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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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NOW I'M BIG! by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Faux pas aside, it's a sweet celebration of leaving baby days behind. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There's a lot to like in this book about all things "big kid." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Packaged to recall other diary tales of middle school (faux-spiral binding, scratchy, faux-handprinted type—often hard to read—and roughly drawn illustrations), this take on the rotten inner life of a true bully is a mixed bag. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Combine Roald Dahl's Twits and other villains, mix with the first-person-journaling trope and the comedic result might look something like this. Read full book review >