Search Results: "Anton La Guardia"


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UNHAPPY UNION by John Peet
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"For students of geopolitics and international economics, the case studies and implications are worth the price of admission."
Many evenhanded economics tomes are too polite to say it, so leave it to the always opinionated British "paper"—newsmagazine, that is—the Economist to underscore the fact that the euro is a result of a big question that occupied the Allied Powers in the late 1940s: "How to tame the German problem that had led to two world wars?" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2002

"Regrettably timely reading that also makes a welcome contribution to the literature of strife."
An excellent, balanced survey of the troubled relations between Middle East neighbors over the last half-century. Read full book review >

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NUMBERS by Anton Poitier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"This book will have babies and toddlers spinning the pages again and again. (Board book. 1-3)"
A genuinely clever new twist on standard board-book topics. Read full book review >

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THE UNDISCOVERED CHEKHOV by Anton Chekhov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Translator Constantine's fine Introduction makes the best possible case for accepting even what are, at their weakest, mere ephemera into the glorious Chekhov canon."
Early tales rescued from the periodicals where they appeared in the 1880s, when the pseudonymous "Antosha Chekhonte" became the sole support of his indigent family. Read full book review >

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DOLLY VARDON by Anton Holden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2013

"With clear-eyed candor, this biography brings a family's extraordinary matriarch to life."
Holden (Prince Valium, 1982) delves into his family's secrets in a sweeping, novelistic biography spanning continents and generations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2010

"Not for the scientifically disinclined, but readers who pay close attention will grasp a strange but fascinating scientific principle."
A complex but ultimately rewarding exploration of the weird world of quantum physics, which describes the behavior of atomic and subatomic particles. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2003

"Overall, there are better choices in this crowded field."
Disappointing account of the creation of a great work of art. Read full book review >

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THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS by Anton DiSclafani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"An unusually accomplished and nuanced coming-of-age drama."
DiSclafani's debut chronicles a teenager's life-changing year at an elite boarding school in the North Carolina mountains. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1994

"While scrupulously maintaining his documentary perspective, Gill reveals the conditions that generated those crucial concerns about art and politics with which contemporary societies—the free and the unfree—are still preoccupied."
In a vivid, detailed, and powerful depiction of political and cultural life in Berlin from before WW I to 1938, Gill (The Journey Back from Hell—not reviewed, etc.) conveys the passion, diversity, energy, as well as the waste, rage and alienation that inspired the art, the politics, and ultimately the Second World War. Read full book review >

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VIBRATIONS by Anton Delgado
NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 2010

"Intensely personal confession of a spiritual awakening."
One woman's personal encounters with the Holy Spirit. Read full book review >

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EROS, MAGIC, AND THE MURDER OF PROFESSOR CULIANU by Ted Anton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Murder, passion, and politics as the fascinating true story of one Romanian-born academic's postmodern rise and fall."
Blood in the ivory tower: a real-life thriller about postCold War espionage, an unsolved murder, and the occult. Read full book review >

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THE AFTER PARTY by Anton DiSclafani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A bit of a sophomore slump, but this talented newcomer's gifts for characterization and atmosphere are as sharp as ever."
In her tale of a fraught lifelong friendship, DiSclafani (The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, 2013) again investigates the power and perils of female sexuality.Read full book review >