Search Results: "Harold James"


BOOK REVIEW

HAROLD by Hal Holbrook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"The events in this book end in 1958—meaning, one hopes, that a sequel will appear in short order."
Noted actor Holbrook serves up a charming but unsentimental memoir of his early life. Read full book review >

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HAROLD ROBBINS by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Drivel about a driveler."
The superficial life of the superficial author of all those superficial, lubricious and extraordinarily popular sleaze-fests of the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s, when ghost writers replaced the dying doyen of the "dirty novel." Read full book review >

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HAROLD MACMILLAN by Alistair Horne
Released: March 31, 1989

From British historian Horne (Napoleon, Master of Europe 1805-1807; A Savage War of Peace; etc.), the first volume of a multivolume, definitive biography of the British statesman. Read full book review >

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HAROLD ARLEN by Edward Jablonski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 28, 1996

"Though at times overconsiderate (the subject remains unnecessarily saintly through some questionably racist musicals, dalliances with other women, etc.), this definitive book draws Arlen with complexity and clarity. (illustrations, not seen)"
An efficacious reconsideration of a songwriter whose career exemplified the cross-pollination of black and white popular music. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Crisp personal portraits of two leaders (and their wives) shaping the new world order."
Exploration of the deepening friendship between two contrasting Western leaders at a time of perilous Soviet brinkmanship. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"An intimate look at the production of glitzy megabooks by a money machine."
His final wife sends bestselling novelist Harold Robbins a valentine. Read full book review >

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HAROLD FINDS A VOICE by Courtney Dicmas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Children will relate to Harold's struggle of growth and self-acceptance, but as a read-aloud, the sound effects will gleefully trump all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harold, a plucky parrot living in Paris, loves to imitate every sound that he hears—but can he find a voice of his own? Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2010

"A lively and beautifully crafted novel about the anguish of belief."
An astute novel that asks us to take seriously the possibility that Harold Peeks, a relatively mild-mannered computer salesman, is in fact the Son of God, as he announces. Read full book review >

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MAKING THE EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION by Harold  James
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Of considerable interest to the economically inclined; a thoroughgoing demonstration of how fragile are monetary unions 'without some measure of fiscal union.'"
Who knew that the run-up to the big-government, one-worldish euro was the darling of the American right wing? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"A vivid and extensive primary source on private lives—lives whose modernity reveals convention-flouting individuality and speaks much about Britain's upper class and its attitudes and freedoms."
Nicolson's distillation of the letters between his parents- -poet/novelist Vita Sackville-West and diplomat Harold Nicolson- -further documents the extraordinary relationship he described in Portrait of a Marriage (1973; to be dramatized on PBS later this year). Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >