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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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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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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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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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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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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ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Maureen McCarthy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Older teens just stepping into adulthood will recognize and appreciate Rose's authentic transformative experiences. (Fiction. YA)"
Rose's road trip up the Australian coast invokes flashbacks from the previous year, when her parents' marriage, plans for college and best friendship all fell apart. Read full book review >

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FIRST FATHER, FIRST DAUGHTER by Maureen Reagan
Released: April 3, 1989

If all of this cheery book were as clichÇd and sanitized as the opening chapters, one could write it off as the first of the first family's memoirs: exuberant yet inconsequential. Read full book review >

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DIVINING BLOOD by Maureen McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"But still much to enjoy."
All McCoy's strengths—a feisty heroine, a strong regional presence, and much colorful writing—are here, but again the premise and resolution, in this her third novel (Summertime, Walking After Midnight), seem imposed rather than naturally evolving. Read full book review >