Search Results: "Barry Strauss"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Strauss sharpens our image of three brilliant commanders and makes military history great fun."
Military historian Strauss (The Spartacus War, 2009, etc.) cleverly exposes the characters of three legendary leaders through the five stages of war: attack, resistance, clash, closing the net and knowing when to stop. Read full book review >

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THE SPARTACUS WAR by Barry Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"Graphic, adrenaline-pumping history."
A swift-moving, accessible chronicle of the insurgency against ancient Rome led by the charismatic slave leader Spartacus. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF CAESAR by Barry Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"Once again, Strauss takes us deep into the psyche of ancient history in an exciting, twisted tale that is sure to please."
Master historian Strauss (History and Classics/Cornell Univ.; Masters of Command: Hannibal, Alexander, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership, 2012, etc.) zeroes in on the few years surrounding Julius Caesar's assassination and delves into the strengths of the characters involved.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Strauss's reconstruction of the events of naval and classical history overflows with detail and writerly attention to a grand story."
First-rate military and political history, focusing on a critically important battle of the ancient past. Read full book review >

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ROWING AGAINST THE CURRENT by Barry S. Strauss
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"He does fine service to his sport in this memoir."
To be middle-aged and ghosting a scull through the early morning light of a Lake Cayuga dawn: that's where Strauss finds himself, a pilgrim of sorts, searching for a little self-affirmation. Read full book review >

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COLOR SONG by Victoria Strauss
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This combination of page-ripping plot and insight into the creative process is as rare and luminous as the color Strauss imagines. (Historical fantasy. 11 & up)"
A young novice escapes the confines of the convent to risk it all for her art. Read full book review >

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CHANG AND ENG by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

"Admirably researched, continuously absorbing, and very moving indeed."
An imposingly original first novel that focuses on unique historical figures: the eponymous Siamese twin brothers (1811-74) who endured opprobrium and despair, became international celebrities, married two American sisters, and fathered 21 children between them. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Bob Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A colorful story of relationships and how they change their participants' perspectives on love."
A renowned psychotherapist helps people find paths back to love and begins to search for his own fulfillment in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Neil Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Some readers may have no sympathy for the author, but he delivers an emotionally charged, provocative memoir of a man learning to confront his sexual demons."
Rolling Stone scribe and infamous Lothario Strauss (Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness, 2011, etc.) chronicles a lascivious seesaw battle between monogamy and debauchery. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWISE by Elle Strauss
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Readers who 'trip' back in time with Casey will wish they could stay longer in her strangely relatable place."
In Strauss' debut novel, Casey Donavan must deal with all the average problems of the average, modern teenage girl: body image issues, mean girls at school, an impossible crush—and spontaneous time travel. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT SHIMMY by Gwen Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A subtle and perceptive treatment of a familiar theme, with an unusually harmonious melding of text and art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The gifted author of Trail of Stones (1990), a series of searching psychological portraits in verse of familiar folkloric characters, portrays a painfully shy boy. Read full book review >