Search Results: "Jefferson Chase"


BOOK REVIEW

JEFFERSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A pivotal historical moment, but feebly reenacted, with an unfortunate tendency to substitute posturing for plotting—even the illicit relationships are more tepid than torrid."
Suspense writer Byrd (Target of Opportunity, Finders Weepers, etc.) shifts from familiar turf for a well-founded but listless historical saga about Thomas Jefferson in Paris during the French Revolution, depicting the author of the Declaration of Independence as a man whose actions ran counter to his principles. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON by John B. Boles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"A stately, knowledgeable study jostling for space among the groaning bookshelves devoted to the third president."
A fully fleshed biography of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) that emphasizes his creative paradoxes and accomplishments. Read full book review >

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CHASE by Jessie Haas
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Haas's best yet for older readers. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
When aptly named Phin Chase witnesses a murder in brutal Pennsylvania coal country in 1875, he knows at once he'll be blamed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Presents one intriguing piece of a much larger puzzle."
An assessment of the economic methods Hitler used to convince ordinary Germans to support his genocidal agenda. Read full book review >

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HITLER by Volker Ullrich
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Timely, given the increase in right-wing intransigence throughout the world, and one of the best works on Hitler and the origins of the Third Reich to appear in recent years."
"Everything is happening exactly as we predicted." So exulted Adolf Hitler in his salad days, before he brought the world tumbling down around him. Read full book review >

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THE HITLER SALUTE by Tilman Allert
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"A penetrating work of paralinguistic analysis."
A brief but revealing semiotics of the swastika set. Read full book review >

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WHY THE GERMANS? WHY THE JEWS? by Götz Aly
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"An elegant, erudite historical survey employing deep research and excellent examples, even from the author's own family."
In a fluid translation, a German historian soundly explores the numerous attractions of the Nazi agenda to a deeply insecure, unsettled people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2003

"A fine, discursive study of war and peace, and a worthy companion to the late German writer W.G. Sebald's On the Natural History of Destruction (Feb. 2003)."
A thoughtful examination, by a noted German social and "consciousness" historian, of what happens to victor and vanquished alike in the aftermath of war. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"Despite these flaws, this biography will attract readers too young for John B. Severance's Thomas Jefferson (p. 1293). (b&w reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-13)"
In the Trailblazer Biography series, an entry that proceeds chronologically, through the highlights of Jefferson's life, from his boyhood in Virginia, college days, family, views on slavery, the construction of Monticello, his reluctant participation in the new government, retirement, and death, with an summary of his legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A fine author at his best: outstanding. (Biography. 12+)"
A fascinating portrait that vividly portrays Jefferson's extraordinary brilliance and complexity—and his deep ambivalence about slavery—setting his ideas against historical events and society and his own uniquely wide-ranging gifts. Read full book review >