Search Results: "Gregor Peter Schmitz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAGEDY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION by George Soros
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"For economics and policy wonks, to be sure, but with interesting insights into the functioning of one of the world's most powerful—and potentially far more so—economic blocs."
Can the European Union be saved? So ponders financier Soros (Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States, 2012, etc.), who fears that the unifying project of the euro "has gone badly wrong." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"<\b>Candid, personal, laced with thoroughly haunting imagery."
Memoirs from the Eastern Front by an ordinary Wehrmacht soldier with an extraordinary grasp the horrors of war. Read full book review >

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OEDIPUS AT STALINGRAD by Gregor von Rezzori
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although the novel is about prewar Germany, it will be interesting only to obsessive students of the postwar German psyche."
The first American edition of Rezzori's (The Orient Express, 1992, etc.) vicious satire of prewar Berlin originally published in Germany in 1954. Read full book review >

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NICOTINE by Gregor Hens
by Gregor Hens, translated by Jen Calleja
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"In a book that is as much a paean to smoking as it is a eulogy, Hens is both poetic and unforgiving about the pleasures and pains of smoking."
A memoir about cigarette smoking whose meditations provide an intellectual frame for the addictive habit. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Meeting a real need, this is an excellent choice for the preschool set. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A simple, clearly worded text about divorce for the youngest children, this will help parents hammer home the twin messages that it is not the child's fault and that the child is loved very much by each parent, no matter what happens. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL ACT by Gregor Dallas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A gripping and highly original work of popular history. (50 illustrations, 3 maps, not seen)"
A broad, colorful, engaging panorama of a crucial moment in the shaping of modern Europe, tracing the fall of Napoleon and the wily maneuvers of the victors to carve up his collapsed empire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Clemenceau remains an enigma here but his era comes alive through Dallas's high-flown but lively approach. (Twenty-four pages of b&w illustrations)"
Idiosyncratic but vivid account of the times—and, less successfully, the life—of the great WW I French leader Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929). Read full book review >

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DARKEST DESIRE by Anthony Schmitz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 26, 1998

"An artful, ironic updating of venerable material, done with zest and great originality."
A mordantly witty, slyly intelligent take on the Brothers Grimm and their folktales, as seen from the viewpoint of a man-eating (or, more precisely, child-eating) wolf that they attempt to subdue. Read full book review >

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STREET OF ETERNAL HAPPINESS by Rob Schmitz
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Probing human-interest stories that mine the heart of today's China."
A study of vastly changing China from the perspective of one busy street in the center of Shanghai. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

1918: WAR AND PEACE by Gregor Dallas
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2001

"Popular history at its best: a narrative with attitude—thoroughly researched, gracefully written. Possibly a classic. (62 b&w photographs, 4 maps)"
A sweeping, swirling history of the end of WWI and the ensuing struggle for peace—and of the inadvertent and ineluctable construction of the foundation of WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Bravely drawn popular history: thoroughly researched, muscular with details and rendered in enchanting prose."
Seasoned historian Dallas (1945: The War That Never Ended, 2005, etc.) serves up exquisite slices of Parisian lore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MALLORY ON THE MOVE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A flat effort at depicting a familiar life passage. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Mallory is moving away from her best friend Mary Ann in this predictable effort for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >