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Albert Marrin, professor emeritus of history at Yeshiva University in New York City
Image credit: Albert Marrin (right) at the 2008 National Humanities Medal award ceremony. White House photo by Chris Greenberg

Works by Albert Marrin

Hitler (1987) 232 copies
Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel (1988) — Author — 229 copies
Victory in the Pacific (1983) 119 copies
FDR and the American Crisis (1800) 76 copies
Sitting Bull and His World (2000) 72 copies
Mao Tse-Tung and His China (1989) 62 copies
1812: The War Nobody Won (1985) 50 copies
Saving The Buffalo (2006) 50 copies
Aztecs and Spaniards (1986) 41 copies
Secrets from the Rocks (2002) 33 copies
The Spanish-American War (1991) 31 copies
Sir Norman Angell (1979) 3 copies

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 337 copies


Common Knowledge

Places of residence
New York, New York, USA
Riverdale, New York, USA
Yeshiva University
Columbia University
City College of New York
Yeshiva University (Chairman of History Department)
Awards and honors
National Humanities Medal (2008)
Washington Children's Book Guild and Washington Post Non-Fiction Award (Lifetime contribution)
Wendy Schmalz
Short biography
From Prof. Marrin's website: Years ago, I taught social studies for nine years in a junior high school in the East Bronx in New York City. On some days, when the class was restless, I would declare "story time," and tell adventure stories from history, such as Custer’s "last stand" and Sir Henry Morgan the buccaneer.

After graduate school, I became a college teacher. Professors are supposed to "publish or perish," write books and articles to gain promotion and tenure. I had no intention of perishing. I wrote four scholarly books, all well received in the profession. That was nice, and I was pleased. But I was not thrilled. I wanted to reach a larger audience, not as a scholar but as a storyteller. Actually, I wanted connect what I knew as a teacher with how I felt as a storyteller. So I began to write history for younger readers. I tried to write in the most interesting way I could, all the while remaining true to the facts. It worked. So far I have written more than forty books for young readers. Though now retired from teaching, I spend much of my time reading, listening to music – and especially writing more books.



Reason Read: ROOT, alpha M, TIOLI #11
A book about espionage or Cold War. This book covers both espionage (section on Rosenberg) and the cold war from the time period of Red October to the current century. It is written for young adults.
I received it free from the summer program of AudioFile Sync. Subjects covered Lenin, the Communist Party of the United States, Communism and Black Comrades, Stalin, Atomic Bombs and Spies, Rosenberg Spy Ring, Joe McCarthy.

I think this was a good resource book that would be a good one to get the written book (I listened to the audiobook) as a resource. I am again taken by surprise that what we are experiencing now is not new but is more in our face because journalist who are seeking endorsement by advertisers (money), TV reports that seek viewers to obtain advertiser dollars, social media which is totally suspect as a source of information which is driven by ideology rather than critical thinking; progressive, liberal ideology.… (more)
Kristelh | 1 other review | Aug 26, 2023 |
Ugh! I hate rats! That being said, I still managed to get through this book. Excellent (and grossly excellent) information. I still hate rats, though.
RobertaLea | 17 other reviews | Apr 22, 2023 |
I am so glad this biography was written. It brings to life the story of a true hero. Dr. Janusz Korczak was a doctor, a Polish Jew, and devoted his life to supporting children. He chose not to leave during WWII and stayed until the end with the children of his orphanage. This books is beyond inspirational and shows how courageous this man was in the darkest of times.
ChristyPutney | Jul 26, 2022 |
Five stars. This hit differently as I read it in 2021. I had to set it down twice because I was crying. The book starts out guiding readers through Jewish and Italian immigrant experiences to New York in the turn of the twentieth century: those who would go on to work in garment factories. Four chapter in the beginning of this book pave this path and humanize the workers. The forces, social and economic, around the events leading up to the fire, are detailed. The fifth chapter is dedicated to the fire. The sixth chapter onward examines the societal changes, or lack thereof in terms of working conditions, that took place. Gangsters who were hired to beat up and even murder strikers in 1911 infiltrated unions in 1926. This book helped me figure out also why Teamsters Union is code for mafia. The book also examines modern-day sweatshops and disasters similar to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. I'm so glad this book was published and I got to read it.… (more)
iszevthere | 24 other reviews | Jul 14, 2022 |



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