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Escape from Mount Moriah: Trials and Triumphs of Making It in the New World by [Jack Engelhard]

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Escape from Mount Moriah: Trials and Triumphs of Making It in the New World 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition

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"…must reading…a revelation indeed." -- Jewish Herald (Miami)

Be careful when you pick this book up. You won't put it down until all the stories are read. -- The Western Jewish Bulletin

Illustrates powerfully how the Holocaust really didn't end in May 1945, but continued to reverberate, even until the present day. -- Denver Jewish News

The refugee stories Engelhard preserves are boyhood memories of an almost Tom Sawyer character – adventurous, humorous, sometimes wonderfully strange. -- Jewish News (Denver)

The voice is familiar and colloquial, giving the feeling of an oral tale. --Foreword Magazine --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Jack Engelhard's novel Indecent Proposal has been translated into 22 languages and is a bestseller around the world. Praised for its "sparseness of Hemingway but moral intensity of I.B. Singer," the book has been described as "a gem that was overlooked" until the release of Paramount's movie starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore.

His recent award-winning novel, The Days of the Bitter End, takes readers back to the streets of the political and cultural focal point of the sixties: New York City's Greenwich Village -- at the moment of one of contemporary history's life-changing events -- John F. Kennedy's assassination. Engelhard "was there" during that thrilling era. He was the doorman at the now-famous Bitter End nightclub that played host to many counter-culture legends including Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Lenny Bruce, Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and Jack Kerouac.

Engelhard is also the author of The Horseman, Deadly Deception, and the award-winning Escape from Mount Moriah: A Refugee Child's Triumph, which depicts his childhood adventures after his family's escape from the Nazi invasion of France. His weekly op-ed newspaper column, "A View of the Absurd" is distributed nationally and he has written three plays.

Deadly Deception is under development by Fast Carrier Pictures in Hollywood as the movie "The Crapshooter." Reminiscent of "The Hustler" and "The Cincinnati Kid," the drama focuses on Julian Rothchild, a crapshooter who runs afoul of an unscrupulous casino boss one memorable weekend in Las Vegas.

Born in Toulouse, France Engelhard spent his formative years in Montreal and Cincinnati. Though not conventionally religious, he admits to being inspired by Scriptures for both style and substance, as evidenced in his writings, wherein he puts his characters to the test - placing the spotlight on men and women to see how they behave and perform under moral pressure. His personal experiences - beginning with his family's dramatic escape, to earning a place as a worldwide bestselling novelist - may explain his search for integrity in a world of chaos.

Engelhard settled in the Philadelphia area in the 1960s where he edited his own newspaper in South Jersey and later became an award-winning journalist and special features columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer for over 15 years. He is also a former KYW News Radio and newspaper editor covering the Middle East. Engelhard served as an American volunteer in the Israeli Defense Forces and is a ranking belt in Krav Maga, Israeli martial arts. He currently resides in southern New Jersey with his wife Leslie and their children David and Rachel. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FK8N70C
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ DayRay Literary Press; 3rd edition (28 February 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 843 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 174 pages
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Novelist Jack Engelhard wrote the international bestseller "Indecent Proposal" that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. His latest novel, "The Girls of Cincinnati," a suspenseful love story, is now available in paperback on Amazon (along with five star reviews). Engelhard's themes have been called "powerfully seductive" by The New York Times and his writing style has been acclaimed as "vivid, cool and muscular" by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Writer/critic Michael Foster has cited Engelhard's writing as embracing "the sparseness of Hemingway but the moral intensity of I.B. Singer." An award-winning memoirist and journalist, Engelhard's internationally syndicated commentaries (blogs) can be found on Amazon, his personal website and elsewhere.

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