Search Results: "Gershom Gorenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNMAKING OF ISRAEL by Gershom Gorenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Sure to raise contention, a strong dissenting voice from a burdened land where dissent is not simply tolerated, but a way of life."
A Jerusalem-based journalist presents his exegesis on how Israel came together and how he sees it coming apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 2006

"Thus, Gorenberg writes, the accidental empire. An exemplary history of a phenomenon that is still unfolding—for, as Ariel Sharon once urged, 'Everything we don't grab will be in their hands.'"
Of hard choices and strange bedfellows: an illuminating account of a current controversy that extends back many years, namely, Israeli settlements beyond the bounds of Israel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2000

"An important and necessary book."
A 35-acre plot in Jerusalem is the navel of the world, focus of theological geopolitics and gateway to Heaven in three great religious traditions. It may also be the most dangerous place on earth, as Israeli journalist Gorenberg demonstrates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A worthy but muddled attempt. (Historical fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
This well-meaning but flat tale follows a family's escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, escorted by none other than Harriet Tubman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Judaism's long history with unparalleled intellectual empathy and thoroughness."
A mixed bag of 23 essays, most previously unpublished in English, by the passionate German-born Zionist and master scholar of Jewish mysticism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OFF TO SCHOOL by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

From the author of The Barber's Cutting Edge (1994), a flawed story that is also predictable: Wezielee, the youngest child of a large African-American sharecropper family, is left at home to cook the midday meal while the rest of her family toils in the fields. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING THE BROOM by Courtni C. Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

"An uneven effort that nonetheless reaffirms the stubborn survival of culture and community at a time when slaves were not allowed to have church weddings. (Picture book. 6-8)"
It's a joyful occasion in the slave quarters as two young people ready themselves to ``jump the broom''; the men make baskets and furniture for them, the women sew a brilliantly colorful quilt, and (for a while, at least) slavery's hard reality is ignored. Read full book review >