Search Results: "Michael Burleigh"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Sometimes difficult, but always discerning and immensely rewarding."
A British historian surveys the moral dimensions of signal moments of the 20th century's most destructive war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Of a piece with Paul Johnson's Modern Times and other conservative-tending intellectual histories."
Mix monotheisms and mammon, and you have an unholy mess—and the present age. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH by Michael Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A brilliant synthesis: lucid and felicitous, scholarly and compassionate."
A rich, comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Hitler's Germany, by historian Burleigh (Death and Deliverance, 1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2009

"Readable and provocative, though with a decidedly conservative cast."
A careful, sharp-edged study of warfare by other means. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"A notable contribution to the history of Nazi Germany—and a sobering reminder of what can happen when the claims of science, bureaucracy, and expertise go unchallenged."
A chilling documentation of what happened in Germany when the Nazis seized power and put their ideas on eugenics and euthanasia into action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"Entertaining, informative and refreshingly devoid of partisan advocacy, Burleigh offers a persuasive explanation of how America assumed the mantle of policeman of the developing world."
Acclaimed historian Burleigh (Moral Combat: Good and Evil in World War II, 2012, etc.) returns with a feisty review of two decades of decolonialization. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"A provocative reconsideration of early modern European history."
British historian Burleigh (The Third Reich, 2000) examines the rise of "the religion of politics," a cultural shift that gathered force in the late-18th century and paved the way for the omnipotent-state ideologies of the 20th. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL CÉZANNE by Robert Burleigh
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"An attractive, worthy contribution. (glossary, bibliography, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Both biography and art criticism, this exploration of Cézanne features well-reproduced paintings, mostly excellent design and text that's partly savvy and partly incomplete. Read full book review >

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IT'S FUNNY WHERE BEN'S TRAIN TAKES HIM by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1999

"Other children have taken similar journeys in many books, but the art provides an unusually clear evocation of the way imagination, anchored in reality, can bring the whole world right into the bedroom. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Pajama-clad Ben draws a train and steps on board, beginning a ride that takes him "Past green hills/Where horses browse,/An old farm house./A field of cows./And a whir and a whistle,/That seem to be saying,/To go anywhere/Is better than staying." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A fine portrait of an artist not on everyone's radar but whose work can be readily understood and appreciated by youngsters. (list of museums exhibiting Bellows' work, source notes, bibliography, illustration credits, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
That American painter George Bellows (1882-1925) packed a punch is shown to dramatic effect in this admiring introduction to his life and work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERCULES by Robert Burleigh
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"His textured, colored-pencil drawings emulate friezes, highlighting the chiseled features of Hercules in all his statuesque glory and heroism. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
He kills the savage lion; he destroys the dreaded, nine-headed hydra; he captures the guarded golden apples from the end of the earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Another 'I Slept With JFK' scenario, disingenuously and pretentiously veiled as the story of a 'woman on a quest.' (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The most riveting personality in this thin biography by freelance writer Burleigh is not its murdered subject, Georgetown socialite Mary Meyer, but instead the lawyer who successfully defended the murder suspect. Read full book review >