Search Results: "Lawrence W. Raphael"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

MYSTERY MIDRASHAn Anthology of Jewish Mystery and Detective FictionRaphael, Lawrence W.—Ed. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Generally speaking, though, these stories, despite their overlay of Jewish wisdom, won't take you anywhere you haven't already been—unless you happen to be well outside their target audience."
Why aren't the dozen brand-new Jewish-themed stories presented here even better news than the 13 tales, mostly reprints, Raphael collected in Mystery Midrash (1999)? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 1996

"Still, an excellent starting point for debunking some of the new catechisms of the anti- intellectual intellectuals. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
MacArthur Awardwinning historian Levine (Univ. of Calif., Berkeley; Black Culture and Black Consciousness, 1977, etc.) takes on the New Right in the culture wars. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2002

"Consistently interesting, the Levines' gathering of letters will be useful to any student of 20th-century American history."
An illuminating collection in which Americans talk back after listening to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famed fireside chats. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE NOTHING LOOKS LIKE GOD by Lawrence Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Parents who believe that God is within all aspects of the spiritual and temporal world may find this book helpful as a discussion starter, but it's not much more than that. (Picture book. 3-6)"
According to the authors' note to parents and teachers, the Kushners address the often unspoken questions of young children who hear about God in church. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNATE FALL by Raphael Carter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"All in all, though, an assured, noteworthy, auspicious debut."
A future historical concerned with virtual reality, computer networks, war crimes, and mind control, set in 23rd-century Russia. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A CONSTANT LOVER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"In the end, cutting back on the gossip that dominated Let's Get Criminal (1996) and The Edith Wharton Murders (1997) leaves room for the exploration of character that makes this Raphael's strongest book yet."
The worthy staff of the mythical State University of Michigan at Michiganapolis, always glancing back nervously over their shoulders at their colleagues at Ann Arbor, are giving them a run for their money in one important measure: homicide. Read full book review >

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COAST TO COAST by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Have you ever read a novel that's all dialogue?" Read full book review >

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ALL HIS SONS by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"'Try not to be cruel.' 'I loved Eyes Wide Shut.'"
If this were a movie written by Raphael, the climactic dialogue might sound like this: Read full book review >

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THE SPIRIT OF '74 by Ray Raphael
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"The authors shine a light on a dark corner of the struggle for American independence."
A well-conceived work of popular history that fills a gap in the chronology of the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"On the whole, however, he provides a clear briefing on a financial fiasco whose consequences could prove earthshaking for insurers and insured alike. (12-page photo insert)"
An intelligible and generally absorbing rundown on how one of the world's best known but least understood financial institutions came to possibly terminal grief. Read full book review >

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OFF THE KING’S ROAD by Phyllis Raphael
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"An elegant, low-keyed memoir of a swinging time."
Journalist and novelist Raphael chronicles her daunting but ultimately rewarding stint living in London in 1968 as the abandoned wife and mother of three. Read full book review >