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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Released: April 8, 1974

"Marginal."
The latest in Asimov's lightweight science history series covers the well-worn path from Leeuwenhoek's observations with his primitive lenses to the discovery of the tobacco mosaic virus. Read full book review >

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OPUS 300 by Isaac Asimov
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 10, 1984

"With official autobiography, and also running commentary—noting background and mood, saluting or mourning friends: the ruminative as well as the energetic Asimov, already on the road to Opus 400."
As promised, Asimov's 300th book comes out just before his 65th birthday, in January. 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 >

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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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OF MATTERS GREAT AND SMALL by Isaac Asimov
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 1975

"Ingratiating and mind-stretching when not boggling."
This collection of essays from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction finds the eight-armed, four-typewritered Asimov venturing into the remotest crevices of light in the observable Universe and revealing that its diameter is 25,000 million light-years and will remain so until we invent an instrument that measures speeds faster than light. Read full book review >

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ABC'S OF ECOLOGY by Isaac Asimov
Released: Sept. 5, 1972

"The book is printed on recycled paper and we can assume too that it's compiled from scraps of recycled data out of Dr. A's copious files."
This is the fourth of Asimov's ABC books and like the others it suffers from the inaptness of the concept 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 >