Search Results: "Ferdinand von Schirach"


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THE COLLINI CASE by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"It is the care von Schirach takes with history, with the return of the repressed, that makes this short book remarkable."
Because the murderer makes no attempt to hide his crime, the mystery is the motive in this concise legal thriller. Read full book review >

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GUILT by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"These stories are specifically about crime and the law, but they more generally encompass the human condition."
The second volume of unusual case histories by a German defense attorney with a literary flair. Read full book review >

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CRIME by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"Thinly veiled memoir or literary gamesmanship? You be the judge."
An unusual, unsettling collection of short narratives, originally published in Germany in 2009, that blur the distinction between life and art. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND LIVES! by Richard Ned Lebow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Astute, challenging exercises in consequence and contingency."
An alternate history of how the world would have emerged if World War I had not occurred. Read full book review >

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VON LAGERHAUS by Dave DiGrazie
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A thoughtful, charming story of transformation and self-knowledge."
A group of strangers traveling through a surreal afterlife learn about themselves and each other as they seek a mysterious man named Von Lagerhaus. Read full book review >

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VON BRAUN by Michael J. Neufeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2007

"Densely packed with political and technical detail, but nonetheless engrossing: the defining work on a still-controversial figure."
Judicious biography of the Nazis' chief rocket designer, who went on to lead the U.S. space program. Read full book review >

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FERDINAND FOX'S FIRST SUMMER by Mary Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Young animal lovers will be sure to check this out, even if they don't return to it for repeat readings. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Adorable photos of baby foxes that fill the double-page spreads make this one hard to resist, even though it is a little light. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 1936

"The most original and amusing thing Leaf has done."
This has an irresistible appeal to the sense of the ridiculous. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Johnny's'' romp through world affairs is dutifully recounted, the private motivations of this hard-drinking, power-loving genius remain, in quintessential 50's style, drowned in nervous laughter. (B&w photos—16 pages—not seen.)"
Macrae, former editor of the Economist and author of The 2025 Report (1985), offers an oddly jocular biography of the Hungarian mathematical prodigy who would become a highly influential cold warrior before his death in 1957—an account whose credibility is hindered by the author's unabashed reverence for his subject. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 14, 1990

Humboldt, a late 18th-century Prussian scientist, was revered by his contemporaries as "the man who knew everything." Read full book review >

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HERBERT VON KARAJAN by Richard Osborne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2000

"Perhaps overlong, this gem of a biography should be the standard reference on an indisputable musical genius."
A superb biography of a great conductor who was dogged by controversy throughout his career. Read full book review >