Search Results: "Israel Finkelstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2001

"Believers won't much like this new look at the Bible through an archaeological lens, and scholars won't find anything new, but everyone else will find Finkelstein and Silberman amiable guides."
A highly readable introduction to ancient archaeology and what it can teach us about the Bible. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A brave attempt to discover more than ancient texts can reliably reveal. (11 b&w photos)"
A Jewish scholar challenges the received wisdom of contemporary scripture studies by contending that fragments of a Dead Sea scroll contain evidence of a suffering messiah prior to Jesus. Read full book review >

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DARK & DAY 2 by Israel Grey
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A fine second installment that further embellishes a dazzling world."
Grey's sequel to the YA fantasy Dark & Day (2013) finds heroic Jonothon "Jono" Wyer on the trail of a terrorist group. 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 >

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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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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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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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HISTORY
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Well illustrated with b&w photos, cartoons, etc. A timeline and lists of personalities help keep things straight; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The cause cÇläbre that dominated turn-of-the-century French politics; the author argues plausibly that the virulent anti- Semitism exhibited, then presaged the Holocaust. Read full book review >