Search Results: "Elia Kazan"


BOOK REVIEW

BEYOND THE AEGEAN by Elia Kazan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1994

"Yet the faltering storyline and Stavros's loss of authority result in a work that, despite powerful set pieces, generates more heat than light."
Think of it as ``War and Commerce.'' In this sprawling third installment in film director Kazan's story of Stavros Topouzoglou, following America America (1962) and The Anatolian (1982), rug merchant Stavros finds business opportunities in the 1919 Greek invasion of Anatolia and war with Turkey. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED LETTERS OF ELIA KAZAN by Albert J. Devlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"An impressive work of scholarship, this collection offers a sweeping look at 60 years of American popular culture and an intimate portrait of one complex man whirling at its center."
An engrossing collection chronicles the acclaimed director's life and work. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Maggie's second adventure (Mr. Churchill's Secretary, 2012) is a romantic thriller detailing the life of the royals during the perilous times of World War II."
A mathematician born in Britain and raised in America adds spying to her resume. Read full book review >

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THE DERVISH by Frances Kazan
Released: April 12, 2013

"Despite some wooden dialogue, Kazan opens a window into a time period and a culture largely ignored or forgotten in the 21st century."
Kazan explores the exciting and dangerous time in Turkey—or Anatolia—shortly after World War I, when Turkish nationalists under Mustafa Kemal are fighting to establish a post-Ottoman regime. Read full book review >

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MR. CHURCHILL'S SECRETARY by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Brave, clever Maggie's debut is an enjoyable mix of mystery, thriller and romance that captures the harrowing experiences of life in war-torn London."
Trying to sell your grandmother's decaying Victorian house back in London can have unexpected consequences. Read full book review >

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HALIDE’S GIFT by Frances Kazan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"A memorable read: heartfelt, historical, richly realistic. Maybe Kazan can persuade husband Elia to direct a movie version."
In this quasi-mystical second novel by Kazan (Good Night, Little Sisters, not reviewed), two girls reach maturity in Constantinople during the tumultuous decade 1890-1900. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2014

"A lavish, often engaging personal account of the world, its peoples, and their local histories."
A long, sprawling combination of historical inquiry, autobiography, and travelogue that looks at the interplay of society and religion throughout history. Read full book review >

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HIS MAJESTY'S HOPE by Susan Elia MacNeal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2013

"Maggie continues her winning ways with more thrills and romantic problems, but this time, the horrors of her experiences add depth to the already pleasing adventures."
A dangerous trip to Berlin becomes a life-altering experience for a British spy. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROOSEVELT'S CONFIDANTE by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"MacNeal (The Prime Minister's Secret Agent, 2014, etc.) paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rife—a world not that much different from today."
In 1941, Christmas offers hope for a beleaguered Great Britain but no peace for an English spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARIS SPY by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Though the heroine's latest adventure is far from her best, it's packed with just about every plot device you'd expect from a World War II thriller, from horrifying plans to destroy the Jews to clever ploys to fool the Germans about Allied intentions."
A British spy walks the fine line between brave and foolhardy in Nazi-occupied Paris. Read full book review >

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THE PRIME MINISTER'S SECRET AGENT by Susan Elia MacNeal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Although this current installment is not up to the level of His Majesty's Hope (2013), it generates excitement as it explores the moral issues involved in winning the just war."
A spy must cast off the black dog of depression in order to return to active duty. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Maggie (Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante, 2015, etc.) is a thoughtful spy whose dangerous escapades never disappoint."
An accomplished young woman fights hate and misogyny in World War II Britain. Read full book review >