Search Results: "Israel Zamir"


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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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ISRAEL by Danny Danon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A concise but deeply tendentious summary of the issues in the region."
The deputy speaker of the Knesset, believing the Obama administration is softening American support of Israel, argues that his country should "take firm hold of its own destiny, with a ready willingness to act decisively on its own behalf." Read full book review >

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ISRAEL by Barry Rubin
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A sound, basic survey without a rigid agenda, useful for students, tourists and those planning aliyah."
A thorough, occasionally defensive overview of the young nation from inception to the present by an accomplished Israeli lobbyist and scholar. Read full book review >

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ISRAEL by Martin Gilbert
Released: April 8, 1998

"A rich history with a progressive stance. (32 pages b&w photos, 43 maps, not seen)"
One of the first in a slew of books forthcoming to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel: a thorough and thoroughly entertaining history of that nation's first half century—from a Labor Party point of view. Read full book review >

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ISRAEL by Michael Gluzman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"This is a good idea, done well."
Israel ($12.95 paperback original; Oct. 1996; 256 pp.; 1- 883513-03-0): The latest in a new series whose recent volumes have portrayed, through representative contemporary stories, the cultures of Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Prague. Read full book review >

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ISRAEL by Daniel Gordis
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A readable, concise history that effectively captures the sense of grand ideas in Israel's identity."
A thematic one-volume survey of Israel delineating the evolution of late-19th-century Zionism through the tumultuous defense of the nascent state to today's rise of the religious right. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Tyler ably demonstrates how a culture of preemptive warfare and covert subversion is isolating Israel and alienating it from its founding as a progressive and humanistic state."
A scathing look at the belligerent mindset of Israel's elite, from David Ben-Gurion to Benjamin Netanyahu. Read full book review >

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Israel Unveiled by Brant Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2013

"An unconvincing and offensive riot act."
An attack on ancient and modern Israel and those who lay claim to it. Read full book review >

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ZVUVI’S ISRAEL by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Still, Zvuvi and Zahava are likable guides, and the overall design and wealth of information make this a friendly introduction to the country. (map, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Zvuvi the fly and cousin Zahava lead a tour of Israel's sights and historical venues from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, from the coastal beaches of Netanya and Eilat through Haifa and the Galilee, north and south to Tiberias and the Dead Sea. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING ISRAEL by Sol Scharfstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 1994

"Although naturally limited by its broad scope, a good quick study for anyone interested in this engrossing subject. (Chronology; glossary; index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Understanding Israel is a challenge that Scharfstein (The Story Haggadah, not reviewed, etc.) meets admirably. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"A fine, useful resource for lay scholars, clergy and serious Bible readers."
A fresh translation of six historical books of the Hebrew Bible. Read full book review >