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Website of David Weinstein, author of The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics (Brandeis University Press, 2017). This book explores the life of Eddie Cantor: star of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, and television.  David is also the author of The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Temple University Press, 2004) and several articles about media, cultural, and Jewish history.   

Advance Praise for The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

 "The Eddie Cantor Story is a wonderful book for anyone interested in twentieth-century popular culture, Jewish history, and the ongoing drama of immigrants becoming Americans.”  —Mark Cohen, author of Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman
 
"No mere celebrity biography, The Eddie Cantor Story melds together politics and popular culture.” Hasia Diner, New York University

More about The Eddie Cantor Story here


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David Weinstein

David Weinstein is a historian who lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area. He is the author of two books: The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics (2017) and The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (2004). David is a senior program officer in the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies and has taught at the University of Maryland and George Mason University.

This is David’s personal website.  The views and materials shared here are his own and are not those of his employer.