Religion

Morris’s 1948 is a critics’ favorite

Under the spotlight of the 60th anniversary of Israeli independence, Benny Morris’s recent book, 1948, is a praised as a shining example. Last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review features David Margolick’s review, saying: “Morris relates the story of his new book soberly and somberly, evenhandedly and exhaustively.” The May

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Yale Press wraps up Nat’l Poetry Month with awards and readings

At their annual awards ceremony last night, The Publishing Triangle announced Janet Malcolm, author of the critically acclaimed Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice, as winner of the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. View the complete list of award winners here. This remarkable work of literary biography and investigative journalism,

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David Noel Freedman: May 12, 1922 – April 8, 2008

We are sad to report that David Noel Freedman, eminent biblical scholar and General Editor of the Anchor Bible for fifty years, died on April 8. His family plans to hold a memorial celebration in San Diego at a later date and has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations

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Yale Press continues Nat’l Poetry Month celebration

Fady Joudah, author of The Earth in the Attic, was featured on Tuesday by the online anthology of contemporary poetry, Poetry Daily. The site also shared two of Joudah’s poems, “Atlas” and “The Tea and Sage Poem.”Those poems, both from The Earth in the Attic, can be read here. Also,

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“Resurrection is often misunderstood”, says New York Times

Just in time for Easter, the New York Times reviewed a selection of books about the Resurrection. These books correct some common myths among Jews and Christians. The New York Times reports, “The very idea of resurrection is widely and badly misunderstood.” To correct these errors, the New York Times

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The New Republic on Obama’s economic guru and Gordin’s yikhes

In the March 12th issue of The New Republic, Noam Scheiber writes of the effect of Richard Thaler’s economic theories on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Scheiber writes, “Thaler is revered by the leading wonks on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Though he has no formal role, Thaler presides as a kind

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Remembering William F. Buckley, Jr.

The New York Times reports, “William F. Buckley Jr., who marshaled polysyllabic exuberance, famously arched eyebrows and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn.” The “scourge of liberalism” may have become famous for criticizing Yale’s

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Leading specialist lauds Foxbats over Dimona

Writing for the Middle East Journal, Mark N. Katz favorably reviewed Foxbats over Dimona: The Soviets’ Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez. Professor Katz, an expert on Moscow’s foreign policy toward the Middle East, was blown away by the book’s compelling argument and unique

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Kazin biography is “rich,” “absorbing,” and “truly resonant”

Reviewers are praising Richard M. Cook for his recent Yale Press release, Alfred Kazin: A Biography. Here’s just a sampling of what they have to say. In a February 7 review, San Francisco Chronicle complimented Cook on “a fine job in recounting and interpreting his subject’s life.” They applaud Cook’s

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Malcolm’s Two Lives makes NBCC’s Good Reads List

Two Lives by Janet Malcolm made the National Book Critics Circle’s Good Reads Long List for Nonfiction. The list is comprised of “the nonfiction titles which received multiple votes” from the NBCC. It was announced this morning on the NBCC blog here, where you can find the entire list, along

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