Search Results: "Jonathan M. Katz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An eye-opening, trailblazing exposé."
A top-notch account of Haiti's recent history, including the January 2010 earthquake, from the only American reporter stationed in the country at the time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A detailed book that is refreshingly full of sound research rather than polemic."
An action-packed, nondidactic examination of how Israel's special operation units rose to the challenge of the Palestinian intifada. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 1993

"As exciting as a good thriller—but far more frightening."
An arresting account of Ahmed Jibril, the technoterrorist mastermind whose exploits include the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"History at its best: informative, insightful, at times downright titillating."
Sure, Walt Whitman was a big queen, but Abraham Lincoln? Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF HETEROSEXUALITY by Jonathan Ned Katz
NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 1995

"A courageous challenge to reconsider heterosexuality's privileged position in modern society."
Arguing that heterosexuality was invented, Katz (Gay America, not reviewed) traces the concept to its tenuous roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Authoritative account of a still-controversial spasm of anti-American violence."
Clearly written—and clearly angry—chronicle of the 2012 terrorist assault on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A convincing argument for giving the DSS more attention, but it adds little to the story of the US intelligence community's dealings with Islamic fundamentalist terrorism in the 1990s."
Freelance investigative journalist Katz (The Hunt for the Engineer, 1999, etc.) throws some light on an obscure law enforcement agency's unpublicized war with Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ROSIE GOES TO PRESCHOOL by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Rosie provides a delightful introduction to preschool that will soothe first-day worries. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An endearing guide shows young children what preschool will be like. Read full book review >

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BABY LOVES SPRING! by Karen Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Cheery characters in bright spring shades usher in the season. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A toddler in bright red galoshes and a rubber-duck yellow raincoat splashes through her world. Read full book review >

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CYBER BULLY by Farley Katz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"It's a slog to the dubiously upbeat resolution (Niko realizing where salvation lies on the one hand and vowing a bullying comeback on the other), but that could be because, like Niko, his journal isn't sure just what it wants to be. (Fiction. 12-14)"
More unredeemed middle school monkeyshines and satire from the bully's point of view in an occasionally humorous sequel. Read full book review >