Search Results: "Dominic Sandbrook"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2004

"A worthy reexamination of the politician whom many remember fondly today—yet who is still likened to Harold Stassen as a born loser."
Thoughtful biography of the quintessential American liberal who, toward the end of his political career, was "challenging the very premises of the liberalism that he had himself championed." Read full book review >

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DOMINIC by Kathleen Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"It all moves along at a lively clip."
A fourth-century A.D. young dwarf narrates his adventures— some fairly hideous—here and there within the disintegrating Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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DOMINIC by William Steig
Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"To know Dominic is to share his high spirits, and the clean perfection of Steig's prose enlarges the pleasure."
Dominic, a lively and expansive hound, leaves home to see more of the world and is soon engaged in a series of wide open encounters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2011

"The author's frequent allusions to the era's films, TV shows, books and music lend color and context to an already penetrating and evenhanded political analysis."
A British historian revisits the politics and culture of a miserable American decade. Read full book review >

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SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A satisfying sugarplum for holiday story times with a wide range of children, from preschoolers through second graders. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Original Christmas stories don't grow on pine trees, but this story of Papa, Mama, and Baby (Polar) Bear trying out the food, chairs, and bed in a cozy cottage at the North Pole strikes a balance that is just right. Read full book review >

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MR. BASSET PLAYS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The large size of the soft, bright illustrations and the clear design make this a good choice for sharing with friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wealthy, serious businessdog Mr. Basset learns the value of friends and play in this humorous cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"This is a beautiful, patient, and timeless book, one that builds upon centuries and shows how the smallest choices—like the chosen mix for yellow paint—can be the definitive markings of an entire life."
Smith's latest novel (Bright and Distant Shores, 2011, etc.) is a rich and detailed story that connects a 17th-century Dutch painting to its 20th-century American owner and the lonely but fervent art student who makes the life-changing decision to forge it.Read full book review >

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THE END OF TSARIST RUSSIA by Dominic Lieven
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A Russian scholar opens up new, even startling historical connections."
Fresh research at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow (since closed) yields an insightful new look at Russia's pivotal role in the making of World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Colorfully reported, not so carefully reasoned."
A British journalist's tales of world-wide misery caused by America's blundering response to 9/11. Read full book review >

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LYING CRYING DYING by Dominic Martell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Unlovable lovers by any respectable standard, but Martell (as Sam Reaves: Get What's Coming, 1995, etc.) is a skilled enough storyteller to con you into caring about them."
Antiheroes by the dozens in this deft, dark tale of terrorists, counterterrorists, and those who use them. Read full book review >

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THE RIGHT WAY TO LOSE A WAR by Dominic Tierney
NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tierney is clearly not optimistic about real change in the near future, but his useful book's coda offers some interesting long-term strategies to avoid endless war in the future."
A manifesto that offers alternative stratagems to waging war in a changing geopolitical landscape. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT AND DISTANT SHORES by Dominic Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Beautifully researched and ripe with symbolism—an enthralling narrative peopled by characters both exotic and real."
Written with extraordinary literary grace, Smith's (The Beautiful Miscellaneous, 2007, etc.) third novel gleams as a gem of evocative historical fiction. Read full book review >