The First Jew of Texas - The Life of Jim Novy

Author: David Chapin

ISBN 9781602649910 (softcover)
ISBN 9781602649927 (hardcover)
ISBN 9781602649934 (eBook)

164 pages


Jim Novy was a self-made success story, arriving in America a teenager with just a few dollars in his pocket. His lifespan covered many interesting 20th century events. While in some ways, he was a microcosm of the immigrant Jewish experience, he went beyond that in terms of wealth and political connections.


David Chapin is an author and historian living in Austin, Texas. He stumbled upon the fascinating untold story of Jim Novy quite by accident as he investigated his congregation's oral history.

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