Category Archives: biography

Book Review: Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide, by Michael Oren

Appointed by Bibi Netanyahu, historian Michael Oren served as Israeli ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013. Born and raised in New Jersey, Oren moved to Israel in 1979 and served with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  He … Continue reading

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Some “Moving” Nonfiction….

I changed apartments recently, and thus faced the challenge of what to “toss,” what to “donate,” and what to bring along with me, no matter what. Into the latter category fell most of the books I’ve accumulated over the years, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This fascinating biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance, lights up the resilient American spirit in its portrayal of an ambitious visionary, an inspiring dreamer, and a persistent doer and innovator. Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur … Continue reading

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My Best To You From 2015….

It’s time again for the endless “best of the year” lists we all love, maybe. So here’s my contribution: in no particular order, these are some of the best books I was fortunate enough to experience in 2015. Dear Committee … Continue reading

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Book review: Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, by Box Brown

Andre the Giant was a larger-than-life character, both figuratively and literally, who dominated professional wrestling during the 1970’s and 1980’s.  This graphic novel tells Andre’s story from his humble beginnings in France to his record-breaking match during Wrestlemania III at the Pontiac … Continue reading

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