Search Results: "Alexandra Robbins"


BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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SKYLAR ROBBINS by Carrie Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2014

"A sometimes entertaining but predictable story."
In the second book of the Skylar Robbins Series, a young sleuth seeks for hidden jewels on the property of her new house while dealing with middle school life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"These stories are not just entertaining but important, reminding us to celebrate our quirks and those which we see in others as well."
Already known for providing readers a new angle on a familiar subject—e.g., college sororities (Pledged, 2004), obsessive students (The Overachievers, 2006)—Robbins now applies that same incisive inside scoop to the lives of high-schoolers who feel…different. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2002

"Short on juicy secrets, long on tedium."
New Yorker staff writer Robbins (co-author, Quarterlife Crisis, not reviewed) stretches a few secrets of the Yale secret society into a dreary extended narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Some worthwhile research here, buried under an off-putting amount of teenage trivia."
An overwritten account of the overachiever culture that is stressing out teenagers. Read full book review >

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PLEDGED by Alexandra Robbins
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2004

"This lubricious inquiry may infuriate those who value their sorority pins, but for outsiders it's merely a tedious guide to the goings-on in chapter houses."
Cosmo contributor, Oprah guest, and Skull and Bones investigator Robbins (Secrets of the Tomb, 2002) offers a titillating take on sisterhood gone mad. Read full book review >

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THE NURSES by Alexandra Robbins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"An insightful perspective on the realities of crucial health care providers."
An intimate look at the lives of nurses. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >

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JEROME ROBBINS by Deborah Jowitt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

"For buffs, scholars, actors, dancers, choreographers, and directors: a vital picture of ballet and Broadway in a golden age. (Photos, not seen)"
Like God and Jerome Robbins, Village Voice dance critic Jowitt dwells in details, coming up with an impressive record of her subject's work. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER AND ALEXANDRA by Maggie Gee
Released: March 1, 1992

"An easy but flawed read."
One big theme is not enough for British writer Gee (Grace, 1989, etc.), who throws in concerns about the environment, millennial angst and cybernetic sex as the Christopher and Alexandra of the title learn, along with us, that life's no fairy tale. Read full book review >

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EDWARD AND ALEXANDRA by Richard Hough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 17, 1993

"An adulatory study of the British royal family before it became a soap opera. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Smooth but shallow dual biography of the king and queen who succeeded Victoria on the British throne, by Hough (coauthor, The Battle of Britain, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >