Search Results: "Jed Horne"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2006

"A heart-wrenching chronicle of nature's wrath and the human condition."
Agonizing, in-the-trenches retelling of Hurricane Katrina and her catastrophic consequences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Frequently profane, steeped in violent imagery, and sometimes unduly speculative, but Horne tells the whole story."
The city editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune analyzes an extraordinary sequence of events that turned a cut-and-dried murder case into a protracted, racially tinged mangling of due process. Read full book review >

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HAROLD MACMILLAN by Alistair Horne
Released: March 31, 1989

From British historian Horne (Napoleon, Master of Europe 1805-1807; A Savage War of Peace; etc.), the first volume of a multivolume, definitive biography of the British statesman. Read full book review >

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A BUNDLE FROM BRITAIN by Alistair Horne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1994

"The same qualities that produce brilliance in his historical writings—a penchant for detail and a pursuit of the social connections that bind his subjects together into complex entanglements—render his autobiography detached and impersonal."
A chatty, meandering memoir of the British historian widely known for his definitive, two-volume biography of the late prime minister Harold Macmillan (1989). Read full book review >

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LA BELLE FRANCE by Alistair Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2005

"A pleasure for Francophile readers, balancing the recent space of dimwitted screeds against a nation that dares to go its own way, hyperpuissance be damned."
A sweeping, literate history of a nation that the English-speaking powers have found vexatious and puzzling—but certainly never boring. Read full book review >

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SEVEN AGES OF PARIS by Alistair Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A lively primer of Parisian history, just the right companion for travelers to the city seeking a deeper understanding of the view before them."
A fittingly illuminating history of la ville lumière and of the great men and women who have passed beneath the gates of the French capital. Read full book review >

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CHEER UP, MOUSE! by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who doesn't love a parade? Read full book review >

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I SPEAK DINOSAUR by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straight didacticism, uninspired by its obvious influences and too thin to provide more than a pretense of concealment for its agenda. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will loud roars, acting out and snatching toys away from younger sibs lead to friendly playtimes and happy parents, or being ejected from the house and shunned by the neighborhood? Take a wild guess. Read full book review >

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RACE WOMAN by Gerald Horne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Any woman who divorces her first husband simply by declaring him dead is at the very least intriguing: Horne takes on a difficult subject and does a serviceable job."
The journey of an itinerant activist, narrated by historian Horne (Fire This Time, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ASCENT by Jed Mercurio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"The protagonist never quite comes alive, and so neither does the novel."
In his U.S. debut, British author Mercurio traces the fictional trajectory of a Soviet-era cosmonaut from orphan to military ace to moon-lander. Read full book review >

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THE INTERPRETATION OF MURDER by Jed Rubenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Meaty and provocative, though also grandiose and calculated."
Sigmund Freud and friends play Sherlock Holmes in an Alienist-style historical murder mystery. Read full book review >