By Neal Gabler
Publish 12 months note; First released September 1st 1988
Winner of the Los Angeles Times publication Award for historical past, this "wonderful historical past of the golden age of the motion picture moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, unique, and richly exciting workforce biography of the Jewish immigrants who have been the relocating forces at the back of the production of America's movie industry.
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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood by Neal Gabler