Search Results: "Raymond M. Weinstein"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 19, 2012

"A unique view of an overlooked era in postwar Germany."
In this memoirlike novel, 19-year-old David Streiber, a Jew, is shipped out on assignment to Germany in 1959, although he doesn't know that the months spent in what was formerly enemy territory will teach him who he is as a man. Read full book review >

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ON BEING RAPED by Raymond M. Douglas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Courageous, sobering, and cathartic."
A searing, self-reflective account of adult male rape. Read full book review >

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FENWICK TRAVERS AND THE PANAMA CANAL by Raymond M. Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A highly diverting history lesson, full of real-life figures behaving as they might have behaved; and Fenny is an entertaining scoundrel."
The most recent caper for Fenwick Travers, lately involved in picaresque adventures in Cuba and China (not reviewed): here, we learn how this agent provocateur was the key to securing US sovereignty over the Panama Canal Zone in 1903. Read full book review >

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APPRENTICE TO THE FLOWER POET Z. by Debra Weinstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2004

"Only a poet could write so viciously yet adoringly (and, often, insightfully) about poetry. But only a poet, too, will have patience for Weinstein's onslaught of wordplay and purposely bad verse."
A poet and first-novelist brutally satirizes the poetry establishment, following a scholarship student through a New York university's writing program in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 24, 1993

"Down-to-earth, savvy perspectives on one of the few government enterprises that works and is still equipped to give value for money. (Glossary, plus tabular material throughout)"
A worldly-wise take on how the US military managed to overcome a tradition of unpreparedness during the post-Vietnam era and decisively win the Gulf War. Read full book review >

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SLIDING INTO THE NEW YEAR by Dori Weinstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Intended as the first in a series; more adventures of YaYa and YoYo will be most welcome. (Fiction. 8-12)"
YaYa and YoYo are twins whose nicknames are based on their Hebrew names. Read full book review >

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RUBY WIZARDRY by Eric Weinstein
Released: April 1, 2015

"An enjoyable book that can turn any kid (or adult!) into a programming wizard. (index) (Nonfiction/fantasy. 10 & up)"
An introductory programming guide is structured around a whimsical original fairy tale in a land run on the Ruby programming language. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Max Weinreich's classic History of the Yiddish Language first appeared 21 years ago, so the time is definitely ripe for a cogent new interpretation. This isn't it."
Filmmaker/journalist Weinstein's first book is an ambitious but disappointing treatise on the "nation" that existed only as a language. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"From familiar works to those not so well-known, Weinstein expertly extracts their timeless lessons."
Weinstein (Comparative Literature/Brown Univ.; Northern Arts: The Breakthrough of Scandinavian Literature and Art, from Ibsen to Bergman, 2008, etc.) eloquently mines the literary canon for rites-of-passage stories. Read full book review >