Excerpt of the Week: From Modern Art by Evelyn Toynton

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 “Look at nature”: it was the only advice Cézanne would ever give. One of these days she will get herself a driver, she will go to the bluffs and sit there looking at the ocean.

–Evelyn Toynton, Modern Art

Nearly fifty-six years ago, on August 11, 1956, renowned artist Jackson Pollock died in an alcohol-related car accident at the age of forty-four. His wife Lee Krasner, whom he'd married in 1945, mourned his death for the rest of her life and managed the sale and