Past posts on Holtz, Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud are here and links. Another review of Kirsch, The People and the Books is noted here. Joseph Skibell’s Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud is new to me. So is Yeshiva University's Books of the People: Revisiting Classic Works of Jewish Thought. The last one deals only with books from the last thousand years and thus is outside PaleoJudaica's main period of interest.
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