Search Results: "Charles London"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A lively biography and an interesting lens through which to see a venerated author. (source notes, bibliography, author's note, index) (Nonfiction 10-14)"
A well-researched biography explores how Charles Dickens used his stories to effect social change for London's most destitute children. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Peter Ackroyd
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"Somewhat rarefied, but a splendid tribute to the great metropolis."
An impressionistic history of England's capital city, by British novelist/biographer Ackroyd (The Plato Papers, 2000, etc.), who knows his subject well and writes about it with considerable passion. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Francis Sheppard
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Scholarly and meticulously researched, Sheppard's excursion through London history has the engaging quality of a walking tour given by a guide with an infectious love of his subject."
By freelancer Sheppard, a leading London historian, a fascinating narrative of that city'as growth from a Roman provincial encampment to a modem world metropolis, From its beginnings in 53 a.d., London was an important provincial center, and it became the focus of the revolt of Boudicaa, the Celtic queen who led a sanguinary uprising against the Romans in 60 a.d. and burned the fledgling city to the ground. Read full book review >

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LONDON by Edward Rutherfurd
Released: June 1, 1997

"Still, this is a vigorous, colorful narrative, a pleasant if unsurprising entertainment."
Rutherfurd, having celebrated at some length the growth of an English cathedral town (Sarum, 1987) and the turbulent history of Russia (Russka, 1991), offers a massive survey in fictional form of London's long history. Read full book review >

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LONDON by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2004

"Not rah-rah enough for the tourist trade, and too sketchy for the armchair traveler."
British biographer and novelist Wilson (The Victorians, 2003, etc.) briskly recaps London's evolution from Roman outpost to multicultural metropolis. Read full book review >

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LONDON by John Russell
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Russell for the most part offers the armchair traveler and the inquiring mind alike five-star service. (183 illustrations, 86 in color) (Book-of-the-Month Club dividend selection)"
An elegantly idiosyncratic, leisurely and—at its most successful—revealing stroll through London's highways and byways that transcends the coffee-table genre. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"An elegantly composed work about Jewish identity that yields enormous insight from direct, simple questions."
An intimate journey of discovery throughout the Jewish Diaspora. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Searing and heartbreaking."
Eye-opening exposé on the permanently scarred children of war in "situations where violence and hardship are the norm." Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >