Search Results: "Bernard Wasserstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"Colorful material richly researched, but weak in narrative flow. (photos, not seen)"
Well-written, well-researched, but ultimately flat look at the covert (and not so covert) activities of the various Axis and Allied powers in Shanghai during WWII, by a dean and chairman of the history department at Brandeis (Vanishing Diaspora: The Jews in Europe Since 1945, 1996). Read full book review >

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THE AMBIGUITY OF VIRTUE by Bernard Wasserstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"A scholarly, thoroughly documented work that elucidates historical issues and explores moral ones."
Was she a heroine or collaborator, a saint or sinner? How should we view Gertrude van Tijn (1891-1974), a woman tasked with saving Jews from the Nazi's gas chambers? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"It is likely to be a standard in its field for decades—more time than Wasserstein gives the vanishing diaspora of Europe."
A lucid and comprehensive chronicle of the perils of postwar European Jewry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"A wide-ranging, marvelously complete overview of a diverse, teeming civilization poised for ruin."
A bright, hard glimpse at the final thriving days of European Jewry and the first edges of its unraveling. Read full book review >

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SHIKSA GODDESS by Wendy Wasserstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 15, 2001

"For the Wasserstein fan who remembers reading something of hers somewhere sometime and wants to rediscover it—others will wonder what all the fuss is about. Skip to the end."
A scattered collection of 25 personal, mostly pithy magazine and newspaper pieces from the Pulitzer-winning playwright, with a couple of moving, deeply meditative entries for added heft. Read full book review >

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ELEMENTS OF STYLE by Wendy Wasserstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2006

"This will not be remembered as an important part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's oeuvre."
In her first and only novel, the recently deceased Wasserstein (Shiksa Goddess, 2001, etc.) chronicles the lives, loves and sartorial choices of Manhattan's moneyed class. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1998

"Nevertheless, Wasserstein's effort is informative and entertaining. (Radio satellite tour)"
Everything you could ever want to know about big business deals (as long as you don't want to think too deeply about them). Read full book review >

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A PAIR OF PROTOCERATOPS by Bernard Most
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"The highlight, however, is Most's pink-and-purple palette, which is playful and perfectly pleasing to the eye. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dinosaur fans will instantly warm to this friendly prehistoric duo and their endearing playmates. Read full book review >

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LYLE AT THE OFFICE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This latest addition to the Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile series meanders a bit, but most would follow the lovable Lyle anywhere, and Waber's illustrations are, as usual, completely winning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lyle the crocodile is back and he's in demand, especially when he goes with Mr. Primm to the office. Read full book review >

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HIPPOPOTAMUS HUNT by Bernard Most
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A very, very modest entertainment. (Fiction/Picture book. 3- 8)"
From wordplay author Most (Zoodles, 1992) comes this treasure hunt for words made from the letters spelling hippopotamus. Read full book review >

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LYLE AT CHRISTMAS by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Fans of the big green crocodile will welcome this holiday adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Grumps's "down-in-the-dumps" approach to the Christmas holiday leads to the disappearance of Lyle's favorite feline friend in this reassuring tale about the love of family and friends. Read full book review >

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ZOODLES by Bernard Most
by Bernard Most, illustrated by Bernard Most
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Not essential, but the wordplay here is entertaining. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``What do you call a stubborn emu? Read full book review >