Search Results: "John Paul Stevens"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN PAUL THE GREAT by Peggy Noonan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2005

"A fan's notes, mainly of interest to the right-listing faithful."
Reverential study of the late pontiff by Reagan hagiographer (and Hillary scourge) Noonan, blending solid theology with a few pages from Tiger Beat ("His face was—oh, his face!"). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Critics will charge, rightly, that this account smacks of hagiography—but taken for what it is (i.e., a personal memoir of an enigmatic and powerful man), it is deeply satisfying."
A loving, tender portrait. Read full book review >

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JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE & BEN by Lane Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Still, this may serve as an entry point for kids who think that history is dry as dust, and 'Ye Olde True or False Section' really is pretty funny. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Despite the Beatles-reminiscent title, this offering concerns itself with not four, but five of the Founding Dads: John (Hancock), Paul (Revere), George (Washington), Ben (Franklin) and Tom (Jefferson). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Fine slice of American military and revolutionary history—good for commodores in the making, too."
Sturdy, seaworthy life of the Scottish-born hero of the American Revolution, whom John Adams characterized as "the most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy." Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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Released: May 9, 1977

"Yet the book glows with insights into both literature and personality and is sure to stand as a megalith in Stevens' criticism."
Harold Bloom sees modern poetry as a battlefield where new poets fight against their predecessors. Read full book review >

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POPE JOHN PAUL II AND THE CATHOLIC RESTORATION by Paul Johnson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 1982

"If not, Johnson's effort is liable to sound like just another shrill blast on the Vatican trumpet."
The best conservative treatment of the Pope to date, but so fiercely partisan that no one to the left of William Buckley will be able to stomach it. Read full book review >

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WALLACE STEVENS by Tony Sharpe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"Sharpe's impressively scholarly study will interest only devotees of modern poetry."
A carefully, if narrowly, drawn map of the battle lines in poet Stevens's aesthetic and personal struggles. Read full book review >

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SIX AMENDMENTS by John Paul Stevens
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"A refreshing set of opinions. One wishes that other retired justices would speak their minds so clearly, providing well-crafted arguments for others to take up."
The former Supreme Court justice proposes constitutional changes to restore the old republic. Read full book review >