Search Results: "Amir S. Cheshin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1999

"While the book can seem a little shrill at times, the point is well made that Israel could do more for at least those East Jerusalem Arabs who who don—t openly oppose the state, and there is much here that informs the debate on Israel's ground zero. (4 maps)"
Cheshin and Melamed, onetime aides to former Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek, and Hutman, formerly of the Jerusalem Post, offer a scathing exposÇ of persistent Israeli discriminatory practices against Jerusalem Arabs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A fascinating topic, despite the author's sometimes plodding approach."
The greatest mathematician of the 20th century was actually a committee. Read full book review >

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The Battle of Prophets and Wizards by Amir Moazenzadeh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2014

"Occasionally flat but often exciting."
This thriller, the first in a planned series, involves fantastical elements and two intrepid adventurers. Read full book review >

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INFINITESIMAL by Amir Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fast-paced history of the singular idea that shaped a multitude of modern achievements."
In the mid-17th century, debate raged over a mathematical concept of the infinitely small—and nothing less than modernity as we know it was at stake. Read full book review >

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CAUGHT UP by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Sometimes rough around the edges but an engaging cautionary tale nevertheless. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Kennedy, an African-American teen girl from a suburban gated community, lets her fascination with all things 'hood drive her into dangerous territory. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL OF HIS DREAMS by Amir Abrams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Good, dirty fun. (Romance. 15 & up)"
Drama reigns supreme in suburban New Jersey. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An entertaining introduction to one of the most universally relevant and most widely misunderstood branches of mathematics."
Are you a betting person? Here's how to calculate the odds. Read full book review >

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WHY SCIENCE DOES NOT DISPROVE GOD by Amir D. Aczel
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Aczel dislikes atheists and often descends to their derisive debating points (e.g., religions sponsor charities; atheists don't), but he skillfully combines his specialty and good science to support, without actually proving, the existence of a Creator."
Mathematician Aczel (A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians, 2011, etc.) debated atheist Richard Dawkins in 2010. Here, he presents his arguments, and prominent atheists, Dawkins above all, do not come out well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"No-frills intellectual history for the lay reader."
A priest/paleontologist's fraught efforts to reconcile the theory of evolution with his faith. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An enlightening look into one of the less-familiar corners of the modern military world."
Two Israeli journalists look at how their country has become an innovator in battlefield technology. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 1999

"While the actual math is heavy going, Aczel gives a very readable account of the science and the scientists involved."
In 1912, Albert Einstein wrote down an equation that describes the structure of the universe. Read full book review >