Search Results: "David Landau"


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ARIK by David Landau
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Splendid reporting, comprehensive research and probing analysis inform this unblinking view of a complicated man and a sanguinary geography."
Economist Israel correspondent and former Haaretz editor in chief Landau (Piety and Power: The World of Jewish Fundamentalism, 1992, etc.) offers a thorough, extremely candid description and assessment of the military and political lives of the controversial Sharon, who has been in a vegetative state since a massive stroke in 2006. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A valuable, well-researched study of this misunderstood minority of a minority. (Appended with a solid bibliography and a glossary of both Yiddish and Hebrew terms.)"
An engaging look into the philosophies and lifestyles of the various sects of Orthodox Jewish fundamentalists. Read full book review >

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BEN-GURION by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"If the authors sometimes soar too high (calling Ben-Gurion a 'mythic figure' and a 'modern-day prophet'), readers must remember that this is history in the form of gratitude, not a disinterested dissertation."
The current Israeli president teams with a journalist to survey and celebrate the life of David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), one of the founders of the State of Israel. Read full book review >

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ABOUT FACES by Terry Landau
Released: April 19, 1989

All you ever wanted to know about the human face—by a TV producer, creator of the "About Faces" exhibit, which is currently on an extended science-museum tour. Read full book review >

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INTERRACIAL DATING AND MARRIAGE by Elaine Landau
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 13, 1993

"Straightforward b&w photo portraits of the narrators; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 14+)"
Landau launches into her latest subject with a brief historical overview of African-American/white and Asian/white unions over the past 200 years, emphasizing the Japanese experience in the US. Read full book review >

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DYSLEXIA by Elaine Landau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"For further reading'' (it's true that little is available, but this four-book list exaggerates the lack); index. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
A ``First Book'' survey of a common learning disability, including a general description of its possible effects, both functional and emotional; anecdotal glimpses of kids struggling along undiagnosed, misunderstood by teachers and peers; and the outlook for success with specialized help. Read full book review >

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WE SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST by Elaine Landau
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Excellent b&w portrait photos, past and present; glossary; list of 43 Holocaust organizations; books and articles for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 13+)"
Sixteen men and women describe their Holocaust experiences and tell how they survived. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Includes eco-activities, resource lists and a tally of other major spills. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The cleanup, finger pointing, litigation and economic recovery are still ongoing, but this overview of the Deepwater Horizon disaster offers a short and coherent account of the spill itself, the well's eventual capping and, in broad strokes, the immediate environmental impact. Read full book review >

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BILL CLINTON by Elaine Landau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A simply phrased, heavily illustrated introduction to our 42nd president, focusing on his youth and political career but also covering, albeit briefly, his adult private life. Read full book review >

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Notes; bibliography; chronology; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An author known for extensive digging and incisive reporting (Big Brother Is Watching, etc.) once again hits the mark, unearthing—in newspapers and research materials—facts that few adults and even fewer adolescents know about, e.g., that the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas affair energized women as far away as Japan. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT TO DIE by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Photo insert; list of organizations (representing several points of view); source notes (mostly periodicals); further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The moral issues and changing choices and perceptions wrought by advanced medical technology, which can lead to ``life- saving'' intervention whose value is, at best, deeply problematic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Shiite' but not 'Sunni'), skimpy source notes (two-thirds from just two books), and an index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Four months ago, every library in America needed a book for young people on bin Laden; now, this prolific nonfiction author delivers the biography she has spent three years researching. Read full book review >