Search Results: "Shlomo Sand"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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HORACE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"A voice from the past with something still to say."
First English translation of an 1840s novel that switches between a contemporary sensibility and old-fashioned preachiness as it limns the life of that so-very-19th-century phenomenon: a young man from the provinces with little money and high hopes. 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 >

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THE MARQUISE and PAULINE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1999

"Sand is an important enough figure to merit posthumous publication and translation, but little here will interest anyone not already very interested in her."
Two novellas by the celebrated 19th-century French novelist, translated into English for the first time. 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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THE WINGS OF COURAGE by George Sand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"The result is still a leisurely, formally told story, but patient readers will be as absorbed by Clopinet's gentle spirit and profound delight in the natural world as by his occasional transformations. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Written in 1873 and most recently appearing in print in English in the 1930s, this tale of a lame, timorous lad who grows out of his "wings of fear" makes a theatrical coming-of-age story, with fantasy elements and antique, but not cloying, sentiments stirred in. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT-SAND by Gustave Flaubert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Caring, private, revealing: a treasure of friendship and a rare exchange enriched by the careful participation of Steegmuller- -more a tactful mediator than an editor—who has turned the correspondence into a work of art."
A charming exchange between two extraordinary writers, from 1866 to 1876, with an illuminating introduction and continuity provided by Steegmuller (A Woman, A Man, and Two Kingdoms, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAR TONI by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"A great addition to middle-grade collections. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The assignment: For 100 days sixth-grader Gene Tucks must write a daily entry in a notebook that will be stored in a time capsule and opened 40 years in the future. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 >