Coming of Age
A History of the Jewish People of Manitoba
Winner of the 2010 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, the 2009-10 Margaret McWilliams Book Award in the Category of Popular History, and History Book of the Year at the 22nd Annual Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards.
This comprehensive and accessible history of the Jews of Manitoba reflects what is already known about the community, introduces new material, and casts an eye at the 130-year history of Jews in Manitoba from the earliest days of settlement in 1880 up to the present. Coming of Age is the first book-length history of the Jews of Manitoba to be published in over thirty years. Published by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada and designed by co-publisher Heartland Associates.
"Levine’s research is comprehensive, his style absorbing, and his love of his subject a tonic." —Sir Martin Gilbert, historian and official Winston Churchill biographer
"A fascinating historical account of one of the most creative Jewish communities on this planet. Well worth reading." —Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian Ambassador to Washington
"Coming of Age is a remarkable work. It is a mammoth book filled with riveting stories, striking illustrations and testimony to intensive research and careful thought. … The writing is clear lucid and sprightly … [and] the subjects come alive. … [Levine] is a great storyteller." —Winnipeg Free Press
"An incredible achievement." —The Jewish Post and News
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