Search Results: "Christopher Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Superbly written, Hill's account throws light on a crucial epoch in English history, one that was to have a profound influence on American attitudes."
Renowned English historian Hill (The English Bible and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution, 1993, etc.) uses popular literature and ballads to shape a stimulating critique of the concept of liberty in 17th-century England's struggle between king and Parliament. Read full book review >

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OUTPOST by Christopher Hill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A must for anyone contemplating a Foreign Service career and for general readers looking for insight into diplomacy conducted at the highest levels."
The dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver reflects on his more than 30 years in America's Foreign Service. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Not for the casual reader, but a gold mine for history students and those interested in the Puritan origins of the US."
The impact of the Bible on England's experiment as a republic, charted expertly by one of the leading historians of the period. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GOD PARTICLE by Leon Lederman
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Some concepts in physics (string theory is another) are difficult to explain to general readers, but Lederman and Hill make a noble effort, and those who obey their frequent suggestions to re-read may find it worth the effort."
An energetic follow-up to The God Particle (1993), Nobel laureate Lederman's fine overview of particle physics. This time, Lederman is assisted by theoretical physicist Hill; the two co-authored Quantum Physics for Poets (2011) and Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe (2004). Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

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SHAMOO by Ros Hill
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tongues will definitely mooooove into cheeks for this going-away-then-coming-back tale. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Holstein meets Humpback in this offbeat take on a familiar theme. Read full book review >

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MISS MOON by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Enchanting for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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ON THE RUN by Gregg Hill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Stephen King couldn't have made up this tale of a father's savagery and its god-awful toll."
A raw-boned, horror-strewn account of life with a drug-addicted mobster father, written in alternating voices by his two children. Read full book review >

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DEPARTMENT 19 by Will Hill
Released: April 1, 2011

"They'll be so happy these vampires don't sparkle they'll forgive the novel's excesses and keep flipping the pages to the next splatter-fest—and then they'll demand the sequel. (Horror. 14 & up)"
If the elevator pitch for this book wasn't "Dracula meets James Bond," it was pretty close. Read full book review >