Search Results: "Hugh Howard"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A novel, ingeniously executed approach to the inspiring man whose dollar-bill likeness is arguably the most reproduced painted image in history."
Art historian Howard (Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson, 2006, etc.) persuasively asserts the centrality of the first president to the first flowering of American painting. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 2001

"Equally fascinating for its exploration of both the physical complexities of housebuilding and the theory and history that lie behind the ways homes are made."
An absorbing account of amateur builder Howard's construction of his family home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"The star here is Kimball, who upstages even Jefferson, emerging as a towering figure in American architecture and architectural scholarship."
Interwoven stories of America's earliest architects and prodigious scholar Dr. Fiske Kimball (1888-1955), who devoted his career to discovering, restoring and preserving their work. Read full book review >

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ARCHITECTURE'S ODD COUPLE by Hugh Howard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"New light is shed on both architects in this absorbing, well-organized, delightfully told story."
An in-depth portrait of two "grand men of American architecture." 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"An entertaining portrait of the era's first couple and the social life of the young nation's elite."
Numerous books have cast almost too much light on the "unknown" War of 1812, so historian Howard (The Painter's Chair: George Washington and the Making of American Art, 2009, etc.) take a different tack, writing largely from the point of view of President Madison and Dolley, the nation's most popular first lady before Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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THE PILGRIM by Hugh Nissenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"The author's return to historical fiction raises human questions with immediacy and flair."
Coming of age as a New England Pilgrim was a tough, bloody and sexy business. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2005

"A solid work of history, cultural geography and reportage, opening a view onto a world too few in the West even know exists."
Once a fighter, always a fighter: or, never rule out the tenacity of a descendant of the Golden Horde. Read full book review >

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VOICES FROM A FAR COUNTRY by Hugh Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1996

"An enjoyable debut, though without the observations and originality of more commanding works of the genre."
With undeniable shadings of Roddy Doyle's Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, this Irish first novel offers certain charms in the end, despite a sluggish beginning. Read full book review >

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SUPPOSED TO DIE by Hugh Dutton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Dutton's debut packs so many minor characters into his opening chapters that it's hard to connect to the hero, but her storytelling has grit and the sleuthing trio has nice chemistry."
Can't an innocent ex-con catch a break? Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

The Irish playwright Leonard (the Tony-winning Da; two memoirs, Home Before Night and Out After Dark) turns to fiction with a witty, glitteringly dramatic treatment of the by-now mythic love affair of Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-91), the Irish leader who fired the drive for Home Rule, and English-born Kitty O'Shea. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 1994

"Occasionally overdetailed, but, still, a grand, interpretive retelling of an epic chapter in the westward course of empire—with considerable appeal for lay-readers as well as scholars."
For either longterm consequences or immediate drama, there are few conflicts in history to rival that between Montezuma and Hernan Cortes. Read full book review >