Search Results: "Andrew Nagorski"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Serviceable but lackluster account."
An examination of what was indeed the greatest battle, numerically and perhaps otherwise, in history. Read full book review >

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LAST STOP VIENNA by Andrew Nagorski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The history and thoroughly believable up-and-down career of an early Nazi fall victim to a strange 'what if?' anticlimax. (For another fictional rendering of Hitler's 'love' affair with the gorgeous Geli, see Ron Hansen's Hitler's Niece, 1999.)"
An early Brownshirt gets involved with Hitler's niece and alters the course of history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"An engrossing study of the times made more fascinating and incredible in retrospect."
A contextually rich look at the buildup of Nazi power, revealing the feebleness of Americans' assessment of the future danger. Read full book review >

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THE NAZI HUNTERS by Andrew Nagorski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"Packed with the tangled, riveting detail of the many cases, this is more sensational reading than astute legal analysis—but absorbing nonetheless."
A detailed look at the grim work of tracking Nazis over the decades since World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 1993

"Savvy perspectives on Mitteleuropa's keystone states at critical historical junctures."
A solid report on how three Eastern European nations are faring in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DRAWS by David McPhail
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young boy discovers he can work magic with his drawings. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JOHNSON by Annette Gordon-Reed
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Gordon-Reed incorporates views by Johnson's other biographers to create a fleshed-out, many-sided portrait."
A fair-minded, toned-down portrait of a deeply problematic president who could not rise to the country's challenge after the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"One happy and spirited object lesson in what tenacity can bring. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
A well-told tale of a young filmmaker's progress. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by H.W. Brands
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"Brands illuminates the life of an American original while shedding light on such matters as the conquest of Texas and the origins of the Civil War. A pleasure for history buffs."
Industrial-strength historian Brands (Lone Star Nation, 2004, etc.), prolific in the Ambrose-McCullough vein, turns his attention to oft-overlooked Old Hickory. Read full book review >

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ANDREW WYETH by Richard Meryman
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 1, 1991

"Excellent color reproductions with full citations; b&w photos; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Read full book review >

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ANDREW CARNEGIE by David Nasaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A complex man of parts, then, not all of them good. Nasaw (The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst, 2000) does brilliant work in bringing the man to life."
Robber baron? Capitalist butcher? Angel? Industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie has been many things to many people, and in this grand biography, he's all of them. Read full book review >

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ANDREW JACKSON by Sean Wilentz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A worthy introduction to the Age of Jackson, now receiving increased attention from historians."
Old Hickory was a man of actions, not ideas—but a better president than past historians have held. Read full book review >