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Red Star, Crescent Moon: A Muslim-Jewish Love Story Paperback – August 20, 2010
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Rosenstone has participated in the production of several films, both dramatic features and documentaries. His award winning biography of John Reed was used in part as the basis for the Academy Award winning Reds, on which he worked as consultant. Other film involvements include his writing of the narration for a documentary on the Spanish Civil War entitled The Good Fight (1983), and time spent as consultant and / or Talking Head for several films, including Darrow; Tango of Slaves; Screening Histories: The Filmmaker Strikes Back; Rebels; and Emma Goldman: A Troublesome Presence.
Rosenstone's works of narrative history include Crusade of the Left: The Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War (Pegasus, 1969), Romantic Revolutionary: A Biography of John Reed (Knopf, 1975), and Mirror in the Shrine: American Encounters with Meiji Japan (Harvard, 1988). He has published two works of imaginative writing, a book of stories entitled, The Man Who Swam Into History (Texas, 2005), and a historical novel, King of Odessa (Northwestern, 2003). His second novel, Red Star, Crescent Moon, will be published in September, 2010.
Rosenstone is the Founding Editor of Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, and in 1989 created the first film section for the American Historical Review. He has been a visiting professor at Oxford University, the University of Manchester, the University of Barcelona, the European University Institute (Florence), Kyushu University (Japan), the University of La Laguna (Canary Islands), and Tolima University (Colombia). His fellowships include four from the National Endowment for the Humanities, three from the Fulbright program, and he has been a research fellow at both the East-West Center (Honolulu) and the Getty Research Institute.
Top Customer Reviews
Aisha's character was so authentic to a conservative, Muslim girl's transition into the west. I loved that Rosenstone was blatantly honest in the insecurities of both Muslims and Jews towards each other. It did strike me that perhaps he could write that freely about Jewish culture and some of its perceptions this openly without being slandered, because he are ethnically Jewish. As for writing about Islam and Muslims, we all know, everyone has a pass to write whatever they want to about Islam and Muslims right now. There is no "racist" or "anti-semitic" word yet, custom-created for Muslims. Oh, sensitivities...
There was balance and yes there was a sizzling, slow-cooking chemistry that leapt off the page between the leads. Kudos!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An absolutely wonderful book. Real mastery of other POVs, including women of non-American backgrounds, at least it feels that way to this male. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by John Shannon
Robert Rosenstone's newest book, Red Star, Crescent Moon: A Muslim Jewish Love Story , may be his best yet. Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by Eric Anders