Search Results: "Amnon Rubinstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2000

"A skillful navigation through turbulent waters."
A penetrating if often redundant study of the original Zionist vision of an Israel that is both democratic and Jewish. Read full book review >

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RUBINSTEIN by Harvey Sachs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A book with something for almost everyone, and a worthy incentive to investigate Rubinstein's unique artistry. (photos, not seen)"
Sachs is explicitly out to set the record straight in this detailed, scholarly biography of the legendary pianist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2004

"Breezy, informative, and wholly enjoyable."
Journalist Rubenstein debuts with a wild tale of true-life folk hero Attila Ambrus, who lost his innocence in post-communist Hungary as he and the nation grappled with the demands of capitalism. Read full book review >

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GALAX-ARENA by Gillian Rubinstein
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although the siblings' escape and subsequent murder of Hythe are suitably visceral, it is the lingering sense of unease and apathy they find back home that is insidious and haunting. (Fiction. 13+)"
Rubinstein (Dog In, Cat Out, 1993, etc.) takes a provocative view in her novel that is unrelenting in its savagery and grimness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"Essential reading for followers of Middle Eastern politics."
A thoughtful analysis of the changing Palestinian concept of identity, rendered with remarkable clarity and balance by Israeli journalist Rubinstein. Read full book review >

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FOXSPELL by Gillian Rubinstein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Readers will find the fantastic aspects of the character's journey satisfying and be sobered by the metaphor of a young boy who survives contemporary family life only by becoming an animal. (Fiction. 10+)"
A 12-year-old boy confronts the disintegration of his family by transforming himself into a fox in this striking novel from Rubinstein (Galax-Arena, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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SKYMAZE by Gillian Rubinstein
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Still, though not so fine or intriguing as Rubinstein's Beyond the Labyrinth (1990), a skillfully written, fast-moving story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Another computer game becomes as real as life—and death. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE CAT'S EYE by Gillian Rubinstein
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Rubinstein pushes all the pieces together for a convenient and happy ending, but with some confusion, and without any of her usual wit, excitement, or adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rubinstein (Foxspell, 1996, etc.) combines shape-shifting aliens with quantum physics in a muddled offering for middle graders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 1997

"Some valuable historical modifications may be lost due to a tone and strategy that make the author sound too much like an apologist for the Allies' inaction."
In this revisionist history Rubinstein (History/Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth) sets out to debunk as ``illogical and ahistorical'' the work of several established historians who raise the question of Allied culpability during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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DOG IN, CAT OUT by Gillian Rubinstein
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Charming. (Picture book. 1-6)"
The title's four words, reordered on each spread, comprise the entire vocabulary of this imaginative portrayal of a busy family's day as punctuated by the comings and goings of their pets. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A good choice for offering comfort and support to a budding perfectionist. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can anyone be perfect? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A wildly convoluted tale as bizarre as it is intriguing."
A sprawling exposé on how the blending of two cosmetics behemoths reopened a shameful era in French history. Read full book review >