Search Results: "Fred Emil Katz"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFRONTING EVIL by Fred Emil Katz
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"With a riveting story, Katz has demonstrated inspiring courage in embarking on a path to rediscover his childhood experiences and to use his scientific knowledge to find tentative solutions to curtailing the evil tendencies within each of us."
A deep exploration and personal journey of a Holocaust survivor through the root causes and consequences of extraordinary evil in a village in Germany-and around the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"An excellent exploration of a new paradigm of behavior for our chaotic times."
A fascinating work that explores the ways in which the individual perceives his immediate surroundings and maneuvers within social constructs to describe the dynamic interplay between the individual and his society. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"A worthy contribution to Holocaust literature: superb, dispassionate analysis of the roots of evil, perpetrated most often in lockstep with the culture that encourages and reinforces it."
In the first volume of a trilogy on the manifestations of evil in humanity, Katz persuasively asserts that most horrific acts of mass murder are carried out by ordinary people under a bureaucratic government or cultural environment that condones—even demands—such actions. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Authoritative account of a still-controversial spasm of anti-American violence."
Clearly written—and clearly angry—chronicle of the 2012 terrorist assault on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWAY WE GO by Emil Ostrovski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Lovers of self-consciously witty nihilist profundities will be thrilled; alas that the snark is mired in the stale trope of tragic gay romance. (Dystopia. 14-17)"
Intellectual boys' boarding school story meets near-future dystopia in this end-times tale. Read full book review >

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SHUSH! by Emil Draitser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Messy as memories are, but whimsical, heartfelt and candid."
Bittersweet memoir by Draitser (Russian/Hunter Coll.; The Supervisor of the Sea & Other Stories, 2003, etc.) chronicles his postwar childhood in Odessa, where he learned to feel shame for his Jewishness. Read full book review >

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A PEBBLE STORY by Emil Sher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A sweet, unassuming tale for adult and child to share. (Board book. 2-4)"
A simple story about art and ingenuity unfolds through sparse text and clever illustrations. Read full book review >

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AWAY by Emil Sher
Kirkus Star
by Emil Sher, illustrated by Qin Leng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Untrammeled and honest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A busy mother and child stay connected with notes as an important separation approaches in Sher and Leng's debut collaboration. Read full book review >

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ROSIE GOES TO PRESCHOOL by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Rosie provides a delightful introduction to preschool that will soothe first-day worries. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An endearing guide shows young children what preschool will be like. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES SPRING! by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Cheery characters in bright spring shades usher in the season. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A toddler in bright red galoshes and a rubber-duck yellow raincoat splashes through her world. Read full book review >

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CYBER BULLY by Farley Katz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"It's a slog to the dubiously upbeat resolution (Niko realizing where salvation lies on the one hand and vowing a bullying comeback on the other), but that could be because, like Niko, his journal isn't sure just what it wants to be. (Fiction. 12-14)"
More unredeemed middle school monkeyshines and satire from the bully's point of view in an occasionally humorous sequel. Read full book review >

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MEET THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM by Jon Katz
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Young dog lovers will enjoy this, particularly those who own border collies or black labs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Katz has written several well-received books for adults about his working dogs and their life together at Bedlam Farm in upstate New York (Dog Days, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >