Search Results: "Florence Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

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: May 7, 2012

"Lively and thought provoking, albeit tainted by self-righteousness."
Five decades after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, breasts may have replaced birds as early indicators of chemically induced catastrophe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: 'Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.'"
A journalist explores the relationship between nature and human well-being. Read full book review >

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MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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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TENNESSEE WILLIAMS by John Lahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"There is only one word for this biography: superb."
The tormented life of a celebrated American playwright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS by Simon Heffer
Released: April 6, 2001

"Brevity may be the soul of wit, but biography often deserves a little bit more."
A slender biography of English composer Vaughan Williams that pays more attention to the music than the man. Read full book review >