Search Results: "Mario Medici"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE MEDICI by Paul Strathern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A fantastically comprehensive history covering the breadth of the great learning, art, politics, and religion of the period."
The prolific author continues to do what he does best—bring history to wondrous life—with this thorough history of the Medici family, the stimulus and backbone of the Renaissance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER MARIO by Jeff Ryan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Late stumbles aside, an effective and entertaining overview of the video-game industry's history and Nintendo's essential role in shaping it."
A gaming journalist retraces Nintendo's unlikely shaping of video-game history through a pudgy Italian plumber named Mario. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"A bright literary exercise, the third in the new series Enterprise ('the business book as literature'). (14 illus., not seen)"
The prolific Parks (Judge Savage, 2003, etc.), a Britisher now at home in Italy, offers a Renaissance splendor that is often scanted in the artistic glory of the era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIO MAKES A MOVE by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A charming story of friendship, dance moves, artistic fervor and squirrels. (And squirrel facts!) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mario is a squirrel who loves his dance moves, from the "Bowling Ball" to "Twirly Ballet Arms," and his relatives assure him he is amazing. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >

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MARIO & BABY GIA by Mario Lopez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good choice for children with younger siblings and cousins, especially Latinos. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Returning with his second picture book, Lopez (Mud Tacos, 2009) stresses the importance of family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2006

"Animal lore and history have rarely been treated so delightfully."
A lively account of how exotic animals have helped further the political ends of princes and potentates, from the Ptolemys to Chairman Mao. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MEDICI DAGGER by Cameron West
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Bodies galore. For ages 12-14."
An amateurish James Bond-style shoot-'em-up that would leave even Ian Fleming running for cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Valuable reading for students of Renaissance society and the performing arts."
A detailed account of theatrical pageants celebrating one of the most sumptuous weddings of Renaissance Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER OF A MEDICI PRINCESS by Caroline P. Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"This enjoyable page-turner would make a fantastic biopic."
Portrait of an Italian princess who bucked tradition, embraced the arts and constantly defied her husband's wishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG SILENCE OF MARIO SALVIATI by Etienne van Heerden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Ambitious but diffuse."
Van Heerden offers a lyrical but underpowered interpretation of his country's history as a young woman visits an isolated village that's trapped in the past. Read full book review >