Search Results: "Jonathan Fenby"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 7, 2012

"With a nod to previous (French) studies by Jean Lacouture, Eric Roussel, Alain Peyrefitte, as well as the general's own extensive memoirs, this work is astute and psychologically probing."
A keen biography conveying the French general's driving sense of destiny. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2001

"Too broad-stroked a portrait to effectively assess the changes afoot in Hong Kong's postcolonial future."
A considered reading of the first two years of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"The horror of war brought pungently to life, with tragedies strewn everywhere, touching everybody."
A horrific piece of British national amnesia bobs to the surface in Fenby's absorbing account of the ill-fated Lancastria. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2004

"A welcome study that sheds new light on recent Chinese history."
A well-done life of the legendary but now little-studied Chinese leader. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Ambitious, demanding (for readers) look at China and all its complexities."
Former editor of the Observer and the South China Morning Post, Fenby (The General: Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved, 2012, etc.) offers extensive analyses of today's China and where the future may take it. Read full book review >

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FRANCE ON THE BRINK by Jonathan Fenby
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1999

"A better guide than Fenby could hardly be found to weigh the opportunities and dangers that face France in the coming century."
A rich, masterful study of modern France - its politics, national characteristics, and people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2008

"Essential desk-side reference to help with the sifting and understanding of the enormous changes taking place in a China poised between the old and the new."
A sweeping, reasoned history portrays China as still caught in its age-old bind between authoritarianism and the need to join the world. Read full book review >

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FRANCE by Jonathan Fenby
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A capable history sure to appeal to all lovers of France."
Fenby (Will China Dominate the 21st Century?, 2014, etc.) investigates France's attempts to live up to her revolutionary ideals and how she has become a prisoner of her history and its narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >

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AT NIGHT by Jonathan Bean
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Quietly lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small in both size and concept, this sweet, gentle story is perfectly constructed and balanced. Read full book review >

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MISSING! by Jonathan Langley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And his warm-hearted illustrations make the whole episode a spoonful of sweet medicine. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pair of feverish imaginations work their respective owners into swivets in this gently amusing story of crossed signals. Read full book review >

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A FOR ANTARCTICA by Jonathan Chester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 1995

"Recommended only for those in need of pictorial material on this region. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pastiche of full-color photographs, some quite wonderful, that do not make a coherent alphabetical listing. Read full book review >