book reviews

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Sir John Tusa calls Hitler, Stalin and I a “hopeful” book

“A compelling read, appalling and inspiring, tragic and hopeful. Heda’s voice comes through incredibly strongly and my admiration for her clear headed courage and determination is very deep. Full marks to the interviewer for her part in getting Heda’s testimony on the record. The words and tone of voice do not strike a false note. … Continue reading

5-star review of Hitler, Stalin and I by Tulsa Book Review

Tulsa Book Review praises Heda Margolius Kovály’s Hitler, Stalin and I: “Oral interviews can be a gold mine for historians, and this is no exception. It provides individual experiences that get lost in the grand narratives, and it values the stories that people tell about how they lived through momentous events in their lifetimes.” 5 stars … Continue reading

“Operation Yellow Star/Black Thursday” in H-France Review

An interesting view into the field of investigative journalism as we follow the author’s steps to find more information at the Archives de la Préfecture de Police de Paris [which] exposes the reluctance of the French police to come to terms with its own past. Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness

“Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. Her misfortunes, and her perseverance through them, make Hitler, Stalin and I both an important historical account and a testament to human endurance…A Czech writer who survived the Holocaust, Stalinism and exile gives a compact, … Continue reading

“The Consequences” receives insightful review from FULL STOP

“The Consequences is in part about and part of the art world’s commodification of resistance. But it is also about the relationship of an artist to their art, and of the struggles of artists to represent what is absent. […] That The Consequences is populated by many well known artists and illuminated by the description of their artworks is a beautiful treat for the part of the reader that loves learning about art history.” Continue reading

New York Journal of Books praises “Hitler, Stalin and I”

“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I. [… The book] is at once a harrowing journey, a kaleidoscope of images and sounds. If a reader truly hears the haunting words as if they are spoken one can begin to understand … Continue reading

Association of Jewish Libraries reviews “Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life”

“Ably translated, the prose carries the tension of a spy novel. […] Sights and smells of laboratories are vividly rendered, along with the nuances of photoengraving and careful interactions with strangers and colleagues. […] This is a fascinating tribute to a humanitarian and a glimpse at the nuts and bolts of covert operations.” – Hallie … Continue reading

“Hitler, Stalin and I” receives advance praise from The Virginia Gazette

We are pleased to announce advance praise for Hitler, Stalin and I: An Oral History, scheduled for publication in January 2018. “In today’s political climate of rising extremist ideologies and nationalist tendencies, a new book, Hitler, Stalin and I, is an oral history that examines persecutions rooted in strong political rhetoric of exclusion. Czech author … Continue reading

The Consequences on “The Canon” for September

Sharp, intimate, and curious. – The Riveter Magazine, Riveting Books by Women Continue reading

Publisher’s Weekly reviews The Artist, The Censor, and The Nude

Thoughtful and rigorous, the book provides an excellent survey of contemporary censorship. … Continue reading

Interview by KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich about The Vél d’Hiv Raid

July 16 and 17 marked the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv Roundup. Levi Laub, activist and translator of our upcoming title, The Vél d’Hiv Raid by Maurice Rajsfus, was interviewed on Monday, July 17 by KPFA host Mitch Jeserich on Letters & Politics. Listen, download, or open the interview from iTunes at: https://kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-july-17-2017.

Foreword Reviews Praises Upcoming Book by Maurice Rajsfus

Foreword Reviews July/August 2017 Review by Susan Waggoner “Adept reporting and personal experience make for a gripping read… While each book is strong enough to stand on its own, Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday together make an unusual, important, credibly researched, and skillfully written contribution to Holocaust literature.” Visit the book page to learn … Continue reading

Maurice Rajsfus’ Operation Yellow Star / Black Thursday reviewed by Kirkus Reviews

“An unsparing indictment of Paris police during the Nazi occupation. […] The author’s memory of July 16 is harrowing. […] Besides commemorating his family’s murder, Rajsfus raises awareness about how “the enemies of human rights are once more gaining ground,” spouting xenophobia that is easily transferable to any minority group. A heartfelt, timely plea to … Continue reading

Dingbat 2.0 reviewed by Dwarf and Giant

“For designers, LA-o-philes, architects & artists, futurists & historians, this is an indispensable tour of the bones and blueprints of our unique city.” Read more…. Continue reading

National Book Review’s Hot Picks: Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life

The National Book Review chooses Adolfo Kaminsky, A Forger’s Life as their lead Hot Pick. “Sarah Kaminsky tells the true story of her extraordinary father who courageously and secretly used his artistic talent to forge documents and save hundreds of lives as part of the French Resistance….” Continue reading

Kirkus Reviews praises Erich Hackl’s Three Tearless Histories

Kirkus Reviews praises Erich Hackl’s Three Tearless Histories: “Hackl is like an investigating detective pursuing a case where all the principals are long dead and the few who remain may be reluctant to talk.” Continue reading

“Book Bit” with Doc Kirby on The Ghetto Swinger by Coco Schumann

His story is inspiring and profound, yet told with a youthful whimsy. Coco Schumann is the very best jazz guitarist you need to know. Listen to this broadcast again on October 15, 2016! Continue reading

Architektur Aktuell review of Paul T. Frankl – Autobiography

LookInside-architektur-aktuell_cover_Dez2013We are excited to announce that our latest title, Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography, was reviewed in the December 2013 issue of Architektur Aktuell. Read our translation of the German article below or download this article in its original German. Continue reading

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