Search Results: "Deborah Dash Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 1994

"Sadly, this lively book does not take us up to the 1980's, but Moore is a historian, not a journalist, and her story gives modern continuity to the Diaspora."
A lucid account of American Jewry's second great migration- -from the old, cold cities of the Northeast and Midwest to the sunny new Edens of Los Angeles and Miami. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"An epic story of a people who have been, and remain, central to the life of New York City."
The long, complex story of Jews in Gotham. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"Such a large historical project could have easily descended into tedious and dry academia, but instead, all three volumes are briskly paced, well-researched and insightful. Aficionados of urban histories, in particular, will find much to enjoy."
This ambitious three-volume history, overseen by Moore (Judaic Studies and History/Univ. of Michigan; American Jewish Identity Politics, 2008, etc.), provides a lively, much-needed overview of the role that Jews have played in the history and success of the Big Apple, helping to transform it into "a city of promises, some fulfilled, some pending, some beckoning new generations." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"A worthwhile history lesson, less compelling as a personal crime drama."
Dash (Batavia's Graveyard, 2001, etc.) provides a colorful tour of early-20th-century New York in this Police Gazette-style tale of the only New York cop ever executed for murder. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"The high cost of the strike—never idealized, and bringing only partial gains—is amply demonstrated in this compelling history. (b&w photos, not seen, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
An exciting, fluidly written, levelheaded account of the shirtwaist strike against garment manufacturers in late 1909. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A thoroughly researched, riveting journey into the heart of darkness. (4 pages maps, not seen)"
Popular historian Dash (Tulipomania, 2000) rediscovers an astonishing, sanguinary, and sexy 17th-century drama of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and mayhem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN OTHER PLACE by Darren Dash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2016

"An often baffling tale, but its protagonist's wry commentary is undeniably entertaining."
In Dash's (Sunburn, 2015, etc.) sci-fi outing, a man finds himself in a bizarre city filled with emotionless, robotic drones and people with fluctuating memories. Read full book review >