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Kaufman, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 42 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 2,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: DS135.E83, 305.800973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Kaufman
Broken alliance : the turbulent times between Blacks and Jews in America by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index. Bibliographical notes: p. 285-300
A hole in the heart of the world : being Jewish in Eastern Europe by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spanning nearly a century, from the years preceding the Holocaust to the defeat of the Nazis and subsequent triumph of Communism to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the present day, Jonathan Kaufman tells the stories of five families. A Hole in the Heart of the World is both a descent into the still-dark soul of Eastern Europe and a shockingly optimistic chronicle of a fragile cultural and religious birth. In Berlin a prominent Jewish family clings to its Communist ideals even after the end of the Cold War. A West German cantor - and concentration camp survivor - crosses the Berlin Wall to minister to the Jewish remnant in East Berlin. In Hungary a rabbi turns dissident when Communist-controlled Jewish leaders dismiss him, but he continues to teach Hebrew class in his living room, waging an underground war to preserve and nurture Jewish life. Young citizens of Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest find a renewed faith and pride as they uncover a secret heritage buried in the rubble of war and long condemned by the Communist regime. A Polish Catholic woman bears silent witness to the sufferings of her Jewish neighbors during World War II and later discovers something that overturns everything she ever believed about her past." "From the old to the young and the disenchanted to the enthusiastic, each arrives, finally, at a place of cultural and religious renewal. A Hole in the Heart of the World is a luminous portrait of the Jewish life that persists, though transformed and tenuous, as a vital element of the European community."--Jacket
The last kings of Shanghai : the rival Jewish dynasties that helped create modern China by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

8 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty--the hotel hosts a who's who of global celebrities: Noel Coward has written a draft of Private Lives in his suite, Charlie Chaplin entertained his wife-to-be, and the American socialite Wallis Simpson reportedly posed for dirty photographs. A few miles away, Mao and the nascent communist party have been plotting revolution before being forced to flee the city. By the 1930's, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty--the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than one hundred seventy-five years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and nearly losing everything as the Communists swept into power. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable story of how these families ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival. He also tells the triumphant story of how they joined to rescue and protect eighteen thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism."
The last kings of Shanghai : the rival Jewish dynasties that helped create modern China by Jonathan Kaufman( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistShanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty--the hotel hosts a who's who of global celebrities: Noel Coward has written a draft of Private Lives in his suite and Charlie Chaplin has entertained his wife-to-be. And a few miles away, Mao and the nascent Communist Party have been plotting revolution. By the 1930s, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty--the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than 175 years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and losing nearly everything as the Communists swept into power. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable history of how these families participated in an economic boom that opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil at their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival. The book lays bare the moral compromises of the Kadoories and the Sassoons--and their exceptional foresight, success, and generosity. At the height of World War II, they joined together to rescue and protect eighteen thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. Though their stay in China started out as a business opportunity, the country became a home they were reluctant to leave, even on the eve of revolution. The lavish buildings they built and the booming businesses they nurtured continue to define Shanghai and Hong Kong to this day. As the United States confronts China's rise, and China grapples with the pressures of breakneck modernization and global power, the long-hidden odysseys of the Sassoons and the Kadoories hold a key to understanding the present moment
Early observations on possible defenses by the emerging threat agent project( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Defense Department is concerned about emerging chemical and biological (CB) weapon agents and the ability of U.S. defenses to counter them. Due to scientific advances that facilitate the development of new and novel CB agents and the fact that uncovering such work will be a difficult intelligence challenge, the Emerging Threat Agent Project (ETAP) undertook a study to examine the challenges of emerging CB agents and propose measures to reduce their risks. The authors conclude that the problem is comprised of two related components. Given the inherent secrecy with which states and other actors will conduct CB agent development, adversary programs could acquire new CB agents years before U.S. defense planners recognize those agents. And, after the U.S. intelligence community recognizes those CB agents as threats, the United States will probably need many more years to establish a comprehensive defense against them. Such gaps in CB agent defense capabilities pose a potentially serious risk to U.S. military operations. To best mitigate this risk, the Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) of the U.S. Department of Defense needs to augment current work with enhanced efforts to dissuade adversary CB agent development and to deter adversary use of new CB weapons. Successful initiatives in dissuasion and deterrence will depend on CB defensive programs that appear dynamic, progressive, and integrated with other Defense Department and national-level efforts in counter proliferation. Many of these objectives can be met by adding a second track to the current agent-specific science and technology (S & T) effort, a track that focuses on the mechanisms of CB agent effects and interactions with the environment
Kings of Shanghai : two rival dynasties and the creation of modern China by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

3 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon dynasty--the hotel hosts a who's who of global celebrities: Noel Coward has written a draft of Private Lives in his suite, Charlie Chaplin entertained his wife-to-be, and the American socialite Wallis Simpson reportedly posed for dirty photographs. A few miles away, Mao and the nascent communist party have been plotting revolution before being forced to flee the city. By the 1930's, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty--the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than one hundred seventy-five years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and nearly losing everything as the Communists swept into power. In The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable story of how these families ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival. He also tells the triumphant story of how they joined to rescue and protect eighteen thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism
The money machine : a novel by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Deman's ethics are put to the test when he becomes the recipient of automatic bank machine cards and access codes belonging to an acquaintance arrested for mail fraud
Sedimentology and diagenesis of the Swan Hills Formation (Middle-Upper Devonian), Rosevear Field, Alberta, Canada by Jonathan Kaufman( )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Computational Approach Toward Identification of Malignant Lesions of the Human Breast: The Dynamics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent Uptake( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breast tumors have a higher sodium content than normal tissue. Thus, sodium magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could prove to be a valuable non-invasive diagnostic for Breast Cancer. MRI is commonly used in clinical settings to image the interior of the human body. Currently, all clinical MRI protocols are sensitive to water or fat. Adjustments to MRI equipment can enable the technology to be sensitive to sodium. This research presents the results of technical developments within MRI to non-invasively image sodium content in a human breast. This imaging technology, in combination with existing MRI techniques, could lead to a new method for screening and staging the progression of breast cancer
Koningen van Shanghai : hoe twee Joodse families meebouwden aan het moderne China by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van twee joodse families die vanuit Bagdad in de negentiende eeuw in Shanghai belandden en met hun zakenimperiums een stempel drukten op de Chinese geschiedenis
Impact of a ventilated hood on heat stress at high relative humidity by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat stress is a major problem associated with use of encapsulating chemical protective garments. Metabolic and externally imposed heat loads can be degrade cognitive and physical performance and prove life-treating if not adequately extracted from within protective clothing ensembles. Two approaches have historically been used to actively remove heat from encapsulating clothing ensembles: (1) vapor phase cooling, where the heat transfer medium is a vapor such as air; and (2) liquid phase cooling, with water or freon acting as the heat transfer medium. Personal aircrew cooling systems tend to be vapor-based because of weight considerations and the risk of leaking coolant into the aircraft. In addition, air-cooled systems employing evaporative cooling can theoretically remove greater quantities of heat while using less external energy the liquid-based systems dependent on conductive or convective heat exchange. Wearing a helmet, however, compresses the protective hood worn with encapsulating protective garments and produces available airflow to the head and neck. This reduced airflow may limit heat loss from the head and neck and potentially eliminate a major route of body heat loss. The purpose of this study was to examine whether using a chemical protective hood contributes significantly to heat stress in a hot/humid environment
Risk Assessment for Acute Exposure to Pyrogen: A Pyrotechnically-Generated Fire Extinguishing Aerosol( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pyrotechnically generated fire extinguishing aerosols represent an alternative to halon fire extinguishers in enclosed spaces. This study reviewed existing literature on one specific type (Pyrogen) and assessed the potential health risks associated with a short-term (15 min) exposure to a Pyrogen discharge. A fairly extensive study of vapor phase components by the Russian Academy of Science suggested that concentrations of potentially hazardous gases were generally below levels of concern. However, ammonia and N2 may pose some concern because concentrations exceeded recognized short-term exposure limits. Specific composition of the hydrocarbons produced also merit further study as they may or may not represent an additional inhalation risk. Concentrations of solid phase particulates generated by Pyrogen appear to be well below any levels of concern given their reported chemical composition
A hole in the heart of the world : the Jewish experience in Eastern Europe after World War by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental Measurement to Determine Fine Dry-Bulb and Wet-Bulb Thermocouple Response Times( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental apparatus was built and used to measure the response time of very fine wet-bulb thermocouples in air. Rapid response solenoid valves (15 m/sec response time) were used to control airflow, through tubing into which wet-bulb thermocouples were placed. Thermocouple wire (type T, 0.005 cm diameter) was used to fabricate thermocouples for testing. The thermocouple tip (bead) was covered with a wick (cotton fiber) to build a wet-bulb. The experiment was performed for air velocities ranging from 1.50 to 2.5 m/sec, measured at the flow meter (0.166-0.478 m/sec) inside the housing and changes in temperature ranging from 12.5 degrees C to 17.39 degrees C wet-bulb. These experimental conditions were selected to simulate human respiratory conditions. The apparatus produced repeatable square waves and allowed change in direction of temperature gradient without difficulty. The experiment was carried out for both cooling (going from hot-to-cold) and heating (going from cold-to-hot) of the thermocouple using two different tubing diameter (1 and 1 5/16 in.). Wet-bulb thermocouple response time of 0.175 sec (1 in. housing) and 0.153 sec (1 5/16 in. housing) were obtained. Conduction along thermocouple wire and radiation effects was shown to negligibly affect response times. The effect of the temperature change for small increments and direction of the gradient were also found to be insignificant. There was a negative correlation between air velocity and the time response of a wet-bulb thermocouple. This technique allows investigators a means of assessing data acquisition system response times in a repeatable fashion
Respiratory demand in Individuals Performing Rigorous Physical Tasks in Chemical Protective Ensembles( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protection afforded by a respiratory filter depends on chemical or biological agent and flow rate. Filtration mechanisms such as chemical adsorption depend on sufficient residence time for the filter media to extract noxious agents from the airstream. Consequently, filter efficiency is a function of inspiratory air velocities. Filter designs account for this by adjusting bed depth and cross-sectional area to anticipated flow rates. The NATO-standard military filter (C2A1) and many commercial filters are designed and tested at 32 liters/min (1pm). The present study investigated respiratory demand while U.S. Marines (n=32) completed operationally relevant tasks in MOPP IV chemical protective ensembles (including M-40 masks and C2Al filters). Respiratory demand greatly exceeded current test conditions during the most arduous tasks; minute ventilation = 96.4 +/- 18.9 1pm (mean +/- SD) with a maximum of 13l.7 1pm observed in one subject. Mean peak inspiratory flow rate (PIF) reached 238.7 +/- 34.0 1pm with maximum PIF often exceeding 300 1pm (maximum observed value = 356.3 1pm). The observed respiratory demand was consistent with data reported in previous laboratory studies imposing very heavy workloads. This study is among the few to report on respiratory demand while subject. perform occupationally relevant tasking in chemical protective ensembles. The results indicate that military and industrial filters will probably encounter higher flow rates than previously anticipated during heavy exertion
Novel contrast mixture achieves contrast resolution of human bladder wall suitable for T1 mapping: applications in interstitial cystitis and beyond by Pradeep Tyagi( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of the U.S. Navy Advanced Personal Air Conditioning System (APACS)( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper describes the technology behind the development of the USN APACS man-mounted cooling system, a key component of HAILSS. APACS represents a lightweight, man-mounted cooling system for aircrews requiring no airframe modifications. This system is suitable for all crew stations and can be used during preflight inspections or by nonflying personnel
Technique for Estimating Ventilation Requirements for Personal Air-Cooling Systems( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individuals wearing encapsulating garments require auxiliary cooling systems to sustain physical and cognitive performance when exposed to high temperatures or workloads. Heat transfer in such cooling systems are typically based on either air or liquid as the heat exchange medium. Designing air-cooled systems requires knowledge of the quantity of heat to be extracted and cooling system design criteria; inlet air temperature and humidity and ventilation rates. This report addresses this issue by viewing the human as a simple time averaged heat source whose temperature must be maintained within a specified range. Integrating heat production over time permits heat extraction to be separated from physiological thermoregulation. Framing physical workload and ambient conditions in terms of military relevant scenarios for rear cabin helicopter aircrew (25 year old male working at 45% VO2.(sub max)) families of curves were identified that define air-conditioning system design criteria for given conditions
Interdisciplinary bookmaking in an eight grade classroom by Jonathan Kaufman( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and the world/the world and China by Jonathan Kaufman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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