“Wages of Empire” Book Talk and Nosh with Michael J. Cooper


Sun Dec 24 2023 at 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm


Afikomen Judaica | Berkeley, CA

Historical fiction centered in the Middle East with action, mystery, kabbalah and more! Join us for this local author book release party.
About this Event

In the summer of 1914, sixteen-year-old Evan Sinclair leaves home to join the Great War for Civilization. Little does he know that, despite the war raging in Europe, the true source of conflict will emerge in Ottoman Palestine, since it's from Jerusalem where the German kaiser dreams to rule as Holy Roman Emperor.

Filled with such historical figures as Chaim Weizmann, Achad Ha'am, Gertrude Bell, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, and Faisal bin Hussein, Wages of Empire follows Evan through the killing fields of the Western Front where he will help turn the tide of a war that is just beginning, and become part of a story that never ends.

Click to purchase your copy of . Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing. They make wonderful gifts!

Join us for complimentary hot drinks and cookie reception.

Please reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Michael J. Cooper emigrated to Israel in 1966 and lived in Jerusalem during the last year the city was divided between Israel and Jordan. He graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School, and after a forty-year career as a pediatric cardiologist in Northern California, he continues to do volunteer missions to Israel serving children who lack access to care.
His historical fiction novels include , set in 1948 Jerusalem, The Rabbi’s Knight, set in the Holy Land in 1290, and now , which won the 2022 CIBA Rossetti Grand Prize Award for YA fiction along with first-place honors for the 2022 CIBA Hemingway award for wartime historical fiction.

Masks optional.


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Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, United States

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