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Let Us Prove Strong
The American Jewish Committee, 1945-2006
Marianne Sanua



Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life

Brandeis University Press
2007 • 516 pp. 1 illus. 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Jewish Studies / American History



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“This excellent report is the well-written and unbiased result of Sanua's skillful inquiry . . . Readers will come away from this book with an appreciation for the important work of the American Jewish Committee and they will also benefit from an authoritative and polished account of American Jewish history since World War II.”Jewish Journal, Dade Country, Florida

A history of the last 60 years of the American Jewish Committee to commemorate its centennial in 2007

The American Jewish Committee (AJC), founded by wealthy men of German-Jewish descent in 1906, has a long-term mission to protect the civil and religious rights of Jews in the U.S. and around the globe. The AJC has also been distinguished for its outstanding staff and superb library, for its importance as a research center, and for its efforts to bring about social change through public education. Marianne Sanua’s volume offers a full-scale history of this important organization, which will shortly celebrate its centennial.

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Reviews:

"Sanua is a diligent researcher . . . This excellent report is the well-written and unbiased result of her skillful inquiry...Readers will come away from this book with an appreciation for the important work of the AJC (American Jewish Committee) and they will also benefit from an authoritative and polished account of American Jewish history since World War II."
The Buffalo Jewish Review

"Readers will come away from this book with an appreciation for the important work of the American Jewish Committee and they will also benefit from an
authoritative and polished account of American Jewish history since World War II. Sanua's assiduous scholarship is shown by the 60 pages of notes, which help to affirm that she has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the post World War II American Jewish community."
National Jewish Post and Opinion

"[A] comprehensive overview . . . a valuable new addition to scholarship on American Jewish history, politics, and organizational life . . . Let Us Prove Strong is nonetheless an impressive testament to the history of the American Jewish Committee."—American Jewish Archives Journal

Endorsements:

"Dr. Marianne Sanua has produced a first-rate scholarly work that effectively combines description with analysis of a truly significant American Jewish endeavor. This in-depth, yet fluent discussion of the first hundred years of the American Jewish Committee sheds light on a list of syntheses that the AJC—begun as a 'defense organization', but now is multi-issues oriented—has gradually, at times painfully, forged during this first century: the fundamental synthesis is between ethnic particularity and compassionate liberalism. Through the prism of the AJC, the reader learns about the historic course of the American Jewish community and its refined balance between Jewish assertiveness and reverence for the best of American civilization."Professor Allon Gal, History Department, Ben-Gurion Institute for the Research of Israel and Zionism, Co-Director of the North American Jewry Center, Ben-Gurion University

"Variously described as the American Jewish community's state department, think tank, and premier defense agency, the American Jewish Committee has reinvented itself several times over its century-long history. In her magnificently researched and sweeping account of these transformations, Marianne Sanua has written a comprehensive narrative of the great debates that riveted the American Jewish leadership. Her account is indispensable to anyone interested in the international and domestic policy questions confronted by the American Jewish community since World War II."—Jack Wertheimer, Provost and Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary



MARIANNE SANUA is Associate Professor, Department of History/Jewish Studies Program, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. She is the author of Here’s to Our Fraternity: One Hundred Years of Zeta Beta Tau, 1898–1998 (UPNE, 1998).






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