Search Results: "Mordechai Bar-On"


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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A small but important step, if not toward peace, then perhaps toward understanding."
The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) constructs an innovative textbook juxtaposing the historical narratives of two peoples in seemingly endless conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED IN BED by Josh On
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2013

"A solid and satisfying offering on all fronts. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
This simple yet substantive story gives toddlers a valuable primer on color and music. Read full book review >

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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

RAYMOND’S PERFECT PRESENT by Therese On Louie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A story with bibliotherapeutic possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An Honor book in the publisher's New Voices Award competition, this is a sweet, if somewhat sentimental, look at a boy trying to cope with his mother's serious illness. 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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PASTA, POPPY FIELDS AND PEARLS by Sophia Bar-Lev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2013

"A delightful littlebook about life abroad, unsolved mysteries and the benefits of friendship."
In Bar-Lev's (In Tune With Torah, 2012) novel, four retired, expat women living in Tuscany bond over delicious Italian food and family secrets. 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 >

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 >

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

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 >