Search Results: "David Stafford"


BOOK REVIEW

DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good stuff for le Carré fans."
British historian Stafford (Roosevelt and Churchill, 2000, etc.) casts a revealing torchlight on an obscure and odd episode in the Cold War espionage game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2001

"At its most successful, a book for buffs."
An intelligence expert's look at British spying during WWII. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL AND SECRET SERVICE by David Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"A first-rate and, what is more remarkable, an original contribution to Churchilliana, of sure interest to students of Churchill, modern history, or military intelligence. (25 b&w photos)"
Former diplomat Stafford compellingly tells the fateful story of Winston Churchill's lifelong obsession with intelligence and secret warfare, which had both trivial and large-scale consequences for the British from the Boer War through the 1950s. Read full book review >

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ROOSEVELT AND CHURCHILL by David Stafford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A swift, well-documented assessment of the relationship's 'volatile mix of friendship, rivalry and resentment.' (13 b&w photos)"
A behind-the-scenes analysis of the relationship between a president and a prime minister—"a powerful personal link that bridged the Atlantic and helped win the war." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Drawing on the memoirs of participants—from Nazi test pilots to concentration-camp inmates—and on an impressive body of historical work, Stafford delivers a useful survey of a transformative time."
Hitler's death did not end the war in Europe in 1945. Instead, as diplomat-historian Stafford (Ten Days to D-Day: Citizens and Soldiers on the Eve of the Invasion, 2004, etc.) writes, the fighting dragged on for three more momentous months, during which Europe was reshaped. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 2004

"A strong contribution to the literature of WWII, from an accomplished student of the era."
A well-conceived study of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy in 1944, focusing on the more or less ordinary people who participated in that great battle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

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DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

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Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

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DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >