Books by Amos Elon

Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Well-written, humane, full of learned asides and character sketches of figures such as Heinrich Heine, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Karl Kraus: a memorable evocation of a disappeared world."
A superb account of the sometimes exalted, often tragic relations among Germans and Jews, "two souls within a single body." Read full book review >
Released: June 5, 1997

Twenty-one sparkling essays (originally published in the New York Review of Books and elsewhere) on Israel and the Middle East, covering the period from the Six-Day War up to Benjamin Netanyahu's recent election as Israel's prime minister, by the insightful veteran Israeli journalist, historian, and biographer. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

During this time of bloated biographies, here is a refreshingly brief portrait of one of the most important figures of 19th-century European economic and modern Jewish history: Meyer Amschel Rothschild (17441812). Read full book review >