Search Results: "Yehuda Bauer"


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RETHINKING THE HOLOCAUST by Yehuda Bauer
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A superb historian's proposals for Holocaust studies, with much to offer the nonspecialist."
A challenging overview of critical questions in Holocaust studies, proposing new directions for research and discussion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"A pathbreaking, superb contribution to Holocaust studies."
Bauer offers an eye-opening look into the following question: Could Jewish leaders in America, England, Palestine, and occupied Europe itself have ransomed significant numbers of their brethren? Read full book review >

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THE CATS ON BEN YEHUDA STREET by Ann Redisch Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"In the end, readers will join in the smiles all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pleasant cat-loving elderly woman and her grumpy neighbor, a fishmonger who does not love the feline crowd, find friendship nonetheless. Read full book review >

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SHIP OF THE HUNTED by Yehuda Elberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

Ship Of The Hunted ($26.95; May 19, 1997; 308 pp.; 0-8156-0449- 1): The first English translation of a 1974 novel by an eminent Polish writer (new to American readers, and now a Canadian citizen) whose passionate identification with the travail of the European Jews is reminiscent of ``Sholom Aleichem,'' S.Y. Agnon, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Read full book review >

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THE EMPIRE OF KALMAN THE CRIPPLE by Yehuda Elberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"Once again (see above), Elberg tacks an anticlimactic moralizing finale onto a story that is otherwise a triumph."
The Empire Of Kalman The Cripple ($26.95; May 5, 1997; 330 pp.; 0- 8156-0448-3): A later (1983) novel set in a Polish shtetl on the eve of the Second World War, this is a masterly character study of an embittered, crafty shopkeeper who by sheer force of will transforms himself from ``a thief and a lecher . . . [into] an upstanding citizen and a philanthropist.'' Both Kalman's Balzacian appetite for life and his forebears' frustrated struggles for security are explored in convincing depth in a many-leveled narrative that accomplishes the difficult feat of eliciting our compassionate empathy with its disagreeable antihero. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"An epilogue chronicles the lives of the three family members after the war; it will not surprise the reader that they all chose to emigrate. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
When Nazi Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Yehuda Nir was nine years old, the son of affluent, well-educated parents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Horrifying yet mesmerizing: the authors never overplay a potentially melodramatic hand, and no reader will fail to admire the Ovitzes. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The true story of seven dwarves, a family of performers who survived the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2012

"The successes and sufferings of the Beers and Sassoons makes for interesting material (Rachel was poet Siegfried's aunt), but the authors missed an important opportunity to concentrate more on Rachel's success in running her newspapers."
Portrait of two important late-19th-century English families and their connection to the newspaper industry. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA’S ANGEL by Jutta Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The angel is a grandmotherly figure painted in pale blue, who smiles and frowns and suffers along with her charge, and in the end, leaves the elderly man to begin protecting his grandson as his touching story concludes on a hopeful note. (Picture book. 5-10)"
From his hospital bed, an elderly man recounts his life story to his young grandson in this poignant narrative, first published in Germany. Read full book review >

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SADIE SAPIENS by Jeff Bauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A powerful examination of the dog-human relationship."
Emma is surprised to find an intelligent friend in her new dog, Sadie. Read full book review >

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ALMOST HOME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Sugar, with her natural gift for rubbing down imperfections, will win readers' hearts. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Through months of homelessness and her mother's breakdown, sixth-grader Sugar Mae Cole and her puppy, Shush, demonstrate what it means to be sweet. Read full book review >

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GIL MARSH by A.C.E. Bauer
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"What's ultimately lacking, though, is a compelling link between myth and contemporary tale. (French glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Smart, handsome, athletic Gil Marsh, 17, hero of this contemporary take on the Gilgamesh epic (and first literary bromance) thinks he has no competition. Then hirsute Enko Labette shows up at Uruk High. Read full book review >