Search Results: "Robert Rubenstein"


BOOK REVIEW

ZISHE THE STRONGMAN by Robert Rubenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Soft, earth-toned crayon drawings of a Samson-like figure energize this real-life superman story told, appropriately, with a bit of a big-top flair and a healthy sense of ethnic pride. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-6)"
Zishe, a poor Polish Jew and a blacksmith's son, displayed unusual strength from the time he was three years old. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An engaging, cautionary account emphasizing the consequences of untrammeled irrationalism."
Apocalyptic thinking in the organization and conduct of the First Crusade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEON TROTSKY by Joshua Rubenstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"An accessible scholarly account of a man whose life spanned continents, whose charisma was legendary and whose ideas sparked a revolution and its backlash."
Brilliant, charismatic, fatally idealistic and dogmatic—Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) was all this and more, according to this fine biography, the latest in the publisher's Jewish Lives series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Funny, reflective and pleasantly inspiring."
One woman tackles aging, Texas Hold'em style. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ENTOMOLOGY by Ellen Doris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
First in the ``Real Kids/Real Science'' series, emphasizing firsthand exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RIGHT DATA by Edwin S. Rubenstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"The text has a foreword by Jack Kemp."
Against the odds, perhaps, this collection of columns by the National Review's house economics analyst and prominent outsiders has considerable impact as a lively, thought-provoking defense of positions near or dear to the hearts and minds of political conservatives. Read full book review >