Search Results: "Hugh Aplin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF A NOBODY by Anton Chekhov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

"A compact symphony of frustrated emotions, incompatibility and estrangement, destroyed dreams and bitter compromises: the very essence of Chekhov."
In this affecting (1892-93) novella, which shares many of the structural and tonal qualities of its author's later plays, an aging and ailing terrorist (the story's narrator) finds employment as a servant in a household promising access to the enemy he plans to assassinate: the "famous statesman" who is his employer Orlov's elderly father. Read full book review >

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MAZES by Hugh Kenner
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Released: April 25, 1989

Scores of essays, reviews, and obituaries by the insightful, irascible critic (A Sinking lsland, A Colder Eye, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Unlike Tim Weiner's brilliant Legacy of Ashes, whose litany of disastrous covert operations makes for painful reading, this superb account will provide CIA aficionados with some welcome comic relief."
By turns hilarious and horrifying, the story of the CIA's attempts to disseminate anticommunist propaganda through a variety of front organizations. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"For potential and actual MacDonald fans, a worthwhile read. It will interest many others, too, who can learn about a revolutionary period in publishing through the eventful career of John D. MacDonald."
The life, career, and era of mystery writer MacDonald have been painstakingly researched and presented by journalist Merrill (ESKY: The Early Years at Esquire, 1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2007

"A diligent but disorienting work, best suited for readers with a healthy appetite for all things archeological and Andean."
Documentary filmmaker and pre-Colombian historian Thomson (The White Rock, 2003, etc.) journeys to ancient archeological sites in Peru. Read full book review >

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VIOLENT CRIMES by Hugh Holton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 12, 1997

"Newcomers to Holton's supercharged procedurals will find this season's relatively sedate installment their best chance of hopping this runaway train."
Holton must be getting more sleep. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by Hugh Miller
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Mike is right when he admits he hasn't shone as a detective this time."
Somebody is terrorizing and killing Asian immigrants and defiling the corpses, and Asian community leader Mani Chandra is threatening Detective Inspector Mike Fletcher (An Echo of Justice) with vigilantes if he doesn't clear up the case. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1991

"An informative and accessible guide to the current status of preservation by someone who celebrates style and craftsmanship."
As much a book about old buildings as some of the men involved in saving them, here's a thoughtful journey through contemporary cultural conservation. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING LOOKS IMPRESSIVE by Hugh Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"It's Yale, with its not-very-mysterious mysteries, you sense, that is the essential lure here: substitute LSU, or Northwestern, or Beloit and would you (or the publisher) care?"
Alex McDonald is a Yale freshman who signs an anti-apartheid petition offered him by senior Jill Lanigan. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2010

"An enjoyable chronicle of a rich life's work."
British journalist Pope (Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World, 2005, etc.) shares deeply engaged dispatches from the Middle East hotspots he visited during his long career. Read full book review >