Search Results: "Marius B. Jansen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAKING OF MODERN JAPAN by Marius B. Jansen
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A master work that will prove to be the definitive history of a dynamic society."
A tremendous history of the upheavals that transformed Japan into the world's most successful of non-Western countries. Read full book review >

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AN AFFAIR OF HONOR by Richard Marius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2001

"That Marius (After the War, 1992, etc.), who died in 1999, could create a vivid cast of characters is made clear once again. But this is a book chock-a-block with characters, the vivid and the prosaic getting virtually equal treatment."
Published posthumously, Marius's last is a brilliant though overcrowded story about a young southerner's violent coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF MANY ROOMS by Marius Gabriel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1998

"Well-written and perfectly paced: a sexy, gripping thriller that doesn't miss a beat."
Gabriel's third romantic suspenser (The Mask of Time, 1994, etc.) is a taut—and tense'story of a woman who must choose between a man she loves and a long-lost daughter, a choice complicated by the fact that either one of them may be a murderer. Read full book review >

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MARTIN LUTHER by Richard Marius
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Valuable for its depiction of Luther's mad wrestling with doubt and despair, but too one-sided to capture the contradictions in its complex subject. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
The darkest biography yet of the irascible Luther, by Harvard professor emeritus and novelist Marius (Thomas More: A Biography, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

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AFTER THE WAR by Richard Marius
Released: May 21, 1992

"An unusual, compelling immigrant's tale, vibrant in mingling present and past and redolent with personal and social history; the dramatic peaks are masterful and memorable, even if the fires burn low in the end."
Following a hiatus of more than 15 years, in which Marius wrote the acclaimed biography Thomas More (1984), he returns to fiction with a moving vision of race, religion, and progress in the Tennessee back-country during WW I and the 1920's. Read full book review >

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MUSIC’S BRIDE by Marius Kociejowski
Released: June 2, 2000

"The sentence, like the poetry, requires long puzzling and offers brief rewards."
Kociejowski, an antiquarian bookseller living in England, offers us a short and motley collection of poems centering on the theme of music. Read full book review >

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THE MASK OF TIME by Marius Gabriel
Released: March 15, 1994

"Despite the usual genre cliches and an occasional jarring note of sexism, this is a well-paced and engaging read."
A satisfying Nazi/Cold War potboiler by the author of The Original Sin (1992) that turns on the heat at the start and doesn't let up until the kettle shrieks 592 pages later. Read full book review >

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THE ORIGINAL SIN by Marius Gabriel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"A sexy, hard-to-put-down read from a writer likely to draw an enthusiastic following."
A first hardcover (and first US publication) for American writer Gabriel, who lives in Spain: a hefty but positively riveting tale of love and loss that spans three continents and as many generations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But this slight, earnest book is never as eloquent as his triumphant victory lap around Viking Ship Olympic Hall with his baby, Janie, aloft in his arms."
For anyone who wasn't glutted during the 1994 Winter Olympics with the tale of Dan Jansen's slippery skate for the gold, here it is in his own words (with the help of McCallum, Shaq Attaq!, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ANNE FRANK by Ronald Wilfred Jansen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A by-the-book study of Anne Frank's life that doesn't quite capture a new side to her story."
An exploration of the places and people that shaped Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Read full book review >