RaveLibrary JournalIn nearly 700 pages, Mead engages readers with his thoughts on the historical arc between the U.S. and its relationship with Jewish people and Israel...The author supplies an overview of the political and cultural context of U.S. support from colonial times to the present...He reviews the words and actions from George Washington, Theodore Herzl, to American support for the Balfour Declaration, and American Christians who support the State of Israel...A meticulously written and engaging volume that may make readers pause and reconsider an issue they thought they already knew...Best suited for those interested in the history of the Middle East, Israel, U.S. studies, and Jewish history.
RaveLibrary JournalEngaging, in-depth ... [A] detailed look ... An engrossing read about a multi-generational family dynasty and the lives they lived ... This is an immensely readable, impeccably written, and thoroughly researched tale of a kidnapping gone wrong. Ideal for readers who enjoy biography, social, political, and cultural history.
RaveLibrary Journal... fascinating and captivating ... Frankel draws on primary source materials, including interviews with members of the Rabinowitz family, to create a beautifully written account of escape and survival that will engage readers from the start. She shares her subjects’ stories with sensitivity and care ... This fast-paced book will find an eager audience among readers interested in Jewish, European, and World War II history; highly recommended.
RaveLibrary Journal... captivating ... As Eder capably recounts, each of these women has a captivating story to tell. The book relies on extensive primary sources and includes several photographs of people and places to complement the inviting narrative ... Eder’s engaging writing makes these compelling histories read like a suspense novel. A highly recommended account that will draw in readers of U.S. history and women’s history.
PositiveLibrary Journal... a well-researched, engrossing backstory of failed discovery from a noted scholar. Best suited for readers interested in biblical studies and papyrology.
RaveLibrary Journal... a visual and textual treat ... A wonderful survey of a type of restaurant once ubiquitous and now down to a handful. Katchor contributes a worthy and welcome volume to the genre of Kosher cuisine.
Sarah Abrevaya Stein
RaveLibrary Journal... a tour de force ... A moving, wonderfully written history of a fascinating family that will attract readers of history and those interested in Judaic studies. Highly recommended.
Delphine Minoui, Trans. by Emma Ramadan
RaveLibrary JournalThis fascinating look at Iran, written with a journalist\'s attention to detail, presents a series of short vignettes that balance the narrative\'s sense of urgency and seriousness with the courage and defiance of those engaged in activism and reform ... A wonderful choice for readers of history, current events, and fans of Marjane Satrapi\'s graphic memoir Persepolis.
Deborah E Lipstadt
RaveLibrary JournalLipstadt\'s insight and perspective contextualizes current events that mark the recent resurgence of anti-Semitic speech and violence in the United States and Europe, crafting an informative read for those interested in social justice and political and Jewish history.