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John Meisel’s Life of Learning

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Reviewed in this essay: John Meisel, A Life of Learning and Other Pleasures: John Meisel’s Tale. Yarker ON: Wintergreen Studios Press, 2012, 403 pp. Illus.  Forward by Janice Gross Stein. Born in Vienna in 1923, Czech, Jewish, and afflicted with chronic osteomyelitis, John Meisel managed to escape the horrors of Nazi Europe because his father worked for Bat’a Shoe Company. The family was...