Search Results: "John Julius Norwich"


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SICILY by John Julius Norwich
NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2015

"Richly nuanced history relayed with enormous fondness."
The eminent British historian returns to a subject and place that inspired his first book 50 years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"Norwich doesn't skirt controversies, ancient and present, in this broad, clear-eyed assessment."
From the disciple Peter to the reigning Benedict, accomplished British historian Norwich (The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean, 2006, etc.) fashions a spirited, concise chronicle of the accomplishments of the most noteworthy popes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Entrancing historical interpretation, perfectly cast. (Color and b&w illus.)"
Noted historian Norwich (Byzantium, 1989, etc.) takes a brilliantly nuanced look at the relations between England's kings and Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Engaging essays informed by first-rate scholarship and leavened with deep affection."
A leading authority on Venice offers a series of lovely, closely related essays on significant visitors to the city during the 19th century. Read full book review >

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BYZANTIUM: The Early Centuries by John Julius Norwich
Released: March 25, 1989

The first of a projected three-volume popular history of the Byzantine Empire, this work from Norwich (A Taste For Travel: An Anthology, 1987, A History of Venice, 1982) is fact-filled and breezy, but without any real depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"Warm, shrewd and glowing with love for her son, these letters offer an indelible portrait of an extraordinary woman and her vanished world."
A mother's letters to her son illuminate British history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bad behavior makes for entertaining history, and age has not diminished Norwich's skills, so readers may gnash their teeth but will continue to turn the pages."
In the decades after 1500, four energetic rulers jockeyed for pre-eminence in a turbulent Europe. Read full book review >

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BYZANTIUM by John Julius Norwich
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 1992

"Not a world in which many would want to live, but, in this superbly enjoyable overview, well worth any reader's visit. (Thirty-two pages of photographs, 16 in color—not seen.)"
Norwich combines wonderfully deadpan humor and a keen appreciation for the narrative potential of popular history in this delightful second installment in his projected three-volume study of the Byzantine Empire. Read full book review >

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NORWICH by Karen  Crouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"An inspiring story of a unique town."
In her debut, a New York Times sportswriter explores why a small town in Vermont has become the "perfect incubator for developing the ideal Olympic athlete." Read full book review >

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JULIUS by Angela Johnson
by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Dav Pilkey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Using ink, paint, fabric swatches, and even coffee spatters, Pilkey creates a riotous sequence in which Maya's happy face contrasts comically with her parents' glowers while her adored pink friend floats with bulbous grace. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of When I Am Old With You (1990) and other celebrations of loving companionship teams up with the mad colorist of When Cats Dream (1992) for a tale of a black family that finds itself saddled with a huge, exuberant pet. Read full book review >

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JULIUS CAESAR by Philip Freeman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Scholarly and contextually rich, yet accessible and reasonably succinct."
A fresh look at one of history's most dynamic and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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JULIUS WINSOME by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Finely tooled outsider fiction, as chilling as it is ultimately humane."
Man loses man's best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Read full book review >