Search Results: "Neil MacGregor"


BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE'S RESTLESS WORLD by Neil MacGregor
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Beautifully illustrated, MacGregor's history offers a vibrant portrait of Shakespeare's dramatic, perilous and exhilarating world."
What did Elizabethan theatergoers eat while watching Hamlet? Read full book review >

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GERMANY by Neil MacGregor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A comprehensive record jam-packed with visuals."
The director of the British Museum tells the compelling story of a traumatized country through objects and places that represent the enduring strength and hope of the people. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS by Neil MacGregor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A book to savor, full of information and surprises."
An arresting world history told through the stories of 100 objects that can be found in the British Museum. Read full book review >

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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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THE HANGED MAN by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1998

"MacGregor (Mistress of the Bones, 1995, etc.) pulls out all the stops—you'll find more psychics here than in the year-end issue of the National Enquirer—yet still manages to keep the pot boiling, if not quite believably, until the final surprise."
Murder and kidnaping are only the tip of the iceberg in this extravagant, yet soberly plotted, tale of parapsychology run amok. Read full book review >

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THE BAD LUCK BRIDE  by Janna MacGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An impressive debut."
Fifth time's the charm. Read full book review >