Search Results: "Anne Sebba"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"A conscientious undertaking that offers plenty of food for thought."
The eventful life of Winston Churchill's mother, recounted by a writer who has penned similar tomes on Mother Teresa and Laura Ashley. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2012

"Salacious and consuming, this well-researched biography will appeal to readers interested in British political and women's history."
An in-depth biography of the notorious Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, the American divorcée whose marriage to King Edward VIII cost him the throne. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Despite the gossipy bits, the research is impressive, and Sebba offers balance to the plethora of war histories featuring the roles of men. The book has ample material for lively discussion in women's studies classes."
An extensively researched cultural history of Paris from 1939 to 1949, covering events leading to the fall of Paris, its occupation by the Nazis, and the early postwar years. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Anne Sebba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Finally, Sebba dares to ask why Mother Teresa has been so lionized in the West, suggesting that her apotheosis has much to do with assuaging white guilt for India's grinding poverty."
This surprisingly nuanced biography of the international icon of humanitarianism neither shies away from nor revels in controversy. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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ANNE & HENRY by Dawn Ius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Clever and compelling storytelling from a promising writer. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are reimagined as private school hooligans (of course). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A graceful tribute and a touching act of gratitude."
An articulate statement of the enduring power of Anne Frank's original work joined with a brief biography, an analysis of the 1955 play and 1959 film based on the diary, some attacks on Holocaust deniers and a few thoughts on approaches to teaching the work. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Josephine Poole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2005

"But her story was just beginning.' (chronology, author's note, Web site) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Poole introduces Anne Frank, one of the most recognizable figures of Holocaust history, to younger audiences in this picture-book biography written in succinct and candid language. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A necessary purchase. (glossary, maps) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Her diary, a Broadway play, a movie and countless books about Anne have brought her to life for every generation after World War II. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Melissa Müller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"An invaluable complement to an immortal testimony."
Anne Frank, before and after the diary, with many new details and a fresh, welcome perspective. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Gene Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Brief glossary and bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
In ``The Library of Famous Women'' series, an easily read biography with enough historical data to provide a clear context and many photos of people, places, and events. Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Willy Lindwer
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"Anne Frank would have been 63 this year; Lindwer's invaluable effort picks up where the diary of the century leaves off."
An enlightening, harrowing set of first-person narratives by six women who knew Anne Frank before the war and during her final hellish months in German extermination camps. Read full book review >