Search Results: "David Gilmour"


BOOK REVIEW

CURZON by David Gilmour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"Gilmour charts Curzon's life through success and failure, turning in a well-formed view of the late imperial era in the bargain. An outstanding biography of an important historical figure."
A magisterial life of the renowned British politician and empire-builder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A solid complement to Niall Ferguson's Empire (2003), Charles Allen's Soldier Sahibs (2001) and other recent work on British India."
Wide-ranging study of the handful of British civil servants who ruled the 300 million people of 19th-century South Asia, and who left "their impress as Rome did hers on Western Europe." Read full book review >

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SPARROW NIGHTS by David Gilmour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Pointless, aimless, joyless, fruitless, and flavorless."
A strange and lugubrious fifth novel by the Canadian Gilmour (How Boys See Girls, 1991, etc.), who offers an excruciating insight into the tormented psyche of a lonely older man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Provocative, if at times somewhat speciously argued."
British historian Gilmour (The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj, 2006, etc.) declares there's no such thing as Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A fascinating chronicle: Gilmour writes with the assurance of a seasoned scholar and the ease of a born storyteller."
The first official biography of Giuseppe Tomasi, prince of Lampedusa and author of The Leopard, recounted by British journalist (and family friend) Gilmour with an elegance and precision worthy of his subject. Read full book review >

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THE FILM CLUB by David Gilmour
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"Perfectly balanced recollections, brimming with pathos leavened by sardonic humor."
Moviegoing brings a father and son closer together in this dynamic memoir by Canadian novelist Gilmour (Sparrow Nights, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HOW BOYS SEE GIRLS by David Gilmour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"A darkly comic novel by a deft writer likely to do even better when he gives himself more elbowroom."
Sexual obsession for a younger woman narrated by a heavy- drinking, pill-popping, middle-aged Toronto speechwriter in a laconic, often funny, take-me-as-I-am-style. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Perhaps for professors and Byronophiles—otherwise, one to skip. (Illustrations)"
Ending this dual biography four years before the two great Romantic poets met—and then only briefly—British politician/author Gilmour (Riots, Risings, and Revolution, not reviewed) gives a well-meaning but unenlightening view of their youth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

"A lively and engaging string of benign adventures, then, with none of the harsh bite of violent reality."
A good-time memoir of life on the fringes of the New York mob, by the widow of a crony of Meyer Lansky's. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE DOG SAID by Randi Reisfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This dog tale will, nonetheless, appeal to animal lovers, who may 'hear' their pets' voices just as clearly. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A talking service-dog-in-training may relieve 13-year-old Grace's crushing grief after her father's death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Of profound importance to history—and certain to stir up nests of hornets."
Turkish historian Akçam capably refutes those who deny the Armenian genocide, who will probably not change their minds. Read full book review >