Ariel Kahana

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (17 of 22)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,854,611 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 22
Tuesdays With Morrie: An old man, a young man, and&hellip by Mitch Albom
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timely reminder, 14 Jan 2004
Life is short so it is up to us to make it sweet. Of course the book is not going to start any revolutions anywhere, but for people caught up in the madness of daily modern existence, this is a timely reminder of what characterizes real success and accomplishment in our over materialistic and superficial lives.
Every Brandeis graduate should read this book :-)
The Uninvited: Refugees at the Rich Man's Gate by Jeremy Harding
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very topical subject. Without turning the subject into a melodrama or a conspiracy theory, the delicate issue of clandestine immigration is finally brought to the foreground in an objective manner. Harding also reminds us that in the midst of all the discussions about illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, we are nonentheless talking about human beings.
Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor by John Van der Kiste
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Hoping that this book would add a new angle about the origins of the first world war, I am rather dissapointed. The book actually is bereft of any central thesis. The Kaiser is portrayed as a negative character from the beginning to the bitter end. The author deliberately focuses too much on Anglo-German relations. Yet any educated child knows that its the German-Austrian bond that was the locomotive to war. I wanted more information on the dynamics of the latter relationship. Italy is almost totally ignored as a political factor and the Bulgarians, and Turks are mentioned in the margins. I was most dissapointed with the treatment of a crucial period of modern history - the countdown to war… Read more

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