Search Results: "Florence Isaacs"


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FLORENCE by Michael Levey
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Exceptionally detailed reporting about a fascinating city. (50 color illustrations, 100 halftones, 3 maps)"
Levey, former director of London's National Gallery and a prolific art historian, explores the long history of the fabled city-state of Florence. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE by Patty Civalleri
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2016

"While this work looks like a traditional Florence guidebook, the author's expert use of facts and illustrations sets it above the rest."
A historian and armchair archaeologist shares her knowledge of Florence. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Isaacs has researched her subject, and her case stories are entertaining, but readers of women's magazines especially will find this mighty familiar ground."
Most women will have figured this out for themselves by age 30, but for those needing help, here are reasonable parameters for defining friendship, when it's a good thing, and when it goes bad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"While sometimes overly reflective of Anthony's painstaking research, this biography is a fascinating account of one of the most complex of all the political wives of this century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing biography with unmistakably powerful contemporary parallels to recent presidential spouses, from Anthony (First Ladies, 2 vols., 1990, 1991). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 26, 1951

"An impressive, absorbing biography heralded as brilliant by the British press, which will receive strong support here."
A first authoritative biography of Florence Nightingale which is based on a tremendous amount of new material (from family papers to her own exhaustive "private notes") and which creates a powerful, impassioned portrait. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Mark Bostridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Deeply informative—Bostridge probes reverently but with confidence."
Thoroughgoing biography of the Englishwoman whose service during the Crimean War and subsequent writings revolutionized the disciplines of nursing and public health. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A vividly written, richly layered portrait of a fascinating woman whose life and work influenced and inspired many. (photos, source notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-18)"
This complex portrait of the "Lady with the Lamp" offers an insightful look into the remarkable life and work of Florence Nightingale and the times in which she lived. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Demi
Kirkus Star
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Characteristically beautiful illustrations nevertheless provide a pull-no-punches appreciation of the Lady with the Lamp. (timeline, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
Demi wields her gifts to celebrate Florence Nightingale, who transformed the care of the sick and injured. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE IN ECSTASY by Jessie Chaffee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"An enigmatic but engaging debut."
A Boston woman tries to treat her eating disorder by traveling to a place where she knows no one, the art-filled city of Florence, Italy. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE by Salman Rushdie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Rapturously poetic in places, very funny in others, yet the novel ultimately challenges both patience and comprehension."
Readers who succumb to the spell of Rushdie's convoluted, cross-continental fable may find it enchanting; those with less patience could consider it interminable. Read full book review >