Search Results: "David K. Cohen"


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TEACHING AND ITS PREDICAMENTS by David K. Cohen
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Uneven but ultimately useful for educators and reformers."
An examination of the quandaries surrounding the teaching profession from various angles. Read full book review >

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THE ESCAPE OF SIGMUND FREUD by David Cohen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"An illuminating look at the end of the life of a giant of psychology."
An enjoyable small story about an incident in Sigmund Freud's late life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Rich get richer, poor get poorer, and the ethical brakes to accumulation and the floodgates to generosity are all gummed up: Tocqueville wore blinders, Cohen suggests, and the aspirants to the American Dream are fewer with each passing day."
British and South African journalist Cohen tours America and pulls Alexis de Tocqueville inside out, or perhaps simply pulls the wool from his eyes, in this sad song to the country's economic disparities and ethical malaise. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Social analysis with verve and insight."
A perceptive and original take on the causes and consequences of South Africa's current crime wave. Read full book review >

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TO THE END OF THE LAND by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A classic, full of sharp descriptions of life in Palestine and Israel today, urgent in its insistence that peace can come through sharing stories and the time required to tell them."
A provocative antiwar novel by one of Israel's best-known writers (See Under: Love, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Overall, these are thought-provoking, generally well-based arguments, coupled with valuable advice."
Although the author goes overboard in arguing against the use of any psychiatric medications, this guide nonetheless raises worthwhile, challenging questions about inappropriate and excessive medicating. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Affecting essays that emphasize our common humanity."
Israeli novelist Grossman (Her Body Knows, 2005, etc.) muses about authors who have influenced him and about the difficulties of living and writing in one of the world's most dangerous places. Read full book review >

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A HORSE WALKS INTO A BAR by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Another thoughtful, if odd and caustic, story from one of Israel's greatest contemporary writers."
Take my life. Take my life, please…. Read full book review >

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HER BODY KNOWS by David Grossman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Lackluster studies with little narrative payoff."
Two novellas about erotic obsession, by Israeli author Grossman (Someone to Run With, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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Guided by Divine Love by David K. Haaland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A distinctive memoir for a spiritual audience."
In this spiritual memoir, Haaland recounts his emigration from Iraq to America and his discovery of "Divine Orders." Read full book review >