Search Results: "Christopher de Bellaigue"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2010

"A tortuous, somewhat discombobulated tapestry of research and experience."
A brave investigation into the buried history of Armenian massacre and Kurdish violence in a small Turkish village. Read full book review >

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THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAN by Christopher de Bellaigue
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"In other words, the line is hard because we have hardened it. A provocative view of a defiant nation and its foes."
Does Iran deserve a role in the Axis of Evil? To judge by this book, probably not, no matter what the current headlines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A nonscholarly work that lay readers will find especially engaging."
A pertinent study of how the Islamic world played quick catch-up to the West over the course of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"A pleasing combination of intriguing local color and cultural and historical depth."
Economist Tehran correspondent De Bellaigue (Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town, 2010, etc.) uses plenty of local insight to provide general readers with an intriguing combination of biography, history and strategic study. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"A welcome, illuminating peak behind the 21st century's equivalent of the Iron Curtain."
An Anglo-French journalist married to an Iranian woman attempts to reconcile the joys of his adopted land with its grim cruelty. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN LADY by Caroline  de Margerie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"Entertaining story of a dynamic literary woman who sparked a fascinating life from the changing currents of the age."
An engagingly restrained portrait of an aristocratic woman whose marriages propelled her post-World War II political reach and literary accomplishments. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Savaged in its time for its unblinking portrait of an army destroyed piece by piece, this account should interest military historians greatly."
A long-neglected memoir of the Russian campaign, first published four years after its protagonist's death. Read full book review >

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MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS by Christopher  de Hamel
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A rare, erudite, and delightfully entertaining history."
A palaeographer's fascinating investigation of medieval culture. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN'S TENT by Tom De Haven
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Bing's few black-and-white illustrations add a sense of menace to the story, an incredible and entertaining adventure that never falters in its realistic portrayal of young people, with all their flaws and strengths in focus. (Fiction. 12+)"
De Haven (for adults, Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies, p. 549, etc.) makes a quirky gang of New Jersey rock and rollers the unlikely heroes of this hilarious adventure. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Somewhere, Mary Poppins is gagging."
Treacly boluses of inspiration, some previously published in Reader's Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not suited to being a child's first Aesop, but likely to be the one he or she lingers over longest. (Picture book/folktales. 5-10)"
Relegating the actual texts of 21 fables to an appendix, Wormell presents a suite of full-page color woodcuts to illustrate them, captioned with titles and morals alone, and printed on buttery paper that really sets off the strong lines and gorgeous hues. Read full book review >