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Rosten, Leo Calvin

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1997 AD

US (Polish-born) author and political scientist.

1908 – Born on the 11th of April in Lodz, Russian Empire (now Poland).

1911 – Immigrated to US.

1937 – Finished  PhD, at the University of Chicago.

1937-1968 – Wrote fiction "The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N" 1937 (under pseudonym Leonard Q. Ross), nonfiction "The Joys of Yiddish" 1968.

1968 – Encyclopedic volume The Joys of Yiddish (1968), a guide to the Yiddish language and to Jewish culture (as well as a source for anecdotes and Jewish humor).

1976-1982 – It was followed by "O Kaplan! My Kaplan!" 1976, and Hooray for Yiddish! (1982) , a humorus lexicon of the American language as influenced by Jewish culture.

1997 – Died on 19th of February in New York.