Search Results: "Ian Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

IAN FLEMING by Andrew Lycett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A solid scholarly biography with little to savor for general readers. Lycett's subject remains an aloof, disagreeable enigma."
An exhaustive and exhausting biography of Ian Fleming (1908-1964), the creator of secret agent James Bond. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Teri Kanefield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid introduction to a charismatic founding father. (timeline, chapter notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The contributions and eventful life of founding father Alexander Hamilton are examined and explained. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Arnold Adoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"By any standards Hamilton was an unusually clear thinker and brilliant wordsmith. Here a lesser-known facet of her glittering reputation gets a fresh shine."
Before she died, Hamilton (1934-2002), likely the most honored writer for young people ever, also had a thing or two to tell adult audiences about her art, craft, milieu and African-American identity. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

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THE WATER RAT OF WANCHAI by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 6, 2014

"Once she does, buyer beware this elegantly ruthless debt collector."
A prequel to the Ava Lee series takes the jet-setting accountant into foreign lands and considerable danger. Read full book review >

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THE WILD BEASTS OF WUHAN by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2013

"The fast pace and powerful protagonist add thrills to what might otherwise seem a low-stakes story—though the rampant product placement and morally questionable wrap-up will make this second installment in the series the last for some readers."
A strong heroine is challenged to discover the details of an intercontinental art scheme. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF 20TH CENTURY ESSAYS by Ian Hamilton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A welcome anthology, to be kept near at hand and cracked open whenever time permits."
A collection of English-language essays from over the last century, assembled by Hamilton (Walking Possession, 1996, etc.) with an eye for urgency and import. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Hamilton's half-page foreword insufficiently introduces these writings: One wants background, grounding, some element to link such disparate topics into a unified body of work."
Hamilton's book reviews and ``literary articles'' cover a broad span of time and a wide range of interesting and uninteresting subjects. Read full book review >

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THE RED POLE OF MACAU by Ian Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Hamilton (The Disciple of Las Vegas, 2013, etc.) delivers colorful snapshots of Hong Kong and Macau, a well-paced plot, and a smart and capable heroine who'll make you see accounting in a whole new light."
A forensic accountant proves once again that a cool head, a steady nerve and a thorough training in martial arts can shift the balance in an uneven fight. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"As a commentary on literary mortality, and on biography and trumpery, this is book is a treasure."
A surprisingly original study of the literary estates of many famed writers, and a look at the tangled relationship between estate management and biography. Read full book review >