Search Results: "Ian Kershaw"


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TO HELL AND BACK by Ian Kershaw
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An ambitious, dense, sometimes-difficult treatment of a vast topic."
From the so-called golden age that preceded the guns of August 1914 to the early frost of the Cold War, a much-honored British historian takes on the 20th-century history of Europe. Read full book review >

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HITLER by Ian Kershaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Thus, what emerges is a fascinating dialectic between the socioeconomic causes of Hitler's rise and the responsibility of the German people for his reign of terror. (32 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A monumental biography that seeks to be the final word (at least for this century) on the subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2007

"Kershaw blends an understanding of the blunt-force turning points of history with an appreciation for missed opportunities. Of much interest to students of the modern era."
The world's leaders pave the path to war—and to the rest of a war-ridden century—in this insightful interpretation of recent history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A carefully considered and powerfully told saga of a national suicide."
The Third Reich was dead, but it wouldn't lie down. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"More appreciation than critique. Cabell's biggest achievement is an annotated guide to Rankin first editions and comprehensive cast lists and episode summaries of the TV series."
An analysis of much-lauded crime writer Ian Rankin's relationship with his iconoclastic detective John Rebus. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S BOOK OF FAIRY TALES by Ian Penney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Some of the appeal will be wasted on American children, but travelers, even of the armchair variety, might give it a go. (Picture book/folklore. 7-9)"
The Billy-Goats-Gruff, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and more of the usual suspects play out their tales on some of Great Britain's historic sites and estates: Stowe, the Giant's Causeway, Kedleston in Derby, the ``Bear's Hut'' on the grounds of Killeston, the garden tower at Cornwall's Trelissick, and Chirk Castle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"For war buffs who can't get enough of Saving Private Ryan."
By-the-numbers saga of a bruised and bullet-riddled combat unit in WWII. Read full book review >