Über den Autor
Emil Ludwig (originally named Emil Cohn) was born in Breslau, now part of Poland. Born into a Jewish family, he was raised as a non-Jew but was not baptized. "Many persons have become Jews since Hitler," he said. "I have been a Jew since the murder of Walther Rathenau [in 1922], from which date I have emphasized that I am a Jew." Ludwig studied law but chose writing as a career. At first he wrote plays and novellas, also working as a journalist. In 1906, he moved to Switzerland, but, during World War I, he worked as a foreign correspondent for the Berliner Tageblatt in Vienna and Istanbul. He became a Swiss citizen in 1932, later emigrating to the United States in 1940.
This vintage book is Emil Ludwig's 1928 biography of Jesus, "Son of Man". This fascinating volume deals chiefly with "Jesus", and has nothing to say about "Christ"; the author does not concern himself with theology, as "that arose later". "Son of Man" is will appeal to anyone with an interest in the life of Jesus, and would make for a great addition to any collection. Contents include: "To the Reader", "Prelude: Jerusalem", "Calling", "Glad Tidings", "The Shadows Darken", "Struggle", "Passion". Emil Ludwig (1881-1948) was a German writer, most famous for his biographies of great historical figures. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.