The Koch Papers

My Fight Against Anti-Semitism

Edward I. Koch with Rafael Medoff

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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For more than three decades, Ed Koch has been one of America’s most interesting and outspoken political figures. In this provocative new book, Koch with Rafael Medoff guides readers through the major battles in his life-long fight against anti-Semitism. Interviews, speeches, new essays, never-before published personal correspondence, and more highlight his leadership--on campuses, in the media, on the streets of New York City, and in the halls of power in Washington, DC. The book also features personal letters from Henry Louis Gates, former President George Bush, and other prominent figures. Koch will reveal startling information for the first time here, and his writings are controversial, piercing, teasing, and questioning. This book will ignite discussion for years to come

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Praise for The Koch Papers

Praise for The Koch Papers:
 
"Vintage Koch: provocative, fervent, controversial, opinionated."  --The Jewish Book Review
 
"The hallmark of Koch’s approach to this issue, as his book demonstrates, is a determination to confront bigotry--with steadfastness and an insistent sense of urgency." --Forward.com
 
"In his typical style, Ed Koch is both direct and thought provoking. ...The Koch Papers...should be at the top of the list of anyone interested in the broad subjects of race relations, urban populations, government, and local politics."--Senator Charles E. Schumer
 
"Ed Koch's book on anti-Semitism displays one more time the extraordinary determination of a man who seeks to do something to affect public life. His commitment to fighting anti-Semitism is grounded in obvious and fine instincts. But what he does in this volume is point out instance after instance in which a casual association with anti-Semitism, or failure to prosecute its display, weakens the central animus."--William F. Buckley, Jr., author of In Search of Anti-Semitism
 

 
Praise for Koch's I'm Not Done Yet:
"Direct exposure to the inner life of Ed Koch, in all its intricate, appalling, hilarious, entertaining, outrageous self-involvement."--The New York Times Book Review

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Edward I. Koch with Rafael Medoff

Edward I. Koch served as Mayor of New York City from 1978-1989 and as a US Representative from 1969-1977. He led the US Delegation to the 2004 Berlin Conference on Anti-Semitism. In 2005, he was appointed by President Bush to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He is a talk-show host and radio commentator for Ed Koch: The Voice of Reason, and writes weekly commentaries for New York Press. He has written eight books on politics and two children’s books. He lives in New York City.  Dr. Rafael Medoff is Founding Director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. He is the author of seven books and numerous essays about American Jewish history, Zionism, and the Holocaust. He has taught at Ohio State University, Purchase College of SUNY, and elsewhere.

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The Koch Papers
My Fight Against Anti-Semitism
Edward I. Koch with Rafael Medoff

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
March 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780230610972
ISBN10: 0230610978
5 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches, 256 pages
$14.95

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
March 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780230601024
ISBN10: 0230601022
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$24.95
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