Search Results: "Shlomo Breznitz"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2012

"A refreshing look at a well-worked topic."
An internationally recognized authority on the relationship between stress and mental functioning explores how the same mechanisms that lay the basis for human creativity and expertise can also set us up for cognitive stagnation. Read full book review >

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MEMORY FIELDS by Shlomo Breznitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 1993

"Likely to be a classic of Holocaust literature: not to be missed."
By authority of his excellent prose, discomfiting honesty, risky form, and shattering fidelity to the traps of remembering the nearly unbearable, Breznitz has produced a Holocaust memoir that stands with the best of them. Read full book review >

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HERZL'S VISION by Shlomo Avineri
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Rigorous research gathered in a succinct presentation renders this an excellent resource."
A fresh study of the deeply prescient thought of this visionary journalist, playwright and founding Zionist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2012

"Will appeal primarily to specialists or to general readers with an abiding interest in Israel's future."
A Jewish scholar harshly criticizes the founding narrative of the State of Israel. Read full book review >

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ADIEL by Shlomo DuNour
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A New Age Old Testament, at once pompous and vapid."
The Greatest Story Ever Told, sort of. Set in the age of Genesis and narrated by an angel, Adiel (winner of the 1999 Jerusalem Literary Prize) is a very weird history of the world as written down by Israeli novelist DuNour (Yet Another, 1978, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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AN INTRODUCTION TO WEAPONS SYSTEMS by Yacov Bar-Shlomo
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 26, 2016

"A solid academic treatment of basic concepts in military design and procurement."
Not sure how to go about designing that new tank or anti-aircraft missile the generals are clamoring for? Find out in this sprawling and very technical primer on systems engineering. Read full book review >

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HOW I STOPPED BEING A JEW by Shlomo Sand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A very brief book that is sure to raise questions and incite strong reactions."
An Israeli history professor questions the notion of a Jewish identity and the Israeli stance toward their Palestinian neighbors. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING by Pia Shlomo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2011

"A family book to learn with and share for those inclined to this religious lifestyle. (Picture books/religion. 4-6)"
"Hakaras Hatov," the Jewish daily ritual of thanking God for everyday life, is explicated in simplistic verse in this personalized drawing workbook. Read full book review >