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Noted Author To Speak at Temple Beth Sholom In Las Vegas
Publish Date : 10/27/2004 4:20:00 PM   Source : Culture and Community News

Award winning New York Times and international best selling investigative author, Edwin Black, will speak at Temple Beth Sholom 10700 Havenwood Lane, on Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, will present "An Evening With Edwin Black", under the auspices of the B'nai B'rith Lecture Bureau.

Edwin Black is the award-winning, New York Times and international bestselling investigative author of IBM and the Holocaust (Crown Publishing and others worldwide 2001), The Transfer Agreement (Macmillan 1984 and Carroll-Graff 2001), War Against the Weak (Four Walls Eight Windows and others worldwide September 2003), and a novel, Format C: (Dialog Press and others worldwide 1999). His latest book is Banking on Baghdad (John Wiley & Sons and others worldwide).

In the past several years, Black has won numerous prestigious awards. In 2004, he won the coveted Rockower Award for Investigative Journalism--First Prize from the American Jewish Press Association for his syndicated investigation of the Ford Foundation's systematic funding of hate groups.

In 2003, Black received the International Human Rights Award from the World Affairs Council for War Against the Weak. Plus, in 2003, he received the top two editorial awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors: Best Book of the Year for IBM and the Holocaust and Best Article of the Year for "IBM in Auschwitz" in the Village Voice. Editors have nominated Black for the Pulitzer Prize eight times, the most recently for Banking on Baghdad. In addition, Black received the Carl Sandburg Award for The Transfer Agreement as well as two Folio Awards and a Computer Press Association Award for excellence in magazine publishing.

Black's enterprise writing has appeared in dozens of newspapers across the United States and Europe, from the Washington Post, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Daily News and Los Angeles Times to Sunday Times (England), Frankfurter Zeitung (Germany) and Jerusalem Post (Israel). The world's leading magazines have also carried his work, from Playboy and Reform Judaism to Der Spiegel and L'Express.

Black's latest book is Banking on Baghdad, which chronicles the tragic and turbulent 7,000-year history of Iraq.

For his articles and books, Black has appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows worldwide, including Oprah, the Today Show, Wolf Blitzer, NPR’s Weekend Edition, America's Most Wanted and the leading shows of England, Canada, Europe and Latin America. For his books, he has appeared in numerous documentaries, including The Corporation and King of Capitalism.

Reservations for "An Evening With Edwin Black" may be made by calling the JCC, (702)794-0090. This event is free, and open to the entire community.

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