This Day in Jewish History 1984: A Jew Who Pursued a Gentleman's Pursuit Dies

Alfred Knopf was supposed to become a lawyer but found himself magnetized by books - which he believed should be published with class.

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On August 11, 1984, the American publisher Alfred A. Knopf, whose eponymous firm became synonymous with quality, sophistication and good taste in books, died at the age of 91. Today, a full century after Knopf...