Search Results: "Shimon Edelman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An elegant tour de force that combines neuropsychology with liberal references to Shakespeare and Homer."
Edelman (Psychology/Cornell Univ.; Computing the Mind: How the Mind Really Works, 2008, etc.) asks readers to discard the "familiar ‘computer metaphor' that halfheartedly likens the brain to a computer," and accept his argument that "the mind is computational in the literal sense." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHIMON PERES by Michael Bar-Zohar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2007

"A revealing companion to Nir Hefez and Gadi Bloom's Ariel Sharon: A Life (2006)."
Measured life of the Israeli politician who, perhaps more than any other, made his nation into a military power, even as he worked for peace. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A lucid, easily read biography of the influential founder and director of the Children's Defense Fund, whose research and influence on national legislation is virtually synonymous with her life work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A secular, Zionist version of the Thriller video, but Michael Jackson's original is catchier and less moribund."
Israel's quirkiest visionaries, present (Shimon Peres) and past (Theodor Herzl), tour the country in a book that might possibly be appropriate for children, but not for grown-ups. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF EVERYTHING by Hope Edelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A travel narrative and childrearing memoir that will appeal to those interested in shamanistic healing and other aspects of New Age spirituality."
An account of the author's struggles to cope with her young daughter's troublesome imaginary friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2001

"A solid argument to extend the nation's present prosperity to the lowest echelons, as Robert Kennedy urged three decades ago."
A liberal defense of the welfare state, and a plea for renewed compassion in an evidently heartless time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

More-of-the-same sequel to last year's best-selling Motherless Daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite a few duds, this is a well-made anthology, of much interest to students of world literature and of the contemporary Arab world."
A well-conceived gathering of poems, short stories and other work by 39 Arab writers under the age of 40. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A brief but poignant work of memoir and history."
In a posthumous publication, the eminent former Israeli leader delivers a heartfelt appeal to the best in the Israeli Jewish character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Engaging, but doesn't meet the expectations it raises. More archaeology, please."
An attempt to add archaeology's voice more forcefully to the conversation about who Christ was and how he came to be crucified. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BATTLING FOR PEACE by Shimon Peres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"Fluid, factual, and occasionally anecdotal, this is a better- than-average campaign bio by yet another feuding Israeli hero of war and peace."
An inviting exercise in autobiography by Israel's defensive foreign minister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS CRAZY QUILT by Jill Edelman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"A must-read for parents of special needs children nearing adulthood."
In a year's worth of blog posts, a mother goes through the complex process of helping her special needs daughter make the transition from childhood to independent adulthood. Read full book review >