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Vallentine Mitchell was founded over sixty years ago and one of our earliest publications was Anne Frank’s Diary. In the 1990s we launched the Library of Holocaust Testimonies and over a twenty year period published a little over 60 books in this series.

Our primary areas of publication are Jewish, Middle Eastern and Holocaust studies. We publish for both the scholar and the general reader and have offices in London and Portland, Oregon.

Subjects covered include Jewish history, culture and heritage, Jewish thought, Middle Eastern history, politics and culture and the Holocaust.

Vallentine Mitchell welcomes the opportunity to consider new works. Proposals may be sent to editor@vmbooks.com. Submissions for the journal Holocaust Studies may also be submitted to this address.

  • Chief Rabbi Hertz

    Chief Rabbi Hertz


    The Wars of the Lord

    Taylor, Derek

    Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz (1872-1946), perhaps Britain's greatest Chief Rabbi, led his community through two World Wars and was instrumental in the rescue of Jewish refugees from Nazism. He published many books and edited the seminal Hertz Chumash. Rabbi Hertz was a founder of the Council of Christians and Jews. As well, he was...

  • Ethnic Minorities and Media in the Holy Land

    Ethnic Minorities and Media in t...


    Edited by: Caspi, Dan; Elias, Nelly

    Numerous studies have noted the dual role that the media plays in the lives of minorities: portraying and influencing their assimilation into the majority society, as well as isolation there from, while also adopting new identities and preserving original ones. In this context, Israeli society provides a rare test case, as nearly half of its...

  • Loyalty Betrayed

    Loyalty Betrayed

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    Jewish Chaplains in the German Army During the First World War

    Appelbaum, Peter

    Around 30 Jewish chaplains served with honor and distinction in the German army during World War I, providing spiritual care for about 100,000 Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, soldiers, and also Jewish refugees made homeless by the Tsarist army. This is the first book in English detailing the writings...

  • Man on the Rock

    Man on the Rock


    Mayor Solomon Levy and the Jews of Gibraltar

    Freedland, Michael

    This is the story of perhaps the world's most unusual Jewish community, told through the eyes of the oldest member of one of its most unusual families. Solomon 'Momy' Levy is one of the best known figures in Gibraltar. Levy was the Rock's first civic mayor, and he is a prominent and...

  • The Jewish Year Book 2014

    The Jewish Year Book 2014


    Edited by: Levy, Elkan; Taylor, Derek

    For over 115 years, readers have been referring to The Jewish Year Book for information regarding Britain's Jewish community - the institutions, the organizations, the charities, contact details, and a who's who of personalities. The Jewish Year Book 2014 also provides details on: dates that matter in the Jewish calendar, award winners, anniversaries, obituaries, an...

  • The Journey to the Arab Spring

    The Journey to the Arab Spring


    The Ideological Roots of the Middle East Upheaval in Arab Liberal Thought

    Govrin, David

    This book analyzes the roots of the ideological discourse among distinguished Arab intellectuals and liberals regarding political reforms and democratization processes in the Arab states during the three decades that preceded the 'Arab Spring.' It fills a void in the literature that examines the impact of the New...

  • The Next War between Israel and Egypt

    The Next War between Israel and ...


    Examining a High-intensity War between Two of the Strongest Militaries in the Middle East

    Eilam, Ehud

    Based on an insider's knowledge of weaponry and of actual Israeli and Egyptian battle strategies, this book examines how two of the strongest regional militaries would likely fight a high intensity war in the Middle East. The book examines how the various factors in play -...

  • Under the Heel of Bushido

    Under the Heel of Bushido


    Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War

    Sugarman, Martin

    This book contains dozens of accounts - both horrific and inspiring, amusing and sad - of the experiences of Jewish prisoners of war and internees from Commonwealth and Dutch forces imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II. Along with dozens of photographs from private collections,...

  • Why Evolution Matters: A Jewish View

    Why Evolution Matters: A Jewish ...


    Rutman, Joel

    Why Evolution Matters examines the concept of evolution in relation to Judaism, showing that far from something to be avoided within the religion, evolutionary thought deepens an understanding of classic areas of Jewish concern, including free will, moral behavior, suffering, and death. The book presents a novel interpretation of biological evolution in which convergences, self-organization, constraints, and progress are...