Lewis Browne (1897-1949)


Lewis Browne, my grandmother Rebecca Tarlow's brother, was a world traveler, author, rabbi, former rabbi, lecturer, socialist and friend of the literary elite (H.G. Wells, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, etc.).

His papers are at the Indiana University's Lilly Archives. Some additional materials are at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem that were given by Myna, Lewis's ex-wife. See this 1937 letter from Charlie Chaplan (calling Lewis an entertaining radio celebrity).

Here is a Copyright Renewal Database from Stanford showing that most of his books did have their copyrights diligently renewed by his sister, Rebecca Tarlow.

Here's an article on Lewis Browne, his friend Charlie Chaplan, and the supernatural.

Lewis Browne's This Believing World was one of four books that guided the writing of the Big Book of AA. If you go to this link, click download, and move forward in the talk to minute 33, the speaker describes the books used, studied and referred to while coming up with the information to start AA. The whole talk is interesting, but the Browne mentions start here. http://xa-speakers.org/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=1663.

Here's the text from some of his books, Something Went Wrong—A Summation of Modern History, Since Calvary—An Interpretation of Christian History, How Odd of God—An Introduction to the Jews, and The World's Great Scriptures. BTW, some of the books are still in copyright.

Here's a 1933 postcard that Lewis wrote from Berlin. No atrocities there except for the man who told of them. Found at the National Library of Jerusalem by Ruth Bachi (a relative).

Here's an article from 1926, Around the World With a Portable—Excerpts from a Travel Diary: "Pink" Jews of Red Russia. Here is the entire travel diary from 1926. I happily discovered that my cousin, Eric Kriss already "webbed" the travel diary of 1933.

YudelLine's Who was Lewis Browne? Next up, my dad's (Edmond Mosley) biography of Lewis Browne)... a different perspective.

Lewis Browne Quotes

You can always find his books on Amazon or Alibris

I'll be posting a number of materials that I have by and about Lewis Browne. You may contact me if you are interested in him. I'm starting an elist for notifications when I add to this site. If you are on it, and don't want to be, please let me know. If you'd like to be on it, please let me know. (Kim Mosley, info@lewisbrowne.org)

Books by Lewis Browne