Search Results: "Ether Tyldesley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD WOMEN OF CHINA by Xinran Xue
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"An important document that records with intelligent sympathy lives warped or destroyed by political revolutions."
A former Chinese radio-show host now living in England delivers a somber, graphically detailed report on the lives of women in contemporary China. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A satisfying blend of historical fact and strong, informed opinion about one of history's most captivating figures."
A new biography of the Macedonian ruler attempts to debunk many myths surrounding her legacy. Read full book review >

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NEFERTITI by Joyce Tyldesley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"A thoughtful and well-researched re-creation of an extraordinary ancient personality. (16 pages b&w photos, 38 figures, 2 maps)"
In Hatchepsut (1996), Tyldesley (Archaeology/Liverpool Univ., England) brought to life an obscure female ruler of ancient Egypt's 18th Dynasty. Read full book review >

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TUTANKHAMEN by Joyce Tyldesley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Tyldesley does an admirable detective job of reconstructing the boy king's narrative. Proves that there is no end to the fascination, and speculation, around this subject."
A catch-all study by a British Egyptologist of the most famous boy king of the 18th Dynasty. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Tyldesley works closely from surviving texts and fragmentary monuments to recreate vividly an outstanding woman of the ancient past."
An absorbing scholarly biography, based on a meticulous review of the archaeological record, of a remarkable woman who ruled as pharaoh for 20 years in Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty (c. 1490 b.c.). Read full book review >

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SKY BURIAL by Xinran Xue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"A picaresque fairy tale with elements of National Geographic, but also lovely, spare and mystical."
A romantic quest, begun in Mao's China, turns into an epic of endurance—and a spiritual parable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Prolix, tangential and engrossing, Xinran's interviews offer an invaluable social history that textbooks don't reveal."
London-based Chinese journalist Xinran (Sky Burial: A Love Story of Tibet, 2005, etc.) gathers her emotional, informative interviews with Chinese elders. Read full book review >