Search Results: "Raphael Patai"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"The real alchemy here is the magical way academics can turn a simple thesis into a 587-page book and a gold mine of research grants."
A long and quirky look at 1,800 years of minimal Jewish involvement with a pseudoscience, adding little of use either to Jewish history or to the history of science. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1963

"Important for any literate home or library."
All the laconic scholarship and lightning sharp interpretations and insights which have made Graves' studies of the Greek myths one of the most seductive source books of the decade are here brought to bear with equal effectiveness on the Book of Genesis. Read full book review >

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COAST TO COAST by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Have you ever read a novel that's all dialogue?" Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNATE FALL by Raphael Carter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1996

"All in all, though, an assured, noteworthy, auspicious debut."
A future historical concerned with virtual reality, computer networks, war crimes, and mind control, set in 23rd-century Russia. Read full book review >

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ALL HIS SONS by Frederic Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"'Try not to be cruel.' 'I loved Eyes Wide Shut.'"
If this were a movie written by Raphael, the climactic dialogue might sound like this: Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF A CONSTANT LOVER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1999

"In the end, cutting back on the gossip that dominated Let's Get Criminal (1996) and The Edith Wharton Murders (1997) leaves room for the exploration of character that makes this Raphael's strongest book yet."
The worthy staff of the mythical State University of Michigan at Michiganapolis, always glancing back nervously over their shoulders at their colleagues at Ann Arbor, are giving them a run for their money in one important measure: homicide. Read full book review >

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HOT ROCKS by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Raphael's wit is quick as ever, but not even Vlado could tone up this flabby plot."
A trip to the gym proves anything but healthy for a writing professor at a midwestern college. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Raphael is imposingly erudite and at pains to demonstrate it, yet there is a remarkable clarity to the writing, many elegant turns of phrase and a measure of sly humor."
Novelist, screenwriter and biographer Raphael (Ifs and Buts, 2011, etc.) succeeds admirably in recovering the reputation of much-maligned historian Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100). Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"These horrific accounts provide ample evidence of the need for change in attitudes and actions toward rape victims—a disturbing challenge to anyone who would dismiss the ravages of rape."
Meticulously researched and passionately argued rebuttal of those who would deny the reality and alarming prevalence of acquaintance rape. Read full book review >

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TROPIC OF MURDER by Lev Raphael
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2004

"Raphael's wit is sharp as ever, though his complicated plot yields a solution far too pedestrian for its build-up."
English prof Nick Hoffman takes a break from his academic woes—but not from sleuthing—when a Club Med getaway turns lethal. Read full book review >

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BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE by Lev Raphael
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"All complication and scant resolution: Raphael's latest is really just the first installment in an overlong, paranoid conspiracy theory."
Things have gone from bad to worse for Nick Hoffman (Little Miss Evil, 1999, etc.), assistant professor in that bastion of obscurity, the State University of Michigan. Read full book review >