Search Results: "Gerhard L. Weinberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"The text has over 20 helpful maps. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for March; Main Selection of the History Book Club)"
At once accessible, concise, and comprehensive: a masterful overview of WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU MUST BE THIS TALL by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Humorously speaks to kids' frustrations but doesn't support rule-following. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tongue-in-cheek humor explores that age-old conundrum facing every child who is too short to ride some exciting attraction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPA'S SUITCASE by Gerhard Kopf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"An odd little novel that travels well, though it can't help being derivative."
Kîpf (There is No Borges, 1993) spins another tale of literary obsession, and fellow bibliophiles will smile in recognition when his Hemingway-devouring narrator wonders, ``Have I read myself into life or read myself out of it?'' In a voice that appears almost deranged, this bookstore clerk hurtles through his acquaintance with Hemingway's work; reading Papa's short stories was ``like an infection with a life-long high fever,'' he proclaims. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JANISSARY FILE by Gerhard Behrens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2007

"An intelligent novel that creates a sense of nostalgia for the recent yet sadly distant past."
A subtle mystery of culture and manners set in Egypt in the early 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED & THE LUMBERJACK by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Something for the lumber and lumberjack lovers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fred has built his perfect den—but something's missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE IS NO BORGES by Gerhard Kopf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1993

"A literary curiosity: intricate enough to be challenging, but ultimately too full of itself to sustain more than an academic interest."
Quirky flights of fantasy and the literary imagination—in which Borges is alternately a figure of substance and a fabrication—occupy this surreal tale of a disenchanted academic on a lecture tour of the Far East, from German novelist Kîpf in his US debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DROWNING by Gerhard Durlacher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

A subtly compelling, fast-paced memoir of the Nazis' coming to power, told from the point of view of a perceptive child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Why Can't Somebody Just Die Around Here? by Gerhard Maroscher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A memoir that offers a rare, underrepresented perspective on World War II."
Maroscher (Short Stories: German 1.1 Reader, 2011, etc.) recounts the challenges of being a young boy in Europe during World War II and growing up in America in its aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Uneven, but pleasurable overall for the stimulation of being in the presence of a nimble mind."
In 23 previously published articles and miscellaneous speeches, which span 15 years, the Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist takes up arms against a sea of post-modernists, religionists, mystics, and even some liberal critics of modern science. Read full book review >