Search Results: "Angela Bourke"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An impressive portrait—but with blank spots another biographer must one day fill in. (8 pp. b&w photos)"
Oddly incomplete biography of the New Yorker writer whose mysterious late-life madness sent her homeless into the streets she had written about for years with grace and precision. Read full book review >

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BY SALT WATER by Angela Bourke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"More brief slices of life than well-rounded stories, but, still, these tales leave the reader dreaming of chilly coastal winters and warm cups of tea."
Seventeen engaging tales of love, loss, and redemption with a charming Irish lilt, in a first collection by the 1992 winner of the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING OF BRIDGET CLEARY by Angela Bourke
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2000

"Impressive scholarship applied to a fascinating episode."
A riveting account of a horrific murder in 19th-century Ireland that is also a scholarly analysis of culture, politics, religion, and mythology. Read full book review >

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EYE SPY by Linda Bourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

A cleverly designed book with a single letter plus four square illustrations across each double spread. Read full book review >

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MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST A LIFETIME by Kevin Bourke
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"Invaluable for anyone with an interest in preserving capital over the long term."
An eminently readable, authoritative little book that offers sensible advice about major financial decisions. Read full book review >

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RAPE by Joanna Bourke
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Provocative and challenging."
Dense, scholarly examination of the nature of rape as it has been experienced and perceived in the United States, Great Britain and Australia from the mid 19th century to the present. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A gut-wrenching, encyclopedic account of the obvious. (Photos, not seen)"
Bourke, a Professor of History at Birbeck College, offers an overwrought and overanalyzed look at the supposed attempt to separate killing from warfare in the 20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Historians and philosophers may be engaged, but this is much too weighty for casual readers."
A scholarly look at more than two centuries of varying interpretations of what it means to be human. Read full book review >

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YESTERDAY'S DEAD by Pat Bourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"A gripping depiction of a tragic epidemic and the sometimes heroic responses of those affected. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
As the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918 in Toronto reaches epidemic proportion, the local newspapers run lengthy lists of "yesterday's dead," a chilling backdrop to 13-year-old maidservant Meredith's personal struggle as the disease ravages the household where she works. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF PAIN by Joanna Bourke
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Bourke has done a fine job of detailing the story of pain and the folly it reveals. Sadly, the folly has not gone away."
A scholarly treatise on how pain and those who suffer from it have been regarded over the past three centuries in the Western world. Read full book review >

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DEEP VIOLENCE by Joanna Bourke
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"A thoughtful but sometimes overly academic consideration of why thousands of people are, or should be, marching in the streets."
A dense treatise on the evil that men do to one another in the name of war. Read full book review >

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Released: July 2, 2010

"An entertaining read but 20 years too late."
A behind-the-scenes look at the rise and eventual plateauing of Novell, one of the stars of the microcomputing era. Read full book review >