PROFESSOR BERMAN event at Next Chapter Booksellers with Jay Weiner

Jay Weiner will be at Next Chapter Booksellers on Sunday, February 16 for a discussion and signing of his book PROFESSOR BERMAN.
When Feb 16, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
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Professor Berman (Hy Berman with Jay Weiner)Jay Weiner will be at Next Chapter Booksellers on Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his book Professor Berman: The Last Lecture of Minnesota's Greatest Public Historian.


Professor Hy Berman was, by most accounts, the face of public history in Minnesota for decades—a popular university professor, political observer, and familiar presence on PBS’s Almanac. Here readers encounter the Berman audiences and students loved, telling stories that are a close-up view of Minnesota history and a conversational self-portrait of a man often in the middle of that history.


"Professor Hy Berman’s ‘Last Lecture’ is an incredible lesson for anyone interested in Minnesota and Jewish history.  His stories are captivating, and details of his personal relationships, conversations, and experiences bring alive facts of history we all learned but never truly understood. This book should be required reading for any student of history—that is, each and every one of us." —Marcia Zimmerman, Alvin and June Perlman Senior Rabbinic Chair, Temple Israel, Minneapolis


"We know more about Minnesota's history because of Hy Berman. If you watched Hy on television—and especially if you didn’t—you will learn a lot from this book." —Eric Eskola, co-host of Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac


"A product of the Yiddish-speaking, red-diaper-baby Bronx, Hy Berman became the embodiment of what is best in Minnesota and its land-grant university. He lived, taught, modeled, and preached egalitarianism, public citizenship, intellectual honesty, and humility. Jay Weiner has done a great service to both history and letters in elegantly weaving this autobiography from the brilliant, vivid miscellany of writings and interviews that Berman left behind at his death. Anyone interested in labor history, higher education, the Jewish Left, and so many other subjects in Berman's questing mind will be grateful for this memoir." —Samuel G. Freedman, author of Letters to a Young Journalist