Search Results: "Milton P. Horne"


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WHIRLWIND by Milton P. Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Frank, engaging discussion of the book of Job's poetic and theological complexities."
A fresh commentary about Job, one of the most puzzling books of the Old Testament. Read full book review >

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LA BELLE FRANCE by Alistair Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2005

"A pleasure for Francophile readers, balancing the recent space of dimwitted screeds against a nation that dares to go its own way, hyperpuissance be damned."
A sweeping, literate history of a nation that the English-speaking powers have found vexatious and puzzling—but certainly never boring. Read full book review >

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HAROLD MACMILLAN by Alistair Horne
Released: March 31, 1989

From British historian Horne (Napoleon, Master of Europe 1805-1807; A Savage War of Peace; etc.), the first volume of a multivolume, definitive biography of the British statesman. Read full book review >

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A BUNDLE FROM BRITAIN by Alistair Horne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1994

"The same qualities that produce brilliance in his historical writings—a penchant for detail and a pursuit of the social connections that bind his subjects together into complex entanglements—render his autobiography detached and impersonal."
A chatty, meandering memoir of the British historian widely known for his definitive, two-volume biography of the late prime minister Harold Macmillan (1989). Read full book review >

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SEVEN AGES OF PARIS by Alistair Horne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2002

"A lively primer of Parisian history, just the right companion for travelers to the city seeking a deeper understanding of the view before them."
A fittingly illuminating history of la ville lumière and of the great men and women who have passed beneath the gates of the French capital. Read full book review >

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RACE WOMAN by Gerald Horne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Any woman who divorces her first husband simply by declaring him dead is at the very least intriguing: Horne takes on a difficult subject and does a serviceable job."
The journey of an itinerant activist, narrated by historian Horne (Fire This Time, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2006

"A heart-wrenching chronicle of nature's wrath and the human condition."
Agonizing, in-the-trenches retelling of Hurricane Katrina and her catastrophic consequences. Read full book review >

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GARGOYLES GONE AWOL by Clémentine Beauvais
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Beauvais' narrative zips breezily along and gets to the end with several moments of laugh-out-loud cleverness—and that's enough to grab readers. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Young Sesame Seade returns for a second round of detective work around and about the colleges of Cambridge University (Sleuth on Skates, 2014), this time aided by friends Toby and Gemma.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"Clear and sometimes-passionate prose shows us the persistent nastiness underlying our founding narrative."
Horne (History and African-American Studies/Univ. of Houston; Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation, 2012, etc.) returns with insights about the American Revolution that fracture even more some comforting myths about the Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

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Girl Soldier by T.R. Horne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2016

"A fast-moving tale of a spy who, much like the novel itself, is a little ragged around the edges."
A farm girl enters a world of danger in Horne's (Breaking Mobius, 2013) military thriller.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Frequently profane, steeped in violent imagery, and sometimes unduly speculative, but Horne tells the whole story."
The city editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune analyzes an extraordinary sequence of events that turned a cut-and-dried murder case into a protracted, racially tinged mangling of due process. Read full book review >