Search Results: "Princess Michael of Kent"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"For those who prefer to wade in history's shallows rather than swim in its depths. (Illustrations throughout)"
An aristocratic author who claims descent from both women chronicles the decades-long battle for the attention and love of the France's Henri II between his queen, Catherine de' Medici, and his lover, Diane de Poitiers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Superficial history related in tone-deaf, elitist prose."
The author's ongoing chronicle of royalty (The Serpent and the Moon, 2004, etc.) continues with the tales of poor little princesses married off abroad. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2008

"Finely detailed maritime history."
Historian Tracy (History/Univ. of New Brunswick; Nelson's Battles, 2008, etc.) examines the maritime disaster of the Kent. Read full book review >

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ALL OF THE NIGHT by Michael Kent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A delightfully calamitous chronicle of city struggles, bad luck, and mismatched dating."
After a series of unfortunate events, a recent college graduate questions his faith in life and love. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF MICHAEL by Lesley Choyce
FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2008

"Examining redemption and re-assimilation, Choyce's sober style rewards readers who overcome the flaws. (Fiction. YA)"
After serving six months in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, 16-year-old Michael is released when his ex-girlfriend Miranda confesses to the crime. Read full book review >

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THE JEWELS OF TESSA KENT by Judith Krantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1998

"Not as much of a tear-jerker as one might expect, but with lots of Krantz's signature glamour. (Literary Guild main selection and Doubleday Book Club; TV satellite tour)"
A nice soapy title for a nice soapy Krantz: the author's usual up-market labels mixed with a little mother-daughter drama and some heart-wrenching terminal illness. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MICHAEL MACINNES by Jeff Carney
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2006

"Certainly a marvelous candidate for the Guys Read website, and with lines like Michael's, all this needs is Fred MacMurray to play the part. (Fiction. YA)"
A rip-roaring, action-packed spin on the comic books and adventure stories of yore, this cinematic novel will entertain even the most cynical of young-adult readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A tour de force for military historians and WWII buffs, and a lesson on the leadership skills required to effectively conceive and coordinate a mission."
A comprehensive history of the 82nd Airborne Division in World War II, from an officer of that famed unit. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE FAIR MAID OF KENT by Gordon R. Dickson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Overall, a rather sluggish, politically heavy entry in this mostly entertaining series."
Addition to Dickson's series (The Dragon in Lyonesse, 1998, etc.) set in a 14th-century England where magic works, and where former college professor Jim Eckert, now Baron James of Malencontri, can turn himself into a large dragon. Read full book review >