Search Results: "Maureen Waller"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The groaning shelves of books about English royalty hardly require another volume, but at least Waller's take is refreshingly feminist."
Glossy, deeply detailed, occasionally repetitious comparative examination of the six queens who have ruled England in their own right. Read full book review >

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LONDON 1945 by Maureen Waller
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Vivid and highly readable: for students of WWII and urban history alike."
A gracefully rendered portrait of a great city at war. Read full book review >

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1700 by Maureen Waller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2000

"Here's material for many a budding picaresque romance. It's an expedition in time, educational and entertaining, and more edifying, surely, than a visit to Bedlam."
Londoner Waller offers a journey to another age and another London. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Colorful period details (Mary introduced chintz and blue china) and vivid portraits of legendary figures like the great Duke of Marlborough: lively, instructive history."
Densely detailed biographies of the Protestant sisters who betrayed their Catholic father James to become queens of England. Read full book review >

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MEAN, MEAN MAUREEN GREEN by Judy Cox

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An original, curious subject rendered in readable prose."
A layman's-terms explanation of the mysterious outbreak of a hysterical dance that seized people in the Middle Ages. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A worthy read for aviation and military-history buffs."
Pilot, patriot, and popinjay: a thoroughgoing account of Billy Mitchell's now-forgotten fall from grace. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Waller keeps the interest high and the pages turning in one of the more interesting spy books this year."
Former Newsweek and Time correspondent Waller expands on his earlier biography of the Office of Strategic Services founder (Wild Bill Donovan, 2011, etc.) with a history of the four men who worked for Donovan in the European theater.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A wholly satisfying biography of the man whose vision continues to guide American intelligence operations—both the daring and unconventional thinking and the delusions."
An exhaustive but never dull account of the founder of America's original intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"An informal, often entertaining excursion in the history of science."
An iconoclastic, decidedly revisionist look at the hit-or-miss business of science. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Fundamentally, however, time spent here is an enjoyable investment. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
Topping a standout decade for business, the mammoth DaimlerChrysler merger of 1998 was hard to miss, but this scoop goes into the vitals of the deal and cuts across headlines. Read full book review >

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A MAD, WICKED FOLLY by Sharon Biggs Waller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"An enjoyable historical romp. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Vicky Darling is the rebellious, artistically talented daughter of a wealthy plumbing magnate, coming of age in Edwardian England at the height of the women's suffrage movement. Read full book review >