Search Results: "Amos Elon"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1997

"One could not ask for a more informed and discerning guide than Elon to both what is tiresomely old and startlingly new between Israeli Jews and their Arab antagonists and partners."
Twenty-one sparkling essays (originally published in the New York Review of Books and elsewhere) on Israel and the Middle East, covering the period from the Six-Day War up to Benjamin Netanyahu's recent election as Israel's prime minister, by the insightful veteran Israeli journalist, historian, and biographer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"While many books have dealt with the Rothschilds, Elon's focus on the family's founding patriarch yields a thoroughly researched, fascinating, and altogether exemplary biography. (illustrations, not seen)"
During this time of bloated biographies, here is a refreshingly brief portrait of one of the most important figures of 19th-century European economic and modern Jewish history: Meyer Amschel Rothschild (17441812). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Well-written, humane, full of learned asides and character sketches of figures such as Heinrich Heine, Else Lasker-Schüler, and Karl Kraus: a memorable evocation of a disappeared world."
A superb account of the sometimes exalted, often tragic relations among Germans and Jews, "two souls within a single body." Read full book review >

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ELON MUSK by Ashlee Vance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"Despite Vance's best efforts, Musk comes off as another megalomaniacal hypercapitalist whose stock in trade is luxury goods and services for luxury clients."
A look at aerospace/automotive mogul Elon Musk. Read full book review >

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AMOS & BORIS by William Steig
Released: Oct. 15, 1971

"Amos' feat is perhaps less satisfying than that of Aesop's mouse who gnaws the lion's ropes without any help from his oversized friends, but there is no question that Steig's affectionately witty pictures and perfectly complementary narration make this a durable picture book friendship."
Deftly proportioned and disarmingly matter-of-fact, the story of a friendship between Amos, an adventurous mouse who goes to sea "full of wonder, full of enterprise, and full of love for life," and Boris, the accommodating whale who rescues Amos from drowning and carries him home on his back. Read full book review >

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BIRDBRAIN AMOS by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

As ad hoc parents go, Horton has nothing on Amos, a mild-mannered hippo with a bug problem who advertises for one tick bird and finds himself hosting a whole family. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AMOS by Deborah Chandra
Released: March 4, 1999

"The partly rhymed text, with featured uppercase and lowercase letters in boldface, creates an evocative rhythm to underscore the playful pretend outing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Soft colors and small, rounded figures in Narahashi's paintings add extra appeal to this alphabetic horsey ride. Read full book review >

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THE AMOS OZ READER by Amos Oz
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 14, 2009

"Not every exposure is perfect, but this literary album contains striking snapshots by a gifted writer with a capacious heart and humane philosophy."
An eclectic selection from the 40-year career of the popular but controversial Israeli novelist and essayist (How to Cure a Fanatic, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIRDBRAIN AMOS, MR. FUN by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"For those who chuckled over the first, here's a Birdbrain encore. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In this sequel to Birdbrain Amos (2002), the big hippopotamus has nothing to do and feels dejected because his tick bird, Amoeba, has a new friend—but it turns out, she's imaginary. Read full book review >

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AMOS CAMPS OUT by Susan Seligson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A silly premise, but the resulting adventures continue to be engaging—especially as elaborated in Schneider's cartoon-style art, where Amos's relaxed, totally guileless interest in his own comfort has its own charm. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
The lazy old red dog who never leaves his couch but has learned to make it ``VAROOM'' wherever he wants to go (most recently in Amos Ahoy!, 1990) is off on another ludicrous expedition with the accommodating Mr. and Mrs. Bobson. Read full book review >

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ELON MUSK AND THE QUEST FOR A FANTASTIC FUTURE by Ashlee Vance
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A modern American success story, neither overly earnest nor unreservedly adulatory. (timeline) (Biography. 11-14)"
Vance slims down his 2015 portrait of an entrepreneur who has made and spent several eye-watering fortunes on the way to restarting our country's space program and possibly revolutionizing the auto industry. Read full book review >