Search Results: "Anthony Everitt"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Clear, concise, well-researched and reasonable—a sensible, healthful lunch rather than a Roman banquet."
On balance, the 44-year reign of Caesar Augustus (63 b.c.-a.d. 14) had positive effects on Rome and its population. Unless . . . Read full book review >

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THE RISE OF ATHENS by Anthony Everitt
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Nearly 500 pages of names, plots, betrayals, battles, and murders may be more than some readers want to know about ancient Greece, but Everitt keeps the action moving, making this a worthy alternative to the classic doorstop, Will Durant's The Life of Greece (1939)."
A thick, lively popular history that tells a complex story without dumbing it down or devoting more than a modest effort to distinguishing fact from myth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city's 500-year rise to empire."
Far less documented than its glory years, Rome's early period receives a capable account from historian Everitt (Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BEST by Davene Fahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A worthy topic but no more than a discussion starter, as it's too bland to make much of an impression on its own. (afterword, with URLs) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An earnestly lifeless infodump featuring a child with a spectrum disorder who occasionally misbehaves but, mirabile dictu, can play piano like a pro. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BLUNT by Miranda Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many books recount Blunt's espionage; this one is a complete biography that does him justice. (16 illustrations)"
British journalist Carter limns the complex life and fascinating times of the eminent art historian best known for being exposed in 1979 as a former Soviet spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"For those who read Trollope for pleasure or from curiosity, in comfortable chairs without taking notes. (Fifty photographs.)"
English literary biographer Glendinning (Rebecca West, 1987, etc.) claims here that she has ``never been so happy researching and writing any book''—a pleasure she conveys to the reader in this first life of Trollope by a woman, and first popular biography of the recent, primarily scholarly, Trollope revival (e.g., N. John Hall's Trollope, 1991—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ANTHONY POWELL by Michael Barber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2004

"Amazingly dull for such a relatively short text concerning a group of brilliant artists during a lively cultural period."
Dreary biography of the writer best known for his 12-novel sequence, A Dance to the Music of Time. Read full book review >

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BIG ANTHONY by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This cheerful addition to the dePaola canon has plenty of Italian words to roll off the tongue, and abundant, limpid colors to delight the eye. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The followers of Strega Nona and her consistently befuddled sidekick Big Anthony now have his "biography" from birth to that fateful meeting on a hill in Calabria. Read full book review >

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ANTHONY BURGESS by Roger Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2004

"Trenchant and dogged, expunging the biographer of a 20-year anxiety of influence."
Loquacious portraitist Lewis (The Real Life of Laurence Olivier, 1997, etc.) leaves no stone unturned in his obsessive and hardly sympathetic life of the tortured author of A Clockwork Orange. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 5, 1988

"Bibliography of sources; index; selections from the Fugitive Slave Act."
Part history, part fictionalized narrative: the story of a runaway slave who was returned from Boston to his master in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Read full book review >