Search Results: "Michael Curtis Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

GODS AND LEGIONS by Michael Curtis Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"Stirring and adventurous tragedy of the first rank, written with all the gusto of a master pulp stylist."
Rousingly old-fashioned tale of a fourth-century philosopher-turned-Emperor. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2005

"Well-rounded it's not, but, again, Ford offers solidly researched and lustily violent military historical fiction."
Roman general and Asiatic warlord trade places in childhood and find comradeship—before the tides of history sweep them into bloody conflict. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KING by Michael Curtis Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2004

"Solid fun: a good, old-fashioned adventure tale with plenty of action and no narrative frills."
Continuing his fictional stroll through classical history, Ford (Gods and Legions, 2002, etc.) provides a swashbuckling account of the exploits of Mithradates the Great, King of Pontus and scourge of ancient Rome. Read full book review >

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THE TEN THOUSAND by Michael Curtis Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Ford brings an interesting, fictively personal outlook to one of the classics. Inspired and highly informed, The Ten Thousand may lead many readers back to the original."
Xenophon's Anabasis provides the model for this epic first novel of Greek mercenaries stranded in the heart of the Persian empire during the late fifth century b.c. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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HENRY FORD by Vincent Curcio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"An evenhanded study by an author determined to cover all the bases."
A nuts-and-bolts biography of the great American visionary portrays a character of enormous contrasts. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >