Search Results: "Lenore J. Weitzman"


BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST by Dalia Ofer
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Still what is included in Ofer's and Weitzman's collection is substantial and will help readers appreciate how gender sometimes significantly influenced an individual's fate during the Holocaust."
A valuable collection of 21 articles by leading historians, sociologists, writers, literary scholars, and survivors. Read full book review >

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A SUBWAY FOR NEW YORK by David Weitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2005

Offering a treat for budding students of engineering, urban studies, construction projects or massive wheeled machines in general, Weitzman focuses on the initial stages in the building of what remains the world's largest and busiest subway system. Read full book review >

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PHARAOH’S BOAT by David Weitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Both ship and story are a mastery of precise craftsmanship. (acknowledgements, afterword, map) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Under the hot Egyptian sun, ancient shipwrights chopped, pounded and strained. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2004

"Budding machiniacs, as well as young students of the Industrial Revolution or railroading's earliest days will echo the author's delight at this astonishing tale of enterprise and ingenious engineering. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Weitzman, author of Locomotive: Building an Eight-Wheeler (1999) and other celebrations of the glories of big, intricate machines, offers a new set of explicitly detailed, finely drawn portraits, cutaways, and schematics—all featuring an 1831 steam engine imported by business visionaries to carry passengers and freight along one leg of the journey between Philadelphia and New York City. Read full book review >

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THRASHIN' TIME by David Weitzman
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"All in all, however, an attractive book that does what it sets out to do. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Peter (12) has heard a lot about steam engines, and he even saw one thrashing wheat at a neighbor's last year, but now the big steam tractor is coming to his farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2016

"A beautiful, meditative account of literary and historical merit.
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A debut memoir about adversity, identity, and a mystical quest for spiritual succor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING BEFORE by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fans will not lose interest. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This second book in the Memory Chronicles series continues the story of a girl in the afterlife trying to fight evil angels as she desperately seeks her own stolen memories. Read full book review >

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GREAT LIVES by David Weitzman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"His style is clear and uncondescending, resulting in a browsable book that dispenses example after example of what happens when unique individuals follow their hearts. (b&w photos, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This volume in the Great Lives series effectively straddles the fence between trade book and textbook with its two-column pages as well as its length and scope. Read full book review >

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SKYWALKERS by David Weitzman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

Weaving together architectural, engineering and Native American history, Weitzman tells the fascinating story of how Mohawk Indian ironworkers helped construct the sprawling bridges and towering skyscrapers that dominate our urban landscape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"He does provide a detailed schematic, with the ship's various features numbered, making this an ice-breaker suitable for a wide range of audiences in history classrooms. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Weitzman (Thrashin' Time, 1991, etc.) combines historic facts, captivating black-and-white line drawings, and a fictional eyewitness to tell the story of the first frigate in the American Navy, the U.S.S. Constitution, nicknamed ``Old Ironsides.'' The tale opens in the late-18th century, when the US finds its ships overrun by the piracy of the high seas and Congress earmarks $688,888.52 for six new American warships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORIGIN OF THE JEWS by Steven Weitzman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2017

"An accomplishment for the academy. Readers seeking a less theoretical approach would do well to try Jon Entine's Abraham's Children (2007)."
Where did the Jews come from, and what does that question really mean? Read full book review >

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MEMORY OF AFTER by Lenore Appelhans
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"An absorbing, sensitive read. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
This imaginative debut brings conflict to the afterlife, focusing on a war between humans and angels. Read full book review >