Search Results: "Marcello Di Cintio"


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WALLS by Marcello Di Cintio
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Solid journalism that takes readers into cheerless, contested places they probably would not wish to see for themselves. An eye-opener."
Canadian journalist Di Cintio (Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey into the Heart of Iran, 2006, etc.) leads a whirlwind tour of the world, looking at the unlikely places where the human mania for erecting barriers has shown itself. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A work so microscopically focused that it fails to convey a larger significance."
Italian historian Simonetta revisits the Pazzi conspiracy of 1478. Read full book review >

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THE VERDI-BOITO CORRESPONDENCE by Marcello Conati
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"A must-have for every music lover's shelf."
Twenty years (1880-1900) of indispensable letters between Italy's greatest opera composer and his last, most accomplished librettist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"A fresh piece of turbulent French history."
Napoleon's recalcitrant, republican younger brother has his say in this lively reconstruction of the Bonaparte family's accession to power. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A grim portrait of brutality, fanaticism, and the cheapness of human life in wartime, etched by people whose voices have been faithfully rendered."
A harrowing compilation of accounts from survivors of Japanese POW camps in the eastern Pacific. Read full book review >

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JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER by Larry Di Fiori
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting moniker and a gang of dwarfish, masked minions. Read full book review >

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TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >

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ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It would be great to report that di Marco hits her stride in this sophomore installment. But her failure to connect her plot more closely to her astrological premise leaves her story disappointingly flat."
An astrologer looks to the stars to help her solve the shocking shooting of a friend's sister. Read full book review >

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THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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PRAYERS OF AN ACCIENTAL NATURE by Debra Di Blasi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"MPSLUGetc) are obvious, annoying, and very old-hat."
Twelve stories, mostly depicting life among intellectually and emotionally overwrought young people in present-day America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"A good example of how focused biographical writing, when skillfully executed, can enlighten as well as a full-life biography."
Amid the outpouring of Theodore Roosevelt biographies, National Wildlife senior editor Di Silvestro (In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars, 2007, etc.) provides an examination focused on four years (1884-1888) of the president's early manhood. Read full book review >