Search Results: "Adrian Goldsworthy"


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PAX ROMANA by Adrian Goldsworthy
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"An engrossing account of how the Roman Empire grew and operated."
An exploration of the "Roman Peace," which held "sway over much of Western Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa for centuries." Read full book review >

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AUGUSTUS by Adrian Goldsworthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Goldsworthy questions why Augustus has slipped off of many historians' lists of great leaders, which include Julius Caesar, Alexander, Hannibal and Hadrian. He provides plenty of reasons why he should be at the top of those lists."
Historian Goldsworthy (Caesar: Life of a Colossus, 2008, etc.) obviously has ancient Rome in his bones, and his biography of Augustus is also a solid chronicle of Rome and its development. Read full book review >

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THAT’S NOT FUNNY! by Adrian Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"But probably not. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Johnson lowers the boom—or more precisely, the elephant—on a lad who takes delight in the misfortunes of others in a pointed, if unconvincing, import illustrated in a postmodern, retro-'50s style. Read full book review >

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PIANO LESSONS by Anna Goldsworthy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"More silver spoon than strife in this indulgent memoir."
A privileged Australian classical pianist chronicles her love of music and the delicate student-teacher dynamic that honed her craft. Read full book review >

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PETE AND POLO’S BIG SCHOOL ADVENTURE by Adrian Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"While the story doesn't break any new ground, the comforting tale will reassure young children awaiting their own big first day of school. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This cozy debut as an author from illustrator Reynolds (Sammy and the Dinosaurs, 1999) sympathetically addresses the jitters that often herald the transition into preschool. Read full book review >

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THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF SPAIN by Adrian Shubert
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Photographs not seen; maps; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Distilling vast quantities of data, Shubert emphasizes Spain's varied history; more than 80% of this book concerns the diverse peoples, literature, and politics in its past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2010

"Rigorous and sophisticated."
Exciting history of 17th-century piracy among African city-states. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Blue-sky speculation on the grandest possible scale."
Travel to the stars, long a staple of SF, is the subject of this optimistic look at our race's future. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"For all aspiring Renaissance people, as well as for students of urban design, art history, and early modern European history."
Sometimes plodding, always illuminating biography of the renowned English architect and overachiever. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 2001

"A pity."
Mitchell, now in his late 60s, is something of a father figure and cult idol among the poetic Left in England. Read full book review >