Search Results: "Michael Bar-Zohar"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIMON PERES by Michael Bar-Zohar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2007

"A revealing companion to Nir Hefez and Gadi Bloom's Ariel Sharon: A Life (2006)."
Measured life of the Israeli politician who, perhaps more than any other, made his nation into a military power, even as he worked for peace. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS by Michael Bar-Zohar
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1993

"Ah, well, boys will be boys."
Amazing but true: the major upheavals in Soviet-American policy from the Cuban missile crisis to the abortive coup against Gorbachev were all sparked by a monstrous sibling rivalry between two half- brothers, raised half a world apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"Weaving elements of romance and espionage into a dramatic tale of redemption, Bar Zohar intrigues and informs us. (b&w photos) (First printing of 40,000; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A fast-paced account of the dramatic rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian Jews from probable annihilation during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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LIONHEARTS by Michael Bar-Zohar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 1998

"The reader who makes it through these 50 biographies gets a front-row view of the struggles and sacrifices that have contributed to Israel's improbable survival. (photos, not seen)"
Sometimes reading like official government propaganda for the 50th anniversary of Israeli statehood, Bar-Zohar's collection of paeans to Zionist sacrifice and courage nonetheless forms an impressive statement about a beleaguered people's will to exist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"Such unsubstantiated charges smack more of smear than revelation. (Author tour)"
An unconvincing attempt to link cosmetic giant L'OrÇal's alleged obeisance to the Arab boycott of Israel to French wartime collaboration with the Nazis. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Entertaining and somewhat informative, but readers should take it with a grain of salt."
Action-packed accounts of the missions of one of the world's most effective and mysterious intelligence services, Israel's Mossad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A well-researched and tensely written yet mechanical history that lacks the emotional depth of more complex Israeli sagas."
In this harrowing account of Israel's special forces, Bar-Zohar and Mishal (Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service, 2012, etc.) delve into the complexity of their nation's covert missions, especially during its violent formative years.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAYONARA BAR by Susan Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"Certain of these chapters might make good short stories, but Barker can't connect them into a meaningful novel."
Trio of stories centered on a Japanese hostess lounge. Read full book review >

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BAR MITZVAH by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Kimmel helpfully answers some of them here. (B&W photos, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Kimmel (The Three Princes, 1994, etc.) interviews those who have experienced bar mitzvah and intersperses their words among the rest of his history of and guide to this Jewish ceremony. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A juicy read for anyone interested in the intriguingly lascivious underworld of a purportedly straight-laced culture."
The exotic, delicately erotic world of Japanese nightclubs, as seen by an American employee. Read full book review >