Search Results: "Ingrid Seward"


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SEWARD by Walter Stahr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A thorough, refreshing biography by an independent-minded historian."
A sympathetic, evenhanded reappraisal of President Lincoln's secretary of state as a statesman who practiced effective preventive strategies. 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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THE QUEEN & DI by Ingrid Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A well-written, guilt-free treat for devoted royal family-watchers—whose numbers are, of course, legion."
A surprisingly fresh addition to the mountain of biographies of the late Princess of Wales—this one focusing on her relations with the Queen. Read full book review >

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ROYAL CHILDREN by Ingrid Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Anecdotal and at times poignant: of interest mainly to those for whom the intimacies of the British royal family fill an emotional need. (Sixteen pages of color and b&w photos—not seen) (First serial to National Enquirer)"
How the British royal family was raised, from the Queen to her grandchildren, told by a seasoned Windsor watcher (Royal Style, 1988, etc.) and illustrated with previously unpublished photographs from the royal archives. 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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WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD by John M. Taylor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1991

"An orthodox but sensible treatment of a dedicated politician- statesman who was sometimes too clever and complex for his own good. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs.)"
A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets. 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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The Summertime  Adventures of the Seward School Bombers by J.E. Tooley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2013

"A robust and often hilarious, if somewhat slow-paced, bildungsroman."
Tooley's comic debut novel follows the anarchic misadventures of a gang of boys coming-of-age in Arizona's Sonora Desert in the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WHITE ROSE by Desmond Seward
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"A fresh look at a well-worn field of study, appropriate for general readers."
The Tudors have been written about ad nauseam, but historian Seward (Eugenie: The Empress and Her Empire, 2004, etc.) opens another branch of study harkening back to their beginnings at the Battle of Bosworth of 1485. Read full book review >

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METTERNICH by Desmond Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Timely but tepid, at times merely a patchwork of quotations, but nonetheless highlighting a powerful and controversial presence in the tapestry of modern Europe, still being woven today. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A slender review of the career of Austrian archconservative Prince Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859), whose vision of a Europe united became a reality briefly during the decade 1810-20, from prolific English historian Seward (Henry V, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 26, 1989

An intriguing comparison by Seward (Henry V, Napoleon's Family, etc.) of the lives, careers, and legacies of two of history's most flagrant tyrants. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"An attractive account of a complex and significant period in English history. (8 pages color illustrations, b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Seward (Metternich, 1991, etc.) retells the story of England's 15th-century dynastic struggles by focusing on five of its most colorful protagonists. Read full book review >