Gerald Sorin's most recent book, Howard Fast: Life and Literature in the Left Lane, is now available. Gerald won the 2003 National Jewish Book Award in History for Irving Howe: A Life of Passionate Dissent.
Articles by Gerald Sorin
Writing Biography: The Historian’s Challenge, Part 2
Can biographers really know their subjects fully? Was Mark Twain right when he said that “a man’s real life is ...
Writing Biography: The Historian’s Challenge, Part 1
For historians, writing biography presents a number of challenges. One of the more important comes from scholars who tend to ...
Yiddish Theater in New York
A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.
Judaism Across America
The character of American Jewish communities varied from place to place.