Errors in book

April 24, 2009

I am mortified by the factual errors in the book. They are the product of careless copyediting and proofreading. In fact, they are mystifying because they are so obvious, and I am not even sure how they got into the manuscript in the first place, let alone how I missed them during proofreading. Before any reviews appear, here are a few preemptive corrections:

p. 26, first full paragraph: The Sabra and Shatilla massacres occured in the Fall of 1982, not 1983. (Of course I knew that!)

p. 135, first full paragraph: This section addressed the loan guarantees controversy involving President Bush in 1991. So it made no sense to write “Soviet Jewry was a cause that united much of the community in the 1990s.” Of course it was the 1980s.

In several places, the book refers to “Jewish Voices for Peace.” It is actually “Jewish Voice for Peace.” This was corrected in a proof that was sent to me, but somehow the correction was not made in the manuscript.

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