Search Results: "Mordechai Bar-On"


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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 1994

"A valuable, multidimensional history of a crucial period in Cold War and Mideast history."
An intimate, full, and insightful account of the Suez Crisis from the then head of the Israeli chief of staff's bureau. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 1995

"A book that will engross lawyer and layperson alike."
An engaging and exceedingly readable collection of essays on legal matters both great and modest. 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 >

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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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Released: March 19, 2001

"Unfailingly sharp, good-humored, and offbeat: sure to please Celtophiles of every greenish hue."
An affectionate portrayal of the eccentricities and charms of western Ireland by a quintessentially self-deprecating British traveler. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"Black-and-white sketches accompany this quick, short, easy-to-read introduction. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
The Jewish life-cycle event is explored in a simple, dry format addressing the history, ceremonial aspects, the inclusion of a girl's Bat Mitzvah in the early part of the 20th century and the significance of celebration, as well as how the level of extravagance has evolved in modern times. Read full book review >

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FACES ALONG THE BAR by Robert Cranny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Heavy-handed introspection and earnest social realism."
Cranny's second outing (The Storm, originally published as On Us They Poor Children, not reviewed) explores the disintegrating cohesiveness of an Irish Catholic community in 1957 Brooklyn. Read full book review >

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THE KGB BAR READER by Ken Foster
Released: Sept. 9, 1998

"A round from one of New York's newest literary lions' dens."
Short stories and essays, original publications, reprints; and selections from the KGB reading series itself all belly up to the literary bar in this anthology. Read full book review >