Search Results: "Christopher Hibbert"


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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1994

"The carefully composed scenes are spare and powerful; though the telling is unremarkable, the art speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of Reprobus, the huge man who came to be known as Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A useful introduction to a complex, powerful figure. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The prolific Hibbert (Nelson: A Personal History, 1994, etc.) offers a lively if unsurprising portrait of a contentious hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Without this information, Hibbert can't escape the besetting vice of much narrative history—that it so often seems like just one cursed thing after another. (Eight-page photo insert)"
A rollicking, if not always enlightening, narrative history of the English Civil War, by the prolific Hibbert (The American Revolution through British Eyes, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE BORGIAS AND THEIR ENEMIES by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Knowledgable but not particularly compelling."
Ill-focused, overstuffed portrait of the powerful Pope Alexander VI and his ambitious children, by prolific British historian Hibbert (Napoleon, His Wives and Women, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 1991

"A sharply observed biography that catches Elizabeth in all her complexity, but without a coherent vision of her character. (Sixty color and b&w illustrations.)"
A portrait of England's Queen Bess (1533-1603), which, despite its author's considerable storytelling skills, fails to demonstrate that she was central to England's ``golden age''-and fails to explain her character plausibly. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"For students of military history and tactics, this is a modest addition to the huge library devoted to Napoleon. But for general readers, it's a pleasure, full of well-chosen information and juicy anecdotes."
The Little Corporal goes love-happy and receives little but scorn for his troubles. Read full book review >

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NELSON by Christopher Hibbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"To understand what made Nelson different from his contemporaries, one will have to read elsewhere."
A lively but incomplete biography of Admiral Nelson that keeps most strategy below decks and instead concentrates on one of the more celebrated adulteries in history. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Charlotte Yue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bibliography; children's books for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
An incisive look at the tools, knowledge, and personal qualities that made Columbus's first voyage possible. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER UNBORN by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1989

"Fuentes, sometimes too erudite for his own good, gets it together here—developing an inventive literary conceit into a multilayered meditation on the plight of contemporary Mexico."
A postmodern extravaganza narrated by a fetus: his conception on Twelfth Night begins the book and his birth on Columbus Day ends it, and in between those two events is a feast of language concerning a despoiled Mexico. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COUNTING by Valeri Gorbachev
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Gorbachev's terrifically detailed illustrations, in watercolor and pen-and-ink, greatly enhance the simple, straightforward story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning about numbers opens a world of discovery for a curious rabbit. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The tepidness of the tale begs comparison to more vigorous mice of yore, and rather than purchasing this offering, libraries will find themselves better served by replacement copies of A Cricket in Times Square. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Christopher is a white mouse, born either for the pet shop or the laboratory, so when he's sold to a pet shop, and then to the ideal boy, he feels fortunate. Read full book review >