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Book Review

From Hazan/Yale University Press comes “Kertesz” by Michel Frizot and Annie- Laurie Wanaverbecq ($75.00, 359 over-sized pages with many photographs). This incredible (and collectible) book is a massive inventory of the works of Andre Kertesz who worked amazingly at his craft for 70 years and still deemed himself a perpetual “amateur.” We should be such an amateur. encyclopedia, insightful, spanning so many approaches and time periods.  VERY NOTABLE

“Hidden Alaska” with text by Dave Atcheson and photography by Michael Melford (National Geographic, $24.00, 155 pages) is a feast for the eyes and a world of data for the brain. More than 80 panoramic images merge with sprightly text to focus on the Alaska unknown to many - - from Bristol Bay and Beyond as the sub-title proclaims.

For those interested in a twist and turn and sexy summer reading experience there is “The Swinger” by Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck (Simon & Schuster, $25.00, 254 pages). Herbert X. “Tree” Tremont, the main character, is a guy you will not soon forget. The authors truly know how to turn a phrase and tell a good story. For all kinds of readers interested in a good read.

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

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