624 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 36 halftones, 6 maps, 2 graphs, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-5186-6
Published: February 2019
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Awards & distinctions
A Booklist Holocaust Literature Best of the Year Selection
Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History, Louisiana Historical Association
Lillian Smith Book Award, Southern Regional Council
About the Author
Lawrence N. Powell is professor emeritus of history at Tulane University and a founding member of the Louisiana Coalition against Racism and Nazism.
For more information about Lawrence N. Powell, visit the Author Page.
"[Powell] tells this tale with wonderful narrative grace and moral force. He deftly explores ethical compromises and nuances."--Walter Isaacson, Time
"[A] harrowing book. . . . Combines the sweep of history with the intimacy of memoir."--Chicago Tribune
"This is a beautifully written, deeply researched, and heart rending narrative of the events triggered by a chance meeting between a Holocaust survivor and David Duke in 1989. . . . Powell is to be commended for this generally insightful analysis."--American Historical Review
"Troubled Memory is the riveting story of a not particularly famous woman, Anne Levy, and the ways history shaped her life. . . . [It] is a good example of a piece of writing that proves that 'history matters.' . . . A fine piece of historical scholarship on both Poland and the United States and on the larger context of Jewish history. . . . A story of an American hero . . . . Worthwhile reading for anyone interested in using personal history to analyze larger events, Troubled Memory is also an inspiring story about standing up against evil."--Journal of American History
"[A] vivid story. . . . [Powell] has succeeded in capturing a fascinating slice of American history along with providing a vivid portrait of how racist demagogues can succeed if alert citizens and watchdog groups remain silent."--Jewish Book World
"A formidable scholarly and narrative achievement. . . . Wondrous proof of the transferability of historical skills. . . . [Powell's] retelling is brilliant. . . . Even readers who are knowledgeable about the Holocaust should be warned: Troubled Memory has the power to sting."--American Jewish History