Search Results: "Yitzhak Zuckerman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"The meticulously detailed record of a selfless, highly organized man who rose to challenge our century's ultimate chaos and depravity."
A valuable, remarkably full memoir by the last commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization, who helped lead the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Polish Uprising, and subsequent efforts to rescue Jews during and after WW II. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1985

"A slight addition to the Zuckerman epic, then, but one that throws the work's Jewish themes into some strong relief."
Roth's last three novels—The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound, The Anatomy Lesson—have all dealt with the adventures, the headaches and neckaches, the ancestral burdens and complaints of novelist Nathan Zuckerman; here these three books are reprinted in full, then capped by a new, 83-page epilogue, "The Prague Orgy." Read full book review >

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YITZHAK RABIN by Itamar Rabinovich
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2017

"Ideologues may well find reason to argue with the biography's analysis of its subject's life and death, but it puts the complexities of his career and achievement in fresh perspective."
A political biography of a pragmatic centrist who paid with his life when the center could not hold. Read full book review >

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ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND by Philip Roth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1981

"So, though there's much that's engaging here—the superb dialogue, the deft comedy, the mostly seductive narration, the titillating recognition-factors for Portnoy's Complaint readers—those who responded to the subtler, fable-like connections of The Ghost Writer will be sorely disappointed by this much cruder, less daring, and largely redundant sequel."
In The Ghost Writer (1979), Roth explored the tensions between being-an-artist and being-a-human-being; he used the nakedly autobiographical figure of young (in the mid-1950s) writer Nathan Zuckerman; he compressed all the action into a few days; he wove his theme through sequences ranging from fantasy and farce to Chekhovian realism; and he came up with a magical novel, perhaps the best book of his career. Read full book review >

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A TASTE FOR RABBIT by Linda Zuckerman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The frustrating lack of closure begs for a sequel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This uneven allegory will have a difficult time finding an audience. Read full book review >

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CREATURE ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Older children won't tire of staring into the eyes and souls of such beautiful, mysterious creatures. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This adaption of Zuckerman's adult pictorial Creature (2007) uses white backdrops in striking juxtaposition with brilliantly detailed photographs to introduce animals and the ABCs. Read full book review >

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CREATURE COLORS by Andrew Zuckerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"For little animal lovers everywhere. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This simple title features two toddler favorites: colors and animals. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE SECULAR LIFE by Phil Zuckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 4, 2014

"As Zuckerman makes clear, without resorting to smugness, secularity is not nothing but rather a way of living that enhances moral virtues and promotes human decency."
Zuckerman (Sociology and Secular Studies/Pitzer Coll.; Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion, 2011, etc.) seeks to sever the association of secularity with nothingness.Read full book review >

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SUMMING UP by Yitzhak Shamir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"A useful tool for opponents of the land-for-peace policies of the current Israeli government, but less useful to students of Israeli history or of Yitzhak Shamir."
With freelance writer Samuel, the former prime minister of Israel describes the context in which he developed his political views but reveals little new about himself. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"There is both solace and inspiration in these 11 heroes, but it doesn't take much to imagine that for each of them, there were dozens who didn't get the break. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Stories of 11 athletes overcoming adversity to become the cream of their sports, from Wall Street Journal writer Zuckerman and his two sons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A fascinating study of American entrepreneurial culture and the modern robber barons who succeeded in creating an energy revolution."
Award-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Zuckerman (The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History, 2009) calls drilling for shale gas and oil "one of the greatest energy revolutions in history." Read full book review >