John L Loeb Jr - The Autobiography: Reflections, Memories, and Confessions

In his memoir, John reflected, “When I write a check to support a book’s publication, I remind myself that seeing a book into print means more to me than [owning] any yacht ever could. This is particularly true if the book is related to any of my three passionate pursuits: American Jewish history, genealogy, and Danish art.” Love of books runs in the family: John’s brother Arthur is the former owner of the Madison Avenue Bookshop in Manhattan, which closed in 2002 to the disappointment of its devoted customers.

Below are nine books that John has sponsored. Each is obtainable through online booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Better World Books, ABE Books, and other retailers.

The Lehmans: From Rimpar to the New World: A Family History (1996), by Roland Flade.

Lots of Lehmans: The Family of Mayer Lehman of Lehman Brothers, Remembered by His Descendants (2007), edited and compiled by Kenneth Libo.

An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb (1876-1953) and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors (2009), by John L. Loeb, Jr., Kathy Plotkin, Margaret Kempner and Judith Endelman.

The Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Danish Art Collection (1st edition 2005; 2nd edition 2018), by Elisabeth Fabritius and Suzanne Ludvigsen.

In Another Light: Danish Painting in the Nineteenth Century (2007)), by Patricia G. Berman.

The Levy Family and Monticello, 1834-1923: Saving Thomas Jefferson’s House (2002), by Melvin I. Urofsky.

A Genesis of Religious Freedom: The Story of the Jews of Newport, RI and Touro Synagogue (2013), by Melvin Urofsky; David M. Kleiman, contributing editor.

Liberty of Conscience and the Growth of Religious Diversity in Early America, 1636-1786 (1986), by Carla Giardina Pestana.

Washington’s Rebuke to Bigotry: Reflections on Our First President’s Famous 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island (2015), edited by Adam Strom, Dan Eshet and Michael Feldberg.

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