S. Karpen Bros. Furniture
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Karpen Bros. Furniture: Nine Brothers from Prussia to American Style 1880-1952
Forthcoming
The Karpen family is traced from Prussia to Chicago, from cabinetmakers to industry titans and unwelcome partners in the Bakelite Company. This is a family story, a Jewish story, and an immigrant story. It is the history of change in the American home and family.

Portraits of Our Past: Jews of the German Countryside
(Jewish Publication Society, 2001)
A family chronicle interwoven with the life and times of the rural German Jews in the eighteenth and nineteen centuries.

Als Moises Kaz seine Stadt vor Napoleon rettete
Als Moises Kaz seine Stadt vor Napoleon rettete. Meiner jüdischen Geschichte auf der Spur.
Translated by Matthias S. Laier (Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag, 1999)
A family chronicle interwoven with the life and times of the rural German Jews in the eighteenth and nineteen centuries. Sales surpassed 2,300 copies.