Search Results: "Joachim Fest"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"A story of pathos and defeat rather than heroism and triumph, it may unwittingly reinforce our view of the aggregate unwillingness or inability of Germans to resist Hitler's vision."
Sure to fuel the continuing controversy over the response of German citizens to National Socialism. Read full book review >

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SPEER by Joachim Fest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Of great interest to students of the Nazi regime and of the inexhaustible human capacity for evil."
A thoughtful reassessment of Albert Speer's role in the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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NOT I by Joachim Fest
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A beautifully written and translated work that creates rare, subtle portraits of Germans."
A stunning portrait of a strenuously anti-Nazi family in Berlin who managed to hang on to their moral convictions during the brutalizing Hitler years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2004

"A well-considered slice of the Nazi era, and one with a happy ending."
A vivid reconstruction of the final weeks of Hitler's regime. Read full book review >

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PEST FEST by Julia Durango
ANIMALS
Released: June 5, 2007

"Clever and appealing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-7)"
In beauty, talent and skills, the housefly can't compete against other bugs. Read full book review >

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OCTOBER FEST by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2011

"The murders aren't very interesting, and the plotting self-destructs at the end, but along the way, the story is funny, ribald and brimming with small-town eccentrics."
Marriage in the ninth decade. Read full book review >

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JOACHIM: THE HERETIC by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An excellent, comprehensive read for any serious student of the Elizabethan Age and anyone concerned with intolerance."
This sequel to Stainer's Joachim's Magic has Joachim Gans back in Elizabethan England, where he is accused of heresy while his apprentice, Reis Courtney, works his way toward manhood. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE PUPPY FEST by Laurien Berenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Whatever you think of the mystery, the heroine's interviews of the nine Brody kids, each crazier than the next, are worth the price of admission."
It's mutts vs. purebreds as Melanie Travis (Live and Let Growl, 2016, etc.) investigates the death of a dog-loving philanthropist. Read full book review >

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TREBLE AT THE JAM FEST by Leslie Budewitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2017

"The fourth entry in Budewitz's series is a pleasing read with a thoughtful heroine, a plethora of red herrings, and some foodie tips though nothing to set it above many another culinary cozy."
Murder is bad for business in a Montana town that depends on the tourist trade. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Several weeks' worth of good reading, and an invaluable gathering of the best of a remarkable literary tradition."
The ordeal of an embattled populace and the variety of a robust folk culture are preserved in this enormous anthology: an admirable labor of love executed with matchless skill by the veteran translator of Mann, Proust, Kafka, and many others. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"He may be right that the possible anti-Semitism of Nietzsche's Wagner phase hasn—t really been dealt with—maybe, even, that Nietzsche was a homosexual—but Kîhler's own exploration of these questions is itself insufficient. (14 illustrations)"
A speculative, sometimes fanciful interpretation of the relationship between Friedrich Nietzsche and Richard Wagner. Read full book review >