Search Results: "Howard Greenfeld"


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AFTER THE HOLOCAUST by Howard Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"These children survived to tell their stories, but Greenfeld makes it abundantly clear how many did not and why. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Personal stories of eight Jewish men and women—who, as children, survived the Holocaust—are the frame for a study of the hardships and bigotry they faced after liberation. Read full book review >

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BEN SHAHN by Howard Greenfeld
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"Greenfeld's hesitation to expose the man compromises the book and its subject. (40 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Although he knew Ben Shahn, had access to his papers, and spent many hours interviewing his widow and adult children, Greenfeld's biography remains curiously dispassionate. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2005

"Written in a no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts style, this volume is best suited to those who have some grounding in Jewish history. (timeline, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 13+)"
A history of the founding of the State of Israel through inspiring profiles of three of its most important founders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2002

"An exhausting journey through one man's ego as all the drugs and girls in Asia gradually wear him out."
The deputy editor of Time Asia takes an erratic tour from Tokyo to Kathmandu, following beautiful Westerners as they snort, smoke, and screw their way around various underworlds. Read full book review >

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THE SUBPRIMES by Karl Taro Greenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Greenfeld has a tendency to lean toward parody in his satiric style, but here he employs enough authenticity to terrify, enough black humor to disarm the story's inherent pessimism, and a surprising admiration for faith in its myriad forms."
In a near future where the poor have been utterly undermined by the rich, a renegade emerges to champion the inherent good in people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 14, 2006

"A taut scientific thriller, well told. Suffice it to say that conditions are ripe for a replay of the disease; keep an eye out for a grim sequel."
Epidemic? What epidemic? Former Time Asia editor Greenfeld (Standard Deviations, 2002, etc.) probes the recent SARS outbreak and the Chinese government's efforts to deny its existence. Read full book review >

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BOY ALONE by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2009

"Greenfeld spares neither himself nor his brother in this painfully honest, revealing memoir."
A wrenching account of growing up with a profoundly autistic younger brother. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1994

Delving into sordid and ruthless lives at the bottom of Japan Inc.'s social ladder, this whirlwind odyssey in search of Japan's current under-25 generation is a mixed bag. Read full book review >

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TRIBURBIA by Karl Taro Greenfeld
Released: July 31, 2012

"A soapy portrait of pre-economic-crisis Manhattan."
A half-dozen fathers in the fashionable environs of Tribeca circa 2008 struggle with regret, ambition, family and secrets on their way to the playground. Read full book review >

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DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

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LEGENDS by Howard Bryant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A terrific gathering of heroic hacks and legendary near misses, ideal as a companion for systematic histories such as Lawrence Ritter's ripe-for-updating Story of Baseball (3rd edition, 1999). (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A sports fan's delight: historical highlights (and lowlights), tributes to great players and lots of "Top Ten" lists ripe for vigorous second guessing. Read full book review >