Search Results: "Isaac Levendel"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"A meticulous, very specific 'on the ground' research study."
A grassroots-level, chilling dissection of French collaboration in southeastern Vichy. Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO SCHOOL by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2000

"This is an excellent read-aloud for the back-to-school crowd. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Moses is back in school after summer vacation and Millman (Moses Goes to a Concert, 1998) describes a typical first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO A CONCERT by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 1998

"The final page illustrates the signed letters of the alphabet. (Picture book. 5- 9)"
Millman's story, illustrated in delicate watercolors, ought to pop open a few young eyes (and perhaps some adult eyes as well). Read full book review >

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MOSES GOES TO THE CIRCUS by Isaac Millman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

Moses and his family are having a great time at the circus; but since Moses is deaf, the whole family signs. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN CHILD by Isaac Millman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"A must. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Millman, who lived his first years as Isaac Sztrymfman in Paris, provides a crystal clear, heart-wrenching chronicle of his years in hiding during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF ISAAC ASIMOV by Isaac Asimov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1986

"Still, Asimovophiles will probably relish the cozy geniality of it all, and some curious browsers may be attracted too."
Twenty-eight tales, 1951-80, chosen by Asimov himself; excluded are the robot yarns (The Complete Robot, 1982), and "Nightfall," his best-known story. Read full book review >

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THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Isaac Asimov
Released: March 1, 1967

"Despite its positive points, most youngsters will find this unrewardingly tedious and would be better served by a more selective approach."
The Table of Contents, a tabulation of ruling lines and rulers, is the tip-off: like its predecessor, The Roman Republic (1966, 515, J-175), this is detailed political history, reign by reign, in this case, with occasional sorties into literature, philosophy and science. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1981

"Both books contain the odd interesting item, but Solar Power has at best a skimpy utility and Volcanoes less."
These latest additions to Asimov's science-history series don't explain their scientific subjects with any flair or special care. Read full book review >

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THE EARLY ASIMOV by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 15, 1972

"It's a nostalgic journey through the pulps of the '40's with all Asimov's themes from positronic robots to mathematical psychology to galactic empire putting in an appearance, laced with fond reminiscences of editor John Campbell who presided over SF's golden age and with exhaustive reports on each story clown to the last penny it brought in the marketplace."
The title is only half the story. Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARD STORIES EIGHT by Isaac Asimov
Released: Nov. 14, 1973

"First-rate."
The latest Nebula Award collection deserves an award itself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"An extraordinary, fascinating set of firsthand accounts from the revolutionary era."
Poignant documents on the collapse of an old world, mixed with learned commentary: an outstanding work of history. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 19, 1970

"Table of dates and genealogies appended."
Forgotten, believes Dr. Asimov, in the sense of being slighted, even slandered, by Western historians — but this conscientious recapitulation of Byzantine history is defeated by an excess of detail, a want of emphasis and topical development: ultimately, one remembers not what the Empire stood for but the difficulty of keeping it standing. Read full book review >