Search Results: "Michael Flanders"


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THE HIPPOPOTAMUS SONG by Michael Flanders
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Theater-goers may remember this deftly phrased song from the duo's delightful show, At the Drop of a Hat (1959). Read full book review >

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THE REPUBLIC OF VIRTUE by Jefferson Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A well-crafted page-turner for history buffs, Francophiles, and casual fiction fans alike."
In Flanders' gripping historical novel, a Boston businessman searches for his missing brother in 1793 Paris as France teeters on the verge of implosion. Read full book review >

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A BED OF SCORPIONS by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sam's second appearance (A Murder of Magpies, 2015, etc.) is a joy to read, filled with diverting characters, a socially clumsy but clever heroine, and a mystery filled with dubious characters."
A book editor's esoteric knowledge helps solve a crime. Read full book review >

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BUSHWOMEN by Laura Flanders
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Reporting that matters, delivering information necessary to make knowledgeable decisions at the voting booth."
Progressive journalist Flanders sketches sharp portraits of six women in the Bush administration. Read full book review >

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THE BOSTON TRADER by Jefferson Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2015

"A sequel that stands firmly on its own, brimming with political intrigue and historical drama."
A Boston merchant is falsely accused of murdering a government official in 18th-century China in Flanders' (The Girl from Recoleta and Other Stories of Love, 2014, etc.) intricate sequel to The Republic of Virtue (2014). Read full book review >

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THE VICTORIAN CITY by Judith Flanders
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2014

"A terrific companion while reading Boz himself."
A well-stuffed compendium on the transformational era in the history of London that fed both Charles Dickens' imagination and his well of outrage. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The author's extensive knowledge of lifestyles and simple, concise writing combine for an enjoyable book showing how families have joined, separated, and rejoined over the last 500 years."
Social historian Flanders (The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London, 2014, etc.) follows the evolution of the home from an edifice offering minimal shelter to present-day standards.Read full book review >

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A MURDER OF MAGPIES by Judith Flanders
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"The first novel by historian Flanders (The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London, 2014, etc.), though a bit frazzled, is full of charm and characters worth visiting again."
Even in the insular world of book publishing, murder has its place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2013

"A grisly, grim slog through the history of Victorian murder, punctuated occasionally by intriguing historical lessons."
Flanders (Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain, 2006, etc.) attempts to trace the growth of murder and its detection in Victorian England. Read full book review >

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A CAST OF VULTURES by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"The highlights of the third in this marvelous and often amusing series (A Bed of Scorpions, 2016, etc.) are neighborhood characters who are a basket of enjoyables and a complex and brainy heroine."
A missing neighbor, a series of fires, and turmoil at work are just the start of Samantha Clair's problems. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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