Search Results: "Israel Chalfen"


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PAUL CELAN by Israel Chalfen
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"So it is, but in his modest, plodding way Chalfen sheds a pure and painful light on the education of a great 20th-century poet and the destroyed world that nurtured him."
Germany has made a Rumanian Jew the poet laureate of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER LEMON'S HAPPINESS INDEX by Julie Israel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wound into the familiar narrative is insight into bringing closure to grief and the reality of untold, unknowable secrets. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Every day, Juniper writes about the positive and negative aspects of her life on an index card to cope with the hole in her life left when her sister, Camilla, died. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO by Israel Zangwill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An incomparable portrait of a culture in transition—and a classic that truly deserves to be rediscovered and remembered."
A long-overdue reissue restores to print an 1892 novel that is generally acknowledged as one of the earliest and finest works of Anglo-Jewish fiction. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY TO MY FATHER, ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER by Israel Zamir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Must reading for fans of the master Yiddishist. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing profile of the Nobel laureate in literature by his son and only child. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Israel is a budding comic talent, a guide so likable we overlook the familiarity of the terrain. Think of this as a tasty appetizer, just the thing for that long flight."
Breezy comic guide to dating, with a touching love story nestled inside. Read full book review >

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THE GLOBAL WAR ON MORRIS by Steve Israel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"He may have meant to warn against fresh hubris, but humor is a tricky vehicle at a time when refugees, casualties and decapitations can make it hard to see the lighter side of any aspect of the war on terror."
The entire U.S. anti-terror apparatus is trained on one hapless pharmaceutical salesman in this debut novel by a U.S. congressman from New York. Read full book review >

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IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I DIE by Peter Israel
Released: Feb. 14, 1989

Archie Goodwin clone Philip Revere (first appearance: I'll Cry When I Kill You) comes to the aid of his boss's wife, who thinks one of her patients (she's a sex therapist) may be "The Pillow Killer," New York's latest serial murderer, who loves 'em and leaves 'em—dead. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Israel Gutman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1994

"An essential one-volume read for the layman or undergraduate."
A richly documented short history of the Warsaw Ghetto by Gutman (History/Hebrew University), who is a death-camp survivor and the director of the research center at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial. Read full book review >

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EDISON by Paul Israel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

"Exhaustively researched, with a strong emphasis on Edison's methods and achievements."
As much as any man in history, Thomas Alva Edison changed the fabric of everyday life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1992

"There is much that is stimulating in Rosenfield's rereading of history and case studies, but his synthesis may swing the pendulum too far in the direction of an all-encompassing explanatory principle that reverses Descartes's dictum: For Rosenfield, it is I am (have a body), therefore I think."
City University's Rosenfield has been described as one ``trained as a mathematician, a physician, a philosopher, and a historian of ideas.'' Aspects of all four are reflected in this short and provocative work, with perhaps the lion's share being that of the philosopher. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An impressively broad scholarly history whose readability and smooth organization make it a joy to read."
A leading historian of the Enlightenment explores the widely differing philosophies that led to the American and French revolutions and their social, cultural, and ideological impacts on the world. Read full book review >