Search Results: "James Hamilton-Paterson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MUSIC by James Hamilton-Paterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"No wrong notes or hackneyed refrains, just intelligent stories deftly done but without much lingering resonance."
As the title suggests, 15 stories with musical themes. Read full book review >

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MARKED FOR DEATH by James Hamilton-Paterson
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Best of all, the author—who has a solid body of fiction to his credit—is a consummate storyteller; not only does the book tell a fascinating story, it is nearly impossible to put down."
World War I was a time of vast changes, notably the development of aerial combat. Here's a look at how it came to be. Read full book review >

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GRIEFWORK by James Hamilton-Paterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The damp, fecund exchanges in this enclosed space are at times inspired and disturbing, but thinly misted melodrama and shallowly rooted characters ultimately undo the magic of the tale's premise."
The prolific, British-born Hamilton-Paterson (Ghosts of Manila, 1994, etc.) gives his familiar theme of expatriates and endangered habitats a twist, here portraying a complex, otherworldly gardener as he copes with the chaos in postWW II Europe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Some light moments on mythical islands, some straightforward history, and some high-tech mapping of the sea floor are also included in this very personal and well-informed collection—and, yes, we do find out what happened to that swimmer stranded at sea."
Hamilton-Paterson—Englishman, novelist (Gerontius, 1991, etc.), poet, journalist, traveler—has written an impressive book reflecting all these attributes. Read full book review >

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AMAZING DISGRACE by James Hamilton-Paterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Whatever the novel lacks in terms of literary depth or character development it makes up for in laughs."
A British satirical novel skewers celebrity autobiographies, environmental activism and the idyllic life in Tuscany. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF MANILA by James Hamilton-Paterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A pity."
Set in post-Marcos contemporary Manila, this novel from versatile British writer Hamilton-Paterson (The Great Deep, 1992, etc.) is riveting as a work of docufiction but less satisfying as a conventional novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"A fascinating portrait of two extraordinary people, of a culture, of a country—a refreshing reminder of the powerful presence of ambiguity in human beings and in human affairs. (3 maps)"
The sensational careers of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos are set in the context of Philippine culture and political history. 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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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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ALEXANDER HAMILTON by Jean Fritz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"The volume comes to an unfortunately perfunctory conclusion with Hamilton's death in his duel with Aaron Burr, though source notes add interesting additional reading. (Biography. 9-12)"
His enemies may have called him an outsider, but Alexander Hamilton was loyal to his adopted country. Read full book review >