Search Results: "Joshua Rubenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

JOSHUA by Andrew Kane
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"In revealing the very human side of racial tension, Kane offers up an engaging and heartfelt tale."
A story of love and racial tension set in Brooklyn as it spans across decades and transforms the lives of Kane's (Rabbi, Rabbi, 1995) three main characters. Read full book review >

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LEON TROTSKY by Joshua Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash."
Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic—Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"The story of a particular man and time, but also a finely drawn portrait of a writer and his conscience under siege in a place where the ill-chosen word could lead to exile or death. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From Rubenstein (Soviet Dissidents, 1980), an admirably objective account of one of the Soviet Union's most unusual icons- -Ilya Ehrenburg, a writer who not only survived the twists and turns of Kremlin politics, but also enjoyed the regard of dissidents like Nadezhda Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A twisty, swiftly moving adventure sure to please superhero fans. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"It's embarrassing to run into your parents when you're with people from school, especially when your parents are about to destroy the planet." Read full book review >

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JOSHUA GREYMAN by Maeve Sidhe Fitzgerald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2007

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JOSHUA DREAD by Lee  Bacon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A superpowered thumbs up. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
When the substitute librarian tries to kill you on the last day of school, it doesn't bode well for summer break. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER THE JOSHUA SLOPE by Lyman Hafen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story loses focus briefly when one rancher learns that his son has been killed in a helicopter crash; otherwise, this well-knit, undemanding first novel about a boy winning acceptance and working on his sense of self-worth has a satisfying solidity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A modern cattle roundup becomes a 12-year-old's rite of passage. Read full book review >

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SPLASH, JOSHUA, SPLASH! by Malachy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp1999 or Ann Jonas's same-titled episode (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Wilson-Max's bright, page-filling, heavily outlined figures are just the ticket for getting the attention of preschoolers, but Doyle's tale founders on herky-jerky pacing and character ambiguity. Read full book review >

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THE PARABLES OF JOSHUA by Joseph F. Girzone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2001

"What curmudgeon would argue?"
Once there was a parablist named Joshua and at times his fresh new parables were received with open minds by reviewers (Joshua in the Holy Land, 1992) as Joshua brought peace to the strife-torn Middle East. Yet in still later sheaves, as Joshua set about reforming sin-laden New York City, reviewers felt an encroaching blandness wash over them (Joshua and the City, 1995). Read full book review >