Books Modern Conservative Judaism Elliot N. Dorff Cover story in the Jewish Journal: “The lesson that we learn in Dorff’s important book… is that respect, tolerance and inclusiveness are a crucial measure of what makes a movement Jewishly authentic.” Not … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books War Flower Brooke King Starred review from Kirkus: “An absolutely compelling war memoir marked by the author’s incredible strength of character and vulnerability.” Typically Jewish Nancy Kalikow Maxwell Review from Kirkus: “A spirited examination of the essence of … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an accumulation of 2018 publicity thoughts from Anna Weir, Jackson Adams, and Rosemary Sekora. The past year was exciting for UNP. We welcomed a new publicist to Team Publicity in April, we celebrated the two new additions … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Best of 2018
This week, the Jewish Book Council announced the winners and finalists of the 2017 National Jewish Book Awards, now in its sixty-seventh year. The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest-running awards program of its kind and were established by the … Continue reading Congratulations to Mordecai Paldiel!
Books Crude Nation by Raúl Gallegos Review from Publishers Weekly: “Sharply written and vividly detailed, the book documents how Venezuela’s oil reserves—the world’s largest—subsidize an unsustainable life for its citizens.” Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair Top Ten in Publishers … Continue reading News and Reviews
An excerpt from Jews and Genes: The Genetic Future in Contemporary Jewish Thought (JPS, 2015) edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth, a finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Awards. From “Summary of the Science of Stem Cell Research” In the … Continue reading EXCERPT: Jews and Genes
Predators By Brian Glyn Williams Book inspires rock album; full story in Rolling Stone: “A concept about the dehumanizing aspects of drone technology is, however, fresh territory for a rock band. Bellamy first got the idea about two years ago when he read the book Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda by Dartmouth professor Brian Glyn Williams. ‘I was shocked,’ he says. ‘I didn’t know how prolific drone usage has been. I always perceived Obama as an all-around likable guy. But from reading the book, you find out that most mornings he wakes up, has a breakfast and then goes down … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS
The Blind Man and the Loon By Craig Mishler Journal of Folklore Research review: “… a vital contribution to folk-narrative research.” Read an excerpt from the book. Shenandoah By Sue Eisenfeld We’re All Relative review: “Shenandoah is Eisenfeld’s simple love song to the Park.” Visit the author’s website. Perfectly Awful By Charley Rosen AETHLON review: “Charley Rosen’s Perfectly Awful provides an insider’s summary of the worst season in NBA history. His anecdotes and knowledge of the game give the reader an enlightening sense of the pre-merger NBA of the early 1970s, and of the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS