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

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

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

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

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST by Julie Dash
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"More docu-fiction than the real thing, but, still, a loving tribute to a distinctive people, exotic place, and now-vanished way of life."
African-American filmmaker Dash turns her award-winning movie of the same title celebrating the Gullah people of South Carolina into a first novel that's often fascinating but rarely gripping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Riveting reading for students in need of inspiration, or who're overcoming disability or studying changing expectations for women. (Biography. 10-14)"
Born in 1880 in a tiny backwater in Alabama, Helen Keller lived a life familiar to many from the play and movie The Miracle Worker, as well as countless biographies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A peckishly melodramatic reminder that the source of so much superstition, blissful ignorance, and bad science is an unwillingness to live with mystery."
A teasing, mildly skeptical, occasionally infuriating farrago of bizarre phenomena that struggles to remain intelligent and high-minded as it deconstructs reports of UFO encounters, the Loch Ness monster, telephone calls from the dead, and "abominable swamp slobs." Read full book review >