In individual biographical essays, Naomi Pasachoff
explores the contributions of philosophers, poets, and philanthropists; of
mystics, statesmen, and scholars; of religious organizers and Zionist leaders. In
so doing she uncovers surprising facts about well-known
Illustrations and photographs accompany the text, and a
biographical fact box for each profile provides for easy reference. Links in the Chain is an
ideal introduction to Jewish role models for younger readers and a vital
reference for all interested in Jewish history.
Naomi Pasachoff is the
author of biographies of Marie Curie and Alexander Graham Bell for the Oxford
Portraits in Science series, as well as Basic Judaism for Young
People (3 volumes) and Great Jewish Thinkers: Their Lives and Work
. She is a research associate at Williams College (Williamstown, MA) and
holds an A.B. from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, an A.M. from Columbia
University, and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
Links in the Chain is a
perfect Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah gift.