Search Results: "Harold James"


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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
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A superb addition to the field. (postscript, bibliography, places to visit, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Through parallel narratives, Holzer tells the story of Lincoln's presidency and John Wilkes Booth's conspiracy to avenge the fall of the Confederacy. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO MISSED THE PARTY by Harold Adams
Released: May 18, 1989

Carl Wilcox—the quasi-reformed ne'er-do-well/sleuth-in-spite-of-himself in Depression-era, Corden, So. Read full book review >

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WOMEN WRITERS OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE by Harold Bloom
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

In the Women Writers of English and Their Works series, an entry that brings together 12 children's book (female) writers, most of them dead (Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Louise Fitzhugh, Kate Greenaway, E. Nesbit, L.M. Montgomery, Beatrix Potter, P.L. Travers, Laura Ingalls Wilder), but three who are most definitely not: Madeleine L'Engle, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Katherine Paterson. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THIS DREAM by Harold Gershowitz
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"A meticulously reconstructed, moving saga of Jewish life in a terrible and hopeful century."
A Jewish clan battles hardship and upheaval in America and wartime Poland in this sprawling historical epic. Read full book review >

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THE HUM BUG by Harold Schechter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Nonetheless, a worthy addition to the famous-dead-people-as-private-investigators genre. Here, the hero is treated as a real person, not a stiff literary icon."
A killer's on the loose in mid-19th-century New York, and it's up to a cunning showman and a gloomy scribbler to catch him. Read full book review >

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ASSUMPTION OF GUILT by Harold Mehling
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Don't be fooled: despite the somber backdrop, a rivetingly entertaining first novel."
The gloves come off in the legal slugfest that follows an accusation of child molesting in a Hudson River day-care center. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"An unashamed spur to contention, and all the better for it: an elegant and erudite provocation."
One of our biggest critical gun fires a characteristically Olympian broadside into the canon debate, no quarter spared for the politically correct. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Masterful research, although some material appears to function as a story-stretcher."
A popular true-crime writer offers his fifth in a chilling series on serial killers. Read full book review >

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Released: March 8, 1963

"A complex, challenging commentary."
William Blake was the messiah of the imagination; in poem after poem he reached the everlasting gospel of the intellect and will; a once-in-a-lifetime "original", he lived and died virtually unknown, unhonored. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE by Harold Bloom
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1998

"Less interesting as a salvo in the ongoing culture wars than as an old-fashioned exercise in narrative criticism for the general reader and, as such, very nearly perfect."
A magisterial survey of the Bard's complete dramatic oeuvre by the always stimulating author of The Western Canon (1994). Read full book review >

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TO DIE IN BABYLON by Harold Livingston
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Well done. (First printing of 50,000)"
The author of Touch the Sky (1991) and Ride a Tiger (1987) takes a well-balanced and rather somber look at the Gulf War through Iraqi and American eyes. Read full book review >