Herb Brin

Biography

Herb Brin (1915 – 2003) was born and raised in Chicago. Herb was an investigative reporter for the City News Bureau and Los Angeles Times, a world-recognized poet, and pioneering Jewish journalist. He founded the Heritage, a chain of Jewish community newspapers spanning southern California, where he served as editor, publisher and columnist. His books include: Conflicts, My Spanish Years, Wild Flowers, Nobody Died Laughing, Poems from the Rubio, Ich bin Ein Jude, and Justice, Justice. He is survived by three sons, Stan, David and Dan.

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Books

Conflicts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
In these poems, Herb Brin lyricized man’s humanity – and all-too frequent inhumanity. Brin shines light on injustice, as he turns his eye to conflicts that roil across the expanse of history. “Where there is conflict, pray for conscience,” wrote Brin as, in powerful verse, he forces the reader to confront his or her own conscience. Herb Brin was a courageous journalist and publisher.
Justice, Justice: Poems Reflecting the Measures of Man
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
What is the measure of man? In this extraordinary collection of poems, Herb Brin rages against injustice and oppression with deeply felt passion. “Not to the weak of art does artistry belong,” Brin declares in the opening line of this book. Herb brings to his poetry the same burning indignation against tyranny, the same compassion for the persecuted as he did in his widely-quoted newspaper column.
Shouting for Justice: The Journey of a Jewish Journalist
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This memoir of Herb Brin reveals a truly unique American life, the story of a courageous journalist, publisher, and poet, who was a tireless fighter, both for his people and for justice. Born in 1915 to a poor Chicago family of immigrants, Herb became a gangland reporter in 1930s Chicago, served as an army reporter during World War II, then covered top stories of the century.
Ich Bin Ein Jude: Travels through Europe on the Edge of Savagery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,840. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In a proud affirmation, “Ich bin ein Jude” – I am a Jew -- journalist and poet Herb Brin retraces the train routes over which boxcars transported millions of Jews to their bitter fate during the Holocaust. Boarding in Istanbul in 1978, Herb travels through Greece, Yugoslavia, and Austria, then onward to Poland, where he visits the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Majdanek.
Poems from the Rubio
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A moving collection of poems reflecting Herb Brin’s love of nature and his passion for the Jewish spirit. His verses reflect the laughter, the sorrows and the eternal triumphs of a man – and of a people. Praise for Poems from the Rubio: “How a journalist, how an editor could also be a brilliant poet is a source of astonishment – and of gratitude.” –Elie Wiesel, Nobel winner, Literature
Nobody Died Laughing: Poems of Witness to Millennia of Madness Against the Jews
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Light, joyful poetry you will not find here, but poems infused with passion, pain, and indignation, as Herb Brin sweeps through millennia of Jewish history. He encompasses the passing of human life, conveying the innocence of childhood, the agonies of childbirth, the sorrows of aging.
Wild Flowers: From a Garden of Jewish Verse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Songs of love, songs of war, songs of faith. An unusual collection of poems reflecting the dreams and sense of wonder of a gifted Jewish poet who conveys the tenderness of man’s agonies and loves, his despairs and his hopes, his failings and dreams. Herb Brin’s poems resonate with a deep sense of history, from the battlegrounds of World War II to the tragedy of the Holocaust.

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