Search Results: "David Harris-Gershon"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An arduous, brave, messy, raw, emotional journey."
An American journalist makes an ambitious, ultimately resigned attempt to achieve reconciliation for Israeli-Palestinian sins through a painful revisiting of the 2002 terrorist attack in Jerusalem that severely injured his wife. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Arresting, first-rate reportage from the deep woods."
A mesmerizing, blow-by-blow account of Pacific Lumber's hostile takeover by Charles Hurwitz, and the ecological battles it engendered, from journalist Harris (The League, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This after-the-fact J'accuse is a strident attack on those Americans who prosecuted the Vietnam war and an unreflective defense of those who spoke out against it—particularly David Harris. (Author tour)"
In an ostensible effort to promote social healing, noted '60s activist Harris presents a first-person account of the American war in Vietnam, its lingering consequences, and his role in opposing it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 21, 2001

"It's too bad Harris didn't take the trouble to document his sources, because if everything he says can be supported, he's written an accessible, eye-opening account of one of the murkiest episodes in recent history. But it's hard to take him seriously on his own merits."
A rollicking but slippery rendition of the prosecution of the pockmarked potentate of Panama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2004

"A slow read—sometimes those 444 days seem to pass in real time—but full of thought-provoking insights on one of the world's preeminent trouble zones."
The first shot in the current war between Wahhabis and Westerners, suggests veteran political journalist Harris (Shooting the Moon, 2001, etc.), was fired in Teheran a quarter of a century ago. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN CAMELOTS by David Harris Ebenbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Ebenbach is a smoothly effective writer, his style low-key, realistic, unexperimental. But the emphasis on absence, depression and failure imbues his tales with dejection."
A story collection infused with loss and isolation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2002

"Provocative, but not quite a direct hit."
A law professor stops—and frisks—the myth that racial profiling works. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2007

"The fans of the fart jokes might miss the cultural jibes, but this addition to the huge canon of reluctant-camper literature will likely find an audience. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Chubby 13-year-old Einstein Fleet has no desire to go to summer camp—especially a classic-movie-monster-themed camp. Read full book review >

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DOWN AND OUT IN THE NEW ECONOMY by Ilana Gershon
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2017

"An intermittently useful book that could have been a long-form magazine feature."
An anthropologist explores the hiring practices of employers in a digital era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"Well organized but mostly frivolous and at times implausible."
An actress searches for her cat in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1998

"An authoritative work that makes abundantly clear the value of basic research; unfortunately, it's encumbered with an intimidating amount of technical detail that may discourage interested readers."
The nature of a so-called second brain in the gut is revealed in exquisite detail by a neurogastroenterologist who has spent some 30 years researching the subject. Read full book review >