New York: Boni and Liveright, 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp; two-tone cloth. Fine a lightly rubbed dust jacket with a few small chips and closed tears. Item #205308
A child of assimilated German Jews who emigrated to the United States when he was a child, Lewisohn faced unrelenting anti-semitism nonetheless as he pursued an academic career and ultimately returned to Judaism, rejecting assimilation as a failure and embracing Zionism. This book is his "passionate plea for understanding, for self understanding and appraisal by Jews as well as an appeal for understanding among the Gentiles" (from the dust jacket), in which he warns, already in 1925, of the antisemitism of Adolf Hitler.