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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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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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Ron Chernow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2004

"Literate and full of engaging historical asides. By far the best of the many lives of Hamilton now in print, and a model of the biographer's art."
A splendid life of an enlightened reactionary and forgotten Founding Father. Read full book review >

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IAN IS SICK  by Pauline Oud
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Ian isn't well, and his book isn't so great either. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Some TLC and a play date help a sick little boy get better. Read full book review >

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THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Swashbuckling Ava who, like Modesty Blaise, seems best suited to comic-book action, is slated for a second appearance. Unless superheroines on caffeine are your dish, you can safely give Ava a miss."
The debut of a lesbian forensic accountant with Bruce Lee skills and a much-stamped passport. 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 >