Search Results: "Hew Strachan"


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CLAUSEWITZ’S ON WAR by Hew Strachan
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Too often obfuscates rather than illuminates its celebrated subject."
Latest entry in the Books That Changed the World series, this one summarizing and analyzing what is arguably the most influential treatise on warfare ever written. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR ONE by Hew Strachan
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"In all, a worthwhile contribution to WWI literature. (16 pages color, 140 b&w illustrations, 7 maps, not seen)"
A solid yet concise illustrated history of the Great War by a team of international scholars. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST WORLD WAR by Hew Strachan
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"Heavily illustrated with maps and period photographs: the best single-volume treatment of the conflict in recent years."
A well-conceived and lucidly written survey of the 20th century's first great bloodletting, with close attention to little-known episodes in and preceding the conflict. Read full book review >

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ANCIENT EGYPT by Bruce Strachan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This ambitious but flawed effort is strictly for browsing. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Strachan's photographed dioramas—elaborately staged tableaux of clay and wood combined with oil paint—are undermined by a weak text and painfully inadequate coverage of a subject that deserves better treatment. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH HUMS IN B FLAT by Mari Strachan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"A coming-of-age story hijacked by Grand Guignol."
Murder, suicide, madness and awful food: An artless Welsh child must deal with them all in this dire first novel from Strachan, a resident of West Wales. Read full book review >

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THE EARTH AND SKY OF JACQUES DORME by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"As the Russian-born French author's dual literary citizenship suggests, he may really be both his generation's Chekhov and its Proust."
The attempt to record the star-crossed story of two lovers who meet on a WWII battlefield makes up Makine's limpid eighth novel (following A Hero's Daughter, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WAITED by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2006

"Another fine work from one of Europe's most lavishly gifted writers."
A young writer is humbled by a story of enduring love in the Russian-born (now French resident) author's ninth novel (The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LAST BROTHER by Nathacha Appanah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"In poetic, occasionally rapturous prose, the novel extends beyond the Holocaust in its attempt to encompass the human condition."
A short, deceptively rich novel, translated from the French, that illuminates an obscure footnote in World War II history. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN STANDARD-BEARER by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

An early (1992) novel by the Russian-born author whose Dreams of My Russian Summers (1997) and other fiction (all written in French) offer meditative ruminations on and muted celebrations of boyhood, romantic imagination, and first love. Read full book review >

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THE JUDGES by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2002

"Human, unpretentious, compelling explorations of what we are, and why."
From the prolific Nobelist, a novel rather artificially constructed—but for the worthy purpose of looking inside to find what meaning life can hold for any of us. Read full book review >