Amazing Stories of Jews in the Far East
The authors traveled the world to collect details of these amazing stories from personal interviews, official records, home videos and scrapbooks, and eyewitnesses. Many of the facts they relate have never before been published. PEPPER, SILK & IVORY spins eye-opening tales of beauty queens, feisty primates, sacred texts, even a Jewish kingdom... the unknown but fascinating Jewish history that took place in Asia over a period of 2000 years.
The Catcher Was a Spy
Story of a major league baseball player, Moe Berg, who spoke seven languages "but couldn't hit a curve in any of them", according to Casey Stengel. Berg's exploits are memorialized not only in Cooperstown but in the CIA Museum, as well! Now the subject of a motion picture based on a book of the same name.
A Jewish General in the Chinese Army
A drop-out from Manchester, England, who befriends a Chinese migrant community and protects them against bullys, leading to his becoming aide to Dr. Sun Yatsen and eventually to Mao Zedong. He wore two pistols on his belt earning him the nickname "Two-Gun Cohen". Today, a street in Shanghai bears his name. Who knew?!
A fast paced, high-def documentary containing these and other amazing stories:
How Shell Oil Got Its Name
The Marshalls of Singapore
A Jewish Kingdom in India
The 126 Torahs of Rangoon
The Banker Who Saved Japan
From "Japan’s Schindler" to "the Jewish James Bond" to a Jewish connection to the Taj Mahal, the compelling stories of Jews in Asia, including the role the Japanese played in saving the lives of tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, are fascinating parts of history never before witnessed by most Western audiences.