Stern's family practiced medicine in Breslau, Germany for four generations, but in 1938 they were forced by increasing restrictions on Jews to leave for America. In this history-cum-memoir, Columbia University emeritus professor Stern combines the personal and professional in his study of Germany's transformations- Politics and Prose
Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, is the author of The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology.
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Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade began in a small store at 5010 Connecticut in the autumn of 1984, by themselves and a part-time employee who worked at night. Before a year was up, there were two full-time employees. By 1988-89 there were a half-dozen and the store was bursting.
They moved across the street to 5015 in the summer of 1989, and since then we have grown at intervals of every three years. They now occupy 10,000 square feet of sales space, and close to 13,000 feet, including offices and café. They have a staff of 50-55 full-time employees.
Fritz Stern, University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, is the author of "The Politics of Cultural Despair: A Study in the Rise of the Germanic Ideology."