Search Results: "Dayn Perry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"A provocative portrait sure to win as many fans and detractors as its red-hot subject."
A well-rounded treatment of one of baseball's most celebrated and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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THE DESCENT OF MAN by Grayson  Perry
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 30, 2017

"A gender-studies primer that translates academic jargon into conversational argument."
It's a man's world, and we're all the worse for it, according to this concise survey of gender issues and challenges. Read full book review >

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UPPER KING STREET by Valerie Perry
Released: June 10, 2011

"A character-driven tale that will appeal to readers interested in the fine arts and the subtleties of social relations."
An art gallery owner and a preservation contractor navigate personal entanglements and their attraction to each other in a novel of modern sensibilities. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A book that does much to explain quirks of foreign policy, providing a military context for them—and one that makes one wonder who's really in charge."
Why have we been in Afghanistan twice as long as the Soviets? Why did Saddam Hussein reign for a dozen more years after defeat in the Persian Gulf War? This study of the clash of military and civilian cultures goes a long way toward answering such questions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Just when historical sideroads and blow-by-blow battle depictions threaten to swamp readers, Perry veers back to Oates and Chamberlain, the twin Everymen of his satisfying, wide-lens perspective on history. (16 b&w photos not seen) (History Book Club main selection; author tour)"
Focusing on two Civil War heroes who commanded opposing regiments at Gettysburg, this dual biography forges an expansive, dramatic, highly readable history of the generation that came of age during that fateful conflict. Read full book review >

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SEVEN DIALS by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Indefatigable Perry forgets a cardinal rule: Even if the fate of nations depends on their characters, novelists first need to make readers care about them as people."
The case seems open and shut. Read full book review >

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A DISH TAKEN COLD by Anne Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"20 historical hindsight to make it a dish best gulped in a sitting—or sent back to the kitchen."
The second in Carroll & Graf's series of vest-pocket fiction for publisher Otto Penzler (following Ed McBain's Driving Lessons, p. 838) unfurls an anecdote of condign revenge for the strongest reason of all. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MONEY by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"You'll like it that way."
Jane Whitefield usually makes people disappear (The Face-Changers, 1998, etc.), but this time it's money: mob money that prompts La Cosa Nostra to chase Native American Jane all over the country in a terrifically plotted nail-biter. Read full book review >

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A DANGEROUS MOURNING by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Repetitive emphasis on women's sorry lot in Victorian England is a minor irritant in what is nevertheless a richly textured, masterfully plotted, thoroughly enjoyable story."
Perry's Victorian era Police Inspector William Monk (The Face of a Stranger, etc.) plays second fiddle here to Hester Latterly, the plain, outspoken nurse whose experiences in the Crimea bloodbath have hardened her against the hypocrisies of London society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE by Anne Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The parchment that's been so contested, along with two others equally sought, turns out to be something priceless, inspiring, and not at all likely to disturb any readers of this extended greeting card who keep Christmas."
Perry's 14th helping of seasonal warmth and crime (Revenge in a Cold River, 2016, etc.) is more stripped-down and elemental than ever, maybe because its Holy Land setting casts such a spell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Perry views his 'functionalist' approach to education as a part of what needs to be done for the country to succeed. Many of his arguments are controversial, but they are crucial to the debate."
A leading agitator for reform of the American school system outlines what needs to be done now, and why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAS IT A RAT I SAW? by Sue Perry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1992

"Goodness knows why."
First novel in which the identity of a brutal academic murderer lies locked in the surgically separated cerebral hemispheres of a rock musician. Read full book review >