Search Results: "Hendrik Willem van Loon"


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MAN AND WIFE IN AMERICA by Hendrik Hartog
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"For students of marriage and family law, an historic panorama, most revealing of the connections in the evolution of marriage from an autocracy to a partnership."
An illuminating look at how law and custom shaped marriage in the 19th century and how those practices echo into the 21st. Read full book review >

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A FATHER’S AFFAIR by Karel Van Loon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2003

"A well-constructed if somewhat dispiriting, perhaps even nihilistic, tale."
The American debut of Dutch novelist Van Loon is a kind of domestic thriller about a young father who learns that his dead wife's son is not his child. Read full book review >

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CHINA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, INC. by Willem van Kemenade
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1997

"Nonetheless, one of the most thorough, comprehensive, and balanced assessments of the rise and likely evolution of a world- class economy."
Everything you might want to know about the Chinese economic juggernaut, and then some, from a Dutch journalist who has covered the region for 25 years. Read full book review >

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POLITICS by Hendrik Hertzberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 13, 2004

"Superb writing, subtle thinking. Just the thing for politics junkies and journalism buffs, especially those wondering who merits wearing Izzy Stone's mantle today."
One of American journalism's brightest intellectual lights shines forth in a fine—and long overdue—selection from four decades of work. Read full book review >

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¡OBÁMANOS! by Hendrik Hertzberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"The perfect book with which to recall and appreciate the significance of Obama's journey to the White House."
A collection of astute articles penned as longtime New Yorker writer Hertzberg (Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004, 2004, etc.) watched Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign. Read full book review >

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CHEESE by Willem Elsschot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"A 1933 masterpiece, published here for the first time, and one that's enormous fun to read."
"Elsschot" (1882-1960), whose real name was Alfons de Ridder, was the Dutch Italo Svevo: an advertising executive whose rueful comic novels dramatized the plight of the "little man" in a busy world with a rare combination of comedy and pathos. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JERRY FORD by Hendrik Booraem V
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States. (Biography. 10-14)"
A vivid, colorful and insightful biography of the 38th president of the United States looks at his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

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JENFORD by Hendrik E. Sadi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2008

"Subtle, patient and absolutely lovely."
A beautiful, wide-reaching story of the families who live and die in Upland, a bucolic American settlement in decline. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL FROM THE COAST by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A deeply flawed book that ought to have been a much better one."
Fascinating material is treated rather unevenly in this previously untranslated early novel by the Indonesian author of such impassioned political fiction as The Fugitive and his highly praised Buru Quartet. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2004

"Most readers will hope fervently that he does."
Old friends are reunited as new challenges rear their heads in this fifth installment of Maine author Reid's delightful Moosepath Chronicles (Mrs. Roberto, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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PETER LOON by Van Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2002

"Reid's one-man campaign to resurrect the 18th- and 19th-century novel is a campaign well worth enlisting in. Don't miss Peter Loon."
Reid departs from his popular Moosepath Chronicles (Daniel Plainway, 2000, etc.) with this first of a new series focusing on "the struggle between proprietors and settlers" in central Maine during the post-Revolutionary War years. Read full book review >