Search Results: "Ingrid D. Rowland"


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Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dense and elegantly erudite—a skillful, accessible analysis of complex systems of religion, philosophy and literature."
Intelligent biography of the renegade Italian friar burned at the stake in 1600 for his prodigious writings prefiguring modern science. Read full book review >

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FROM POMPEII by Ingrid D. Rowland
NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2014

"Those visitors are not nearly as interesting as those who excavated it and the city itself. Rowland provides abundant photographs, but many readers will wish for more about the everyday life of Pompeii."
Rowland traces the history of Pompeii (Architecture/Notre Dame Univ.; Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic, 2008, etc.) since the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Read full book review >

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INGRID by Charlotte Chandler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2007

"Among several other books about Bergman, including her own autobiography, this one seems a series of outtakes."
A haphazard assemblage of interviews with Bergman and her friends, family and directors. Read full book review >

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INGRID CAVEN by Jean-Jacques Schuhl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A historical record, to be sure, however unsettling and erratically recounted, but this 2000 Goncourt winner details much glam and little substance."
A real-life German singer and actress (she married filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder) unrolls some fabulous name-dropping in a lightly fictionalized series of reminiscences written by a man named Charles (a.k.a. author Schuhl), who lives with her. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >

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JOHNNIE D. by Arthur Winfield Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"Baby Face Nelson, J. Edgar Hoover, the Woman in Red, and Dillinger himself provide the details surrounding the violent career and mysterious death of the man who was known across the nation as Public Enemy #1."
Johnnie D. ($22.95; Mar. 6; 224 pp.; 0-312-86759-X): A fictionalized biography of John Dillinger that pieces together the life story of the famed bank robber and desperado through a series of (imagined) interviews with his friends, partners in crime, victims, and pursuers. Read full book review >

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FOUR D by Gregory Morrison
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A grab-bag of fables that baffle but also beguile."
Confused people with hazy longings confront mysterious forces in this collection of four enigmatic stories. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Jonathan Mayo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day."
An engrossing work that cuts and pastes chaotic events for order and sense in a manner very much like fiction. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Rick Atkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"Within its limits, a grand and historically significant tale told with dash and authority. (maps, charts, lists of major armies and figures, weaponry, personal supplies, timelines, photos) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
This version of the much-admired The Guns at Last Light (2013) for younger audiences focuses on the drama and the astonishing scale of one of World War II's pivotal operations: the D-Day invasion. Read full book review >

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D/S by Gary S. Kadet
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Markers along the way are decadence, depravity, and sleaze."
Fade in on Perry Patetick, the anti-hero of this so-called anti-love story, as he's about to lose his newspaper job and drift into the world of S&M, in particular D/S—D for "Dominance," S for "submission." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2001

"A moving reminder of the power of the human will."
A touching first-person account of a doughty political activist who walked from California to Washington, D.C., to promote campaign-finance reform. Read full book review >