Search Results: "Daniel Jonah Goldhagen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A frightening photograph of a mutable demon so many fail to recognize and continue to embrace."
Anti-Semitism is more pervasive, dangerous and deadly than ever before, writes the author of Hitler's Willing Executioners (1996). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2002

"A skillful, persuasive blend of history and polemic, sure to incite controversy and to earn its author much attention."
Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners (1996) may have "unwittingly provoked a moral uproar," but there's nothing unwitting about this provocative work, an unblinking consideration of the role of Catholic doctrine in the machinery of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1996

"A profoundly revolutionary work that demands a reexamination of the central moral problem of the 20th century. (31 photos, not seen; 8 maps)"
An explosive work that shatters many of the assumptions and commonly accepted myths concerning the Holocaust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2009

"A significant achievement—rarely encouraging, but intensely researched and wholly original."
Grisly specifics share space with an insightful, often startling analysis of why mass murder occurs and how to stop it. Read full book review >

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JUST BEHAVE, PABLO PICASSO! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An energetic and affectionate introduction to an artist who was always somewhat larger than life. (biographical note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A terrific opening—a serene, classical landscape interrupted by Pablo Picasso's exuberant burst through the canvas of this bucolic scene—leads into a simplified look at Picasso's artistic development from adolescent prodigy through his 20s. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET WORLD OF HILDEGARD by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hildegard described herself as 'a feather on the breath of God,' and young readers will find themselves breathless with the power of her story and the long reach of her ideas. (author's note, bibliography) (Biography. 7-12)"
Using heightened language that matches his mother's exquisite, hieratic pictures, Jonah Winter limns the life of an extraordinary woman, the 12th-century Hildegard of Bingen. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO CLEMENTE by Jonah Winter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"A well-constructed introduction to a compassionate, dignified, multi-talented sports hero. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente dreamed of playing baseball. Read full book review >

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YOU NEVER HEARD OF CASEY STENGEL?! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A charming, endearing introduction to a baseball icon. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Casey Stengel was a baseball phenomenon and a genuine eccentric. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS JAMES MADISON HEMINGS by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"The strength of this telling is the way it encourages readers to empathize with Madison's plight, making it a solid entry in that class of picture books tackling tough topics. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The life of James Madison Hemings, believed by most scholars to be one of several children Thomas Jefferson had with enslaved Sally Hemings, is imagined in this picture book of historical fiction. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET PROJECT by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An astonishing way to lay the groundwork for such works for older readers as Steve Sheinkin's Bomb (2012), this is a beautifully told introduction to a difficult subject. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A picture book takes on the creation of the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND OTHER ACCIDENTS by Shari Goldhagen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2006

"The pervasive emphasis on kindness and responsibility is what gives this book its value."
This sharply realistic debut novel traces the lives of Jack and Connor Reed, brothers growing up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Read full book review >

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JOLTIN' JOE DIMAGGIO by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Hero worship abounds, but even within this context, the book scores a home run. (author's note, stats, sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The great Joe DiMaggio still holds fascination for modern fans. Read full book review >