Search Results: "David Cannadine"


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THE RISE AND FALL OF CLASS IN BRITAIN by David Cannadine
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"Thankfully, his enlightening book is neither."
An original contribution to an old topic. Read full book review >

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VICTORIOUS CENTURY by David Cannadine
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"Dense but satisfying history of a time when 'Britons were prodigiously energetic, industrious and creative, even as they were also in many ways a flawed and fallible people.'"
The acclaimed British historian meticulously traces every aspect of Britain from the Act of Union (with Ireland) in 1800 until the 1906 landslide by the Liberal Party. Read full book review >

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Released: April 26, 1993

A well-written if not wholly successful effort to revive the reputation of G.M. Trevelyan as a historian. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2013

"A generally persuasive, impassioned book-length essay. While his conclusions (and language) sometimes grow repetitive, they nonetheless serve to underscore at every turn an incisive argument buttressed by millennia of evidence."
Historian and editor Cannadine (History/Princeton Univ.; Mellon, 2006, etc.) constructs a stirring critique of history that questions conventional approaches to narrating the human chronicle. Read full book review >

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MELLON by David Cannadine
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2006

"Grand successes and epic failures, engrossingly recounted."
Lavish, multifaceted portrait of the early-20th-century American business titan, emphasizing the man rather than the money. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A controversial work that is sure to spark debate—and a painstaking and temperate argument, written with a good command of the facts and a remarkable sense of proportion."
A fresh perspective on British history, in which Cannadine (The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain, 1999, etc.) argues against racial interpretations of colonialism and maintains that the British Empire was sustained by a universal respect for social class. Read full book review >

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HISTORY IN OUR TIME by David Cannadine
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Entertaining and enlightening."
Short, occasional pieces that are best ingested in small bites. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2003

"A few stale chocolates in an otherwise luscious sampler."
Veteran English historian Cannadine (Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire, 2001, etc.) ranges freely over an eclectic selection of topics, from the design of the palace of Westminster to the differences between the cinematic and literary versions of James Bond—and, yes, the legendary PM and Nobel laureate somehow figures in them all. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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