Search Results: "Antony Penrose"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO BIT PICASSO by Antony Penrose
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2011

"Though certainly not a systematic overview of Picasso's life and career, this intimate, child's-eye view serves up a winning glimpse of the artist's personality and unparalleled creative breadth. (glossary, thumbnail bios) (Memoir. 8-10)"
"Picasso was great fun to play with. He liked to romp around on the floor and have pretend bullfights. His tweed jacket was nice and scratchy. He smelled good too. He smelled of cologne and French tobacco." Read full book review >

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ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by Colleen McCullough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Outsized personages richly recast against a convincing backdrop will keep readers riveted throughout Antony's slow unraveling and ultimate sacrifice, and Octavian's methodical ascent."
The latest volume in McCullough's ancient Rome series tracks Antony's precarious alliances with his lover, Cleopatra, and his nemesis, Octavian. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"Preston ably conveys her admiration for the Egyptian queen."
Historian Preston (Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, 2005, etc.) casts Cleopatra as the fulcrum of power in the one of the world's first power couples. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2011

"A controversial but intriguing theory that will challenge readers but is well worth the effort."
Award-winning physicist Penrose (The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, 2006, etc.) challenges current theoretical models of the Big Bang. Read full book review >

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THE LARGE, THE SMALL AND THE HUMAN MIND by Roger Penrose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Penrose pushes the available analytical tools to the limit, and the result is far from light reading, but those willing to think hard about fundamental questions of mind and matter will find this discussion provocative and rewarding."
Lectures by a renowned mathematician and physicist on the connections of relativity and quantum theory (the science of the very large and the very small), with an eye to understanding the nature of the mind. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A challenging examination of a central problem of modern philosophy, with no final answers but plenty of food for thought. (76 line drawings) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
A leading critic of artificial intelligence research returns to the attack, attempting to lay the groundwork for an analysis of the true nature of intelligence. Read full book review >

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I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG IDEA by Antony Archdeacon
Released: July 22, 2008

"A light, entertaining novel about greed, marital love and the inexplicable desire for solitude."
In Archdeacon's debut novel, a 58-year-old millionaire and member of the Queen's Counsel sells his house and belongings in an attempt to begin a new life alone while his wife is away. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF BERLIN 1945 by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2002

"Richly detailed, gracefully written: a wrenching reminder that evil wears a human face. (16 maps, 49 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
"Few things reveal more about political leaders and their systems than the manner of their downfall," states military historian Beevor (Stalingrad, not reviewed, etc.), a sturdy thesis abundantly supported in his chronicle of the Third Reich's last days. Read full book review >

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STALINGRAD by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"A painstakingly thorough study that will become a standard work on the battle of Stalingrad. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/History Book Club main selection)"
From independent historian Beevor (coauthor, Paris After the Liberation, 1994, etc.), a meticulously researched and gripping account of the horrific battle that culminated in the collapse of Adolf Hitler's blitzkrieg offensive in Russia, and ultimately ordained German defeat in WWII. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Simple yet funny enough for multiple readings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The essential words are right in the title—and somehow forgotten by all but one of the animals offered a selection of brightly colored doughnuts. Read full book review >