Search Results: "Richard E. Rubenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"An aimless exploration of Biblical prophecy."
Re-reading of the great Biblical prophets, to little avail. Read full book review >

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COMRADE VALENTINE by Richard E. Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1994

"Though there is a little too much speculation and less than authoritative reconstruction of Azef's thoughts, this is a persuasive and gripping account of a shadowy but pivotal figure."
A life—intriguing in every sense of the word—of legendary czarist police spy and social revolutionary Yevno Azef by Rubenstein (Conflict Resolution/George Mason Univ., Alchemists of Revolution, 1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A lively, contrarian view of history—fruitful reading for peaceniks and warfighters alike."
A provocative essay on our war-loving, bullying nation. Read full book review >

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GULLBOY by Wade Rubenstein
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"A great-hearted, nostalgic celebration of the Brooklyn mish-mash and a mildly riotous commentary on the father-son relationship."
A breezy, colloquial first novel set near Coney Island, Brooklyn, chronicling the lively short life of a half-boy, half-seagull foundling and the motley assortment of characters who love and exploit him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2001

"A book of considerable charm that will delight more than just golf fans."
Seeking escape from the pressures that are spoiling the game for both fans and players, Rubenstein, who covers golf for the Toronto Globe and Mail, retreats to a fabled course in the northernmost part of Scotland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"The story of a particular man and time, but also a finely drawn portrait of a writer and his conscience under siege in a place where the ill-chosen word could lead to exile or death. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From Rubenstein (Soviet Dissidents, 1980), an admirably objective account of one of the Soviet Union's most unusual icons- -Ilya Ehrenburg, a writer who not only survived the twists and turns of Kremlin politics, but also enjoyed the regard of dissidents like Nadezhda Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO TASTED SHAPES by Richard E. Cytowic
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"An absorbing tale of medical detection coupled with less- than-gripping philosophical musings. (Photographs, line drawings- -not seen)"
When a curious-minded neurologist meets a neurological curiosity—in this case, a neighbor who experiences tastes as physical shapes—the result, at least here, is a mixed bag: a fascinating scientific exploration of that rare sensory linkage and overlapping called synesthesia plus less interesting ponderings on the nature of the human mind. Read full book review >

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MASTERS OF CRAFT by Richard E. Ocejo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"A close-up and often entertaining look at new service jobs in an urban economy."
How formerly low-status jobs have become cool, creative careers. Read full book review >

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THE EMPIRE OF SHADOWS by Richard E. Crabbe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2003

"Lots of gorgeous scenery and interesting historical characters give the reader something to watch whenever tension and plausibility lag."
Can survival skills honed in the concrete jungle serve a man in the forest primeval? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"A good case study of centralized land-ownership and private government versus democracy and capitalism. (5 maps, 3 tables, 17 b&w photos)"
An analysis of the "economic-development marriage" between Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, from the 1960s to the present. Read full book review >