Search Results: "Hasia R. Diner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"A work of towering research and conviction that will surely enliven academic debates for years to come."
Diner (American Jewish History/New York Univ.; The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000, 2004, etc.) hurls a passionate, well-delineated attack on the conventional view that postwar Jews and survivors wanted to forget the Holocaust rather than memorialize the tragedy. Read full book review >

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LOWER EAST SIDE MEMORIES by Hasia R. Diner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Admirably researched, this offers a perceptive revisionist analysis of American Jewry's most distinctive former address."
A provocative account of how the Lower East Side of New York became a mythical citation in the American Jewish narrative. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUSTRATED by R. Crumb
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An erudite and artful, though frustratingly restrained, look at Old Testament stories."
The Book of Genesis as imagined by a veteran voice of underground comics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Sobering and useful."
While covering no especially new ground, Diner (History/George Mason Univ.) compiles a cohesive look at one of the most change-filled eras in American history. Read full book review >

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Eye of God by R. Thomas
NON-FICTION

"A regularly affecting but discombobulated collage of reflections and hypotheses."
Thomas offers a debut, book-length essay on the spirit world and life after death. Read full book review >

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MOUSETROPOLIS by R. Gregory Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A welcome addition to any folk-tale collection, this clever retelling and its warm, embracing illustrations demonstrate the enduring appeal of this classic tale. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-8)"
A 21st-century update to Aesop's enduring fable finds cousins City Mouse and Country Mouse spending time in each other's locale to realize that they both prefer life at home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2007

"The characters, Septina in particular, are not likable, the plot twists are bizarre instead of interesting and the attempts at cleverness and humor, though occasionally right on, are for the most part overdone and forced. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fishbone presents this middle-grade reader in the form of letters from purple-haired Septina Nash—the magical seventh child of a seventh child of a seventh child—to her teachers, her school counselor and the police lieutenant who is leading the investigation into the disappearance of Sexta, Septina's sister. Read full book review >