Search Results: "Frederic Spotts"


BOOK REVIEW

HITLER AND THE POWER OF AESTHETICS by Frederic Spotts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2003

"An illuminating view of the Führer's nature and aims, well defended and very well illustrated."
Former American diplomat and cultural historian Spotts takes seriously Adolf Hitler's claim that he made an art of politics and a work of art of the Nazi state. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"An important, elegantly written, deeply engrossing cultural history of this unique (and uniquely strange) cultural institution."
A smart, splendid account of the world's most famous—and quirkiest—serious music festival. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY WALTZ by Frederic Morton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"Genuinely sentimental and stimulating on a generation's family values."
Essays on the stages of his life—boyhood in Vienna, the deracination of flight from Nazism, the trials of assimilation in New York—from one of the renowned practitioners of the form. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AS A MAN by Frederic Lindsay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Despite an unexpected romantic twist, the scariest coming-of-age story you're likely to read. Lindsay, a Scot who's published more than ten novels (Tremor of Demons, 2007, etc.), will scare the bejesus out of you."
When you're young, you make a lot of mistakes. Some of them lead to love, some to murder. Read full book review >

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TINTIN IN THE NEW WORLD by Frederic Tuten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1993

"But, alas, he does, and the reader must suffer through his arch prose, with its pretentiously elevated diction."
Like Tallien (1988), etc., Tuten's latest is conceptually interesting and quite the rage—a post-mod mix of high and low culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2012

"Raphael is imposingly erudite and at pains to demonstrate it, yet there is a remarkable clarity to the writing, many elegant turns of phrase and a measure of sly humor."
Novelist, screenwriter and biographer Raphael (Ifs and Buts, 2011, etc.) succeeds admirably in recovering the reputation of much-maligned historian Titus Flavius Josephus (37-100). Read full book review >

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BRIEF FLIGHTS by Frederic A. Alling
Released: Feb. 14, 2008

"A fascinating look at the dazzling nature of transcendence."
With clarity, insight and terrific real-world testimonies, an Episcopal priest with a medical degree in psychology examines the phenomenon of transcendence. Read full book review >

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CONFUCIUS by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A must for all collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
"His ideas were so powerful and so full of wisdom that his words are alive after twenty-five centuries, and often, he seems to be speaking directly to us." Read full book review >

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DISTANT INTIMACY by Frederic Raphael
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 7, 2013

"High-octane lit-chat served cold, heavy on the bitters."
Personal strangers and intellectual compadres discover they have a lot to complain about. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Arthur A. Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"It's not an improvement on Hearn's graceful simplicity, but it's a likable update, striking a good balance between contemporary warmth and accessibility and respect for the earlier version. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
A competent adaptation of a legend about a frail boy whose farm family takes him to a monastery to train as a priest. Read full book review >