Search Results: "Petrina Gentile"


BOOK REVIEW

BALLET SCHOOL by Bobbie Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A good but very basic book for young hopefuls from Kalman (A One Room School, not reviewed, etc.) and newcomer Gentile. (Glossary; index) (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Few little girls have not dreamed of being ballerinas, but most don't know much about becoming one. Read full book review >

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DON'T SHOOT THE GENTILE by James C. Work
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Distinctly regional in tone yet universal in scope, the book offers a cozy homage to a more innocent time and place."
A greenhorn professor finds unexpected camaraderie and community when he takes a teaching job in Utah, challenging his preconceptions of small-town life. Read full book review >

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MOLOCH, or THIS GENTILE WORLD by Henry Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"A period piece, often boring, filled with likable grotesques and gritty street-sights in Manhattan and Brooklyn."
Miller's lost first complete novel, which—along with the unfinished Crazy Cock (1991) that followed— was unearthed in 1988. Read full book review >

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WRONG TURN by Gian Gentile
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A forcefully presented, corrective analytical approach to today's headline-grabbing orthodoxy."
"The story on which the current practice of [counterinsurgency] depends…is a myth [and] a recipe for perpetual war," insists Gentile (Securing the Snake's Head: The Question of Air Power as a Political Instrument in the Post Cold-War Security Environment, 2012, etc.), a former Iraq War commander and director of the military history program at West Point. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Compassionate and comprehensive."
Lively biography of intrepid, world-traveling ornithologist and cancer survivor Phoebe Snetsinger. Read full book review >

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LOST JEWS by Emma Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"This collection of identity conflicts seems to be struggling for its own identity."
A narrow examination of the conflicting concepts of identity shared by the masses of marginal Jews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 1999

"Given the rich array of texts he marshals, Salkin should appeal not only to many Jewish men—and women—but also to others who seek guidance on becoming a mensch of a man."
A fine contribution to both the emerging fields of men's studies and the more popular, accessible branch of Jewish studies. Read full book review >