Search Results: "Giles MacDonogh"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Of interest to students of modern Europe, complementing W. G. Sebald's On the Natural History of Destruction (2003) and other studies of history from the point of view of the vanquished."
Throughout time it has been the victor who has written history, but here historian MacDonogh (The Last Kaiser: The Life of Wilhelm II, 2001, etc.) examines the darker side of the Allied occupation of defeated Germany. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

Another addition to the recent spate of books on the new (old) German capital. Read full book review >

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A GOOD GERMAN by Giles MacDonogh
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1992

"A fine biography and an evocative portrait of Trott's times. (Twenty-eight b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A close look into Hitler's Germany via the life of aristocratic anti-Nazi Adam von Trott zu Solz, by British historian MacDonogh. Read full book review >

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1938 by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"A chilling examination of a critical year in European history."
A chronological account of the pivotal year in which Hitler's master plan of Lebensraum and Jewish extermination was set in motion. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KAISER by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gripping narrative about a flawed, but ultimately pitiable, king."
A biography of Wilhelm II, who oversaw the collapse of the German empire. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK THE GREAT by Giles MacDonogh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2000

"A captivating, diverse study of an equally fascinating figure."
An ambitious portrait that concentrates on the enlightened monarch's intellectual (rather than military) achievements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TESTICLES by Blandie Vie
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"A delightful mix of good humor and scholarship."
French food writer Vie tenders a panoramic profile of the testicle as totem and tasty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An appealing gift for both animal lovers and history buffs. (70 color and 50 b&w illustrations)"
A sprightly, anecdote-laden, handsomely illustrated history of the pets of royals over the past five centuries. Read full book review >

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WORLD OF HAPPY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the positivity, much of the sentiment and imagery will go over the heads of babies and toddlers. (Board book. 2-3)"
Six little books in a boxed set promote an optimistic view of the world. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

Bas-relief cut-paper collages and brief text take readers on a tour of unique architectural structures around the world. Read full book review >

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LAMAR GILES
by Megan Labrise

Lamar Giles knows how to write fun, feisty, and fully realized female protagonists.

In Overturned, poker prodigy Nikki Tate lives in a Las Vegas casino, kicks butt on and off the soccer field, and cunningly pursues a murder suspect the police don’t seem to want to find.

“The key—and this is the approach the first time I wrote a female ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU LIVED HERE by Giles Laroche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Best used to encourage children to create their own collages or three-dimensional models, this misses the mark as a strong introduction to domestic architecture. (selected sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Many North American children have a difficult time visualizing places or houses different than their own; this survey will help somewhat. Read full book review >