Moses Montefiore by Abigail Green
Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero

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Ms. Green writes deftly and tells Montefiore's story with a admirable thoroughness...It is exactly what a good biography should be—fair and illuminating without ever descending to hagiography. Still, it is clear that Montefiore was a genuinely good man. Their number in history is not substantial, and praise should be given where it is due.
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A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year A New Republic Best Book of the Year
Finalist, National Jewish Book Award

Sir Moses Montefiore (1784–1885) was the preeminent Jewish figure of the nineteenth century—and one of the first truly global celebrities. His story, told here in full for the first time, is a remarkable and illuminating tale.
 

About Abigail Green

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Abigail Greenis Tutor and Fellow in History,Brasenose College, University of Oxford.
 
Published May 7, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 555 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Walter Laqueur on Apr 29 2010

Ms. Green writes deftly and tells Montefiore's story with a admirable thoroughness...It is exactly what a good biography should be—fair and illuminating without ever descending to hagiography. Still, it is clear that Montefiore was a genuinely good man. Their number in history is not substantial, and praise should be given where it is due.

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