Columbus: Sasha Abramsky on "The House of Twenty Thousand Books"
Join us Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm for a discussion with Sasha Abramsky on his book, The House of Twenty Thousand Books. Samuel Freedman will join Abramsky in discussion.
Synopsis: The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age's greatest thinkers. Available on the NYRB website is a short video introduction to the book.
Sasha Abramsky, a frequent contributor to The Nation, is the author of several books, including Obama’s Brain and The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, a New York Times Notable Book of 2013. He is a Senior Fellow at Demos Think Tank and teaches writing at the University of California, Davis.
Samuel G. Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and professor. A columnist for The New York Times and a professor at Columbia University, he is the author of the seven acclaimed books, most recently Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights (2013).