Search Results: "Michael Bar-Zohar"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

MOSHE DAYAN by Mordechai Bar-On
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"A sharp, fully fleshed, somewhat biased portrait of 'one of the most fascinating and compelling figures to have appeared on Israel's stage.'"
Succinct biography of the "lone wolf" defense minister during Israel's decisive first campaigns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUCH A PRINCE by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Trust me. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
Bar-el adds plenty of shtick to his retelling of a folk tale sometimes called "Three Perfect Peaches." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISH NAMED GLUB by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that is as delightful in its individual parts as it is in its sweeping theme of dreams rediscovered and the small push of self-belief needed to follow them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lyrical story about life and its mysteries told from the point of view of a small fish living in a glass fishbowl in a diner. Read full book review >

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THAT ONE SPOOKY NIGHT by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A good choice for readers new to the format and those looking for a quick hit of Halloween silliness. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The title refers to Halloween, when the trio of stories within supposedly occurred. This graphic-novel look at seemingly disparate happenings is likely to have readers giggling more than shivering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL by Uri Bar-Joseph
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Well-researched and candidly told, this book deserves shelf space next to volumes on Vladimir Vetrov and Kim Philby."
A detailed biography of Ashraf Marwan (1944-2007), an Egyptian national and Israel's most vital informant. Read full book review >