Search Results: "Desmond Seward"


BOOK REVIEW

DESMOND by Ulysses G. Dietz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"And breathe easy, Anne."
A first novel (subtitled A Novel About Love and the Modern Vampire), that hopes to redefine vampire lore by creating an immortal whose life is dominated by human desires and problems. Read full book review >

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SEWARD by Walter Stahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A thorough, refreshing biography by an independent-minded historian."
A sympathetic, evenhanded reappraisal of President Lincoln's secretary of state as a statesman who practiced effective preventive strategies. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"An attractive account of a complex and significant period in English history. (8 pages color illustrations, b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Seward (Metternich, 1991, etc.) retells the story of England's 15th-century dynastic struggles by focusing on five of its most colorful protagonists. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WHITE ROSE by Desmond Seward
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"A fresh look at a well-worn field of study, appropriate for general readers."
The Tudors have been written about ad nauseam, but historian Seward (Eugenie: The Empress and Her Empire, 2004, etc.) opens another branch of study harkening back to their beginnings at the Battle of Bosworth of 1485. Read full book review >

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METTERNICH by Desmond Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Timely but tepid, at times merely a patchwork of quotations, but nonetheless highlighting a powerful and controversial presence in the tapestry of modern Europe, still being woven today. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A slender review of the career of Austrian archconservative Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859), whose vision of a Europe united became a reality briefly during the decade 1810-20, from prolific English historian Seward (Henry V, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 26, 1989

An intriguing comparison by Seward (Henry V, Napoleon's Family, etc.) of the lives, careers, and legacies of two of history's most flagrant tyrants. Read full book review >

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CARAVAGGIO by Desmond Seward
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Given the glaring lack of historical data, Seward does a fine job of piecing together circumstantial evidence of the painter's turbulent life, while skillful juxtaposition of Caravaggio's personal narrative and art illuminates the origins of his dramatic style.(16 color illustrations, not seen)"
Seward, a renowned British historian (The Wars of the Roses, 1995, etc.), sets out to reassemble the shadowy life of the 17th-century Italian chiaroscuro master Michelangelo de Caravaggio. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON'S BROOD by Desmond Seward
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Seward is a good author to turn to for ease in reading history; his writing style is quick, vibrant and delightfully pithy in its simplicity of phrase."
Historian Seward (The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors, 2014) again serves up a neat, clear view of an English dynasty—this time, the Plantagenets. Read full book review >

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DESMOND AND THE NAUGHTYBUGS by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A lighthearted look at bad behavior with the most understanding parents in the world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Desmond is usually a well-behaved little boy—that is, until his house undergoes an infestation of the Naughtybugs. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD by John M. Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"An orthodox but sensible treatment of a dedicated politician- statesman who was sometimes too clever and complex for his own good. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. Read full book review >

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VIOLA DESMOND WON'T BE BUDGED! by Jody Nyasha Warner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An historical note with a couple of bibliographic citations offers more background. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In 1946 Nova Scotia, Viola Desmond thought to pass an afternoon at the movies while waiting for her car to be repaired. Read full book review >

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DESMOND PUCKET AND THE MOUNTAIN FULL OF MONSTERS by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The icing on the exploding birthday cake are the many pages from Desmond's notebook with instructions on duplicating his scary successes. (Humor. 8-11)"
Will monster maven Desmond Pucket get to ride the awesome, animatronic-enhanced Mountain Full of Monsters roller coaster with dreamy Tina Schimsky? Read full book review >