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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An impassioned call for an 'overarching movement' for justice."
How poor people are being punished for their poverty. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 29, 2012

"A competent, thorough assessment from a veteran expert in the field."
Edelman (Georgetown University Law Center; Searching for America's Heart: RFK and the Renewal of Hope, 2001, etc.) examines the continuing problem of poverty in the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAR STORY by Gwen Edelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2001

"Joseph's story should move, but, unfortunately, the man himself seems less a victim than an unregenerate perennial bad boy."
A woman recalls her love for an aging author and WWII survivor, in a luminously written if unaffecting debut novel. Read full book review >