... a welcome and unusual glimpse of the private side of one of East European Jewry’s most influential public figures."—American Historical Review
... an absorbing introduction to one of the truly original thinkers in modern Jewish history." —Heritage Southwest Jewish Press
For a complete picture of the Polish/Russian world of the twentieth century, this book should be required reading."—AJL Newsletter
This is a memoir and biography by an extraordinary woman about her father, a pioneer in the field of Jewish history as well as a leading political activist among East European Jews during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The book chronicles Dubnov's personal, professional, and ideological development during a period of intense change for the Jews of the Russian Empire, from the Haskalah to the first years of World War II.