Monday, 16 December 2013 | A Public Affair
On Monday December 16th on A Public Affair, our host John Quinlan was joined by guest is David Laskin, author to discuss his latest book, of “The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century“. Spanning 150 years, and the different experiences of various branches of his Jewish family in Eastern Europe, Palestine, and the US, it’s a book written with the evocatively lyrical style of great fiction, in evoking fascinating individual stories amidst the backdrop of events both tragic and uplifting.
“In tracing the roots of this family—his own family—Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of his ancestors: revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, scholars and farmers, tycoons and truck drivers. The Family is a deeply personal, dramatic, and emotional account of people caught in a cataclysmic time in world history.”- Peguin.com