Search Results: "Richard E. Rubenstein"


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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Sure to spark a lively debate."

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WITH NAILS by Richard E. Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1998

"But you—d be hard pressed to find an American actor who could deliver such a refreshing combination of comedy, confession, and coruscation. (14 b&w photos)"
With just the right smattering of poison in his pen, this Swazi/British actor recounts the daily trials and tribulations of making movies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1999

"A significant analysis of a politician and of a political style by a savvy and sensible reporter. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
This latest offering from veteran journalist Cohen, the congressional correspondent for the National Journal and author of various political works (Washington at Work: Clinton and the New Congress, not reviewed, etc.), is a biography of the fallen Illinois congressman as well as an analysis of the struggles of the Democratic Party and an examination of the changing political atmosphere in the 1990s. Read full book review >