"That was pure pleasure listening to
your talk last night, "Israel/Palestine in a
Nutshell," for the History Club and Phi Beta Delta
International Honor Society. [The talk] was a
polished, informative, and engaging performance that
appropriately drew lost of ensuing questions/answers
from the more than 35 people in the audience.
Ambitious and fearless, too, just like the five books
to date. A very successful event!"
Department of History
California State University of
Thank you so much for a great talk on
Saturday. You always help the teachers become
excited and better informed on the wider view of L.A.'s
history and groups. Look forward to next year and
having another workshop!
Teaching American History Grant
Baldwin Park Unified School District
Roraback's presentation to University High School was
unusually clear, succinct, and balanced, especially for
such a complex topic. Her Powerpoint presentation and
engaging style not only maintained student interest, but
it generated many probing questions. She taught my
students more in an hour than I might have been able to
teach them in a week!
Social Studies Teacher
University High School
Amanda's timely presentations go
beyond a mere analysis of the current situation and
like her Nutshell Notes, she identifies the
information that is most pertinent and relates to the
Social Studies Teacher
Foshay Learning Center
so much for talking with those of us involved with the
"Art for All" program at the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art (LACMA) about Islam. Your talk was so
information and your books are terrific. We all
benefited a great deal.
Art for All
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Our 3/4/04 luncheon featured Amanda
Roraback, an extremely talented author and public
speaker. She gave us a comprehensive overview of
the history and chronological events leading up to the
current crisis in Israel and Palestine. The
subject was quite stimulating and we had a lot of
questions. We didn't want the luncheon to end.
We look forward to having Amanda back at some future
The Lions Tale
Santa Monica Lions Club Newsletter
Bill Stephenson had Amanda Roraback
discuss her latest book, “Israel/Palestine in a
Nutshell.” Ms. Roraback, an author of several books
on the middle-east, described the thousands of years
of history of this specific region - all in 1/2
hour. Her commendable documentation of the background
and future prospects for peace were excerpted from her
latest book published just this last month.
Club of West LA/Brentwood
presentation on September 11 before the Salon on the
Spiritually Creative Life was as inspirational as it
was deeply moving. Through hearing of your personal
and professional life path and what is happening in
terms of your quest to "Foster Understanding in the
Face of Conflict" all of us gathered here reaped
many lessons about working toward the goal of peace
positively and productively. Thank you with
all my heart.
Particularly impressive was the way in which you handled
every question and comment with grace and consideration
but never harshly "beating the drum." I believe
you could handle any crowd and look forward to following
you as you continue to pursue your enlightened path.
you share your insights both in person and through your
find books make it obvious that to you nothing less than
perfection is acceptable. We remain fortunate to
have shared your vision.
much appreciation and admiration.
Soucek King, M.F.A., PhD.
Founder, The Institute of Philosophy and the Arts
Lots of objective information fairly
Lantiani, Lion's Club
Murphy, Lion's Club