Search Results: "Margaret MacMillan"


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HISTORY'S PEOPLE by Margaret MacMillan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A concise, educational overview of some of the men and women who have carved out spots in the annals of history and why they should be remembered. Fans of the author are in for another treat."
An acclaimed historian gives her take on some of the important people who have shaped the present world. Read full book review >

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PARIS 1919 by Margaret MacMillan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

"Absorbing, balanced, and insightful narrative of a seminal event in modern history."
From Canadian historian MacMillan (Women of the Raj, not reviewed), a lively and thoughtful examination of the conference that ended the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

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THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE by Margaret MacMillan
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"The author's presentation is so thorough that it is often easy to lose sight of her theme. While MacMillan's prose is mostly lively, it lacks a narrative flair that could help carry readers through this monumental work."
Award-winning academic MacMillan (International History/Oxford Univ.; Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History, 2009, etc.) takes on the origins of World War I. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"A wide-ranging and provocative testament to transparency as the best historical education."
MacMillan (History/Oxford Univ.; Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World, 2007, etc.) explores the nuances, manipulations and extortions of history. Read full book review >

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NIXON AND MAO by Margaret MacMillan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"First-rate popular history featuring a compelling cast, swift narration and rigorous analysis."
An account of the stunning 1972 visit by President Richard Nixon, long a Red-hater and -baiter, to the People's Republic of China. Read full book review >

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MISSIONS OF THE LOS ANGELES AREA by Diane MacMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 1996

"Those facts render this look at a shameful era in California's history a leap above most on the subject. (full-color and b&w maps, engravings, photos, maps, charts, diagrams, timeline, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The first in a series about the roles played by Native Americans, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Americans in the development and demise of 21 California missions set up by the Franciscans along the California coast in the 1700s. Read full book review >

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VILLAGE OF A MILLION SPIRITS by Ian MacMillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1999

"A sober account of an incomprehensibly evil episode from modern history: MacMillan has established himself as one of the surer guides through the Nazi genocide."
A fictional account of the daily routines inside the death camp at Treblinka, narrated in chilling straight-faced prose by MacMillan (Orbit of Darkness, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While there's little new ground broken, the missing child scenario, when done reasonably well, as it is here, is a reliable hook, and with Macmillan's taut pacing, this is an engaging debut."
The search for a missing boy is seen through the split perspective of his frantic mother and the police detective determined to solve the case, despite its deleterious effect on his psychological health. Read full book review >

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SWORD AND VERSE by Kathy MacMillan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"Kudos for a fresh take on a fraught topic but not for derailing slavery into a vehicle for romantic angst. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Literacy becomes the key to liberation in a thoughtful debut fantasy. Read full book review >

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ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly Macmillan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Though the story is emotionally compelling and Macmillan nails the complexity of adolescent friendship, the central mystery is lacking."
A friendship between two teenage boys seems to implode when one is found unconscious in a Bristol canal. Read full book review >

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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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