Search Results: "Hirsh Goodman"


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THE ANATOMY OF ISRAEL'S SURVIVAL by Hirsh Goodman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Tapping into his access to the defense structure, Goodman does a solid job depicting Israel's 'ball of thorns.'"
Chronicle of the existential insecurity that has tipped Israel's fall from grace, and a strong plea to quit its role as occupying power to the Palestinians. Read full book review >

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THE GUNS WE LEFT BEHIND by P.R. Hirsh
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 22, 2014

"A nostalgic, entertaining look at gun culture."
In this collection of essays and fictional stories, a hunter, gun collector and competitive shooter shares his lifelong passion for guns. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"A necessary history about some of the worst atrocities of World War II."
Veterans tell their stories of liberating Nazi death camps in the closing months of World War II. Read full book review >

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TELLING OUR WAY TO THE SEA by Aaron Hirsh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A mixed bag that strives to blend science and literature, of some interest to aficionados of Baja and of popular science writing."
A look at what scientists do on their summer vacations, with hurricanes and sea cucumbers to break up the doldrums. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"A well-argued white paper for the internationalist set—and sure to be dismissed as wooly liberalism by readers on the right."
A pointed examination, both timely and lively, of the risks and responsibilities attendant in being the world's sole superpower. Read full book review >

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DREAMING BACK by M.E. Hirsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1993

"Smaller in scale than Kabul (1986) but just as resonant: an unusually personal approach to Tony Hillerman territory."
The Chama, New Mexico, police are satisfied that jewelry designer Leigh Haring's adventurous older sister Leni, a doctoral student of mind-altering drugs, was strangled by her half-Hopi lover Ben Naya. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"They just have more things to be stupid with."
In lighthearted discussions of Pharaohs who took it with them when they went to their tombs, gluttonous Dutch tulip speculators, Imelda Marcos' shoe fetish, bank-robber Willie Sutton, Ivan Boesky, Adnan Khashoggi, and others, Hirsh's brief history of lucre makes it clear that the very rich can be just as stupid as the rest of us. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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Impossible Choices by Leni Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, multithemed autobiography focused on the challenges of motherhood, with particular insight into health care advocacy."
In this memoir, a former aspiring actress chronicles her transformative journey dealing with a daughter's brain tumor and a later-in-life foreign adoption. Read full book review >

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IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >