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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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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STORM SURGE by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The atmospheric Miami backdrop should boost local sales."
Minutes after mailing four envelopes filled with photos and cryptic notes to four different addresses, retired criminologist Charlie Potemkin is gunned down in his apartment, and it's up to husband-and-wife sleuths Mike McCleary and Quin St. Read full book review >

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BLUE PEARL by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"James more than holding her own against the smooth tough guys who took out her husband."
If only Palm Beach PI Mike McCleary had told his wife and partner, Quin St. Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF THE BONES by T.J. MacGregor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1995

"They'd be right at home in this mulligan stew of a thriller."
The latest murder victim in the diminishing circle of friends of Miami p.i.s Quin St. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"After this piece of good old new journalism's blister of words, the season is suddenly over, the reader wishing it weren't. (photographs, plus 8 pp. color insert, not seen)"
A colorful year on the road chasing NASCAR and sharing track-space with its ardent fans, from fine, clever-boots sportswriter MacGregor (special contributor, Sports Illustrated). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"An intriguing, if incomplete, account: Knox provides readers with a compelling reconsideration of the European revolutionary tradition, but one hopes that he will follow through with a companion volume that traces the further careers of Nazi opportunists."
A comparative study of German Nazism and Italian Fascism, by Anglo-American historian (and Vietnam vet) Knox. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Novel, to say the least—and despite the weird conclusions, a solid introduction to the subject. (Illustrations.)"
A theological Tootsie Roll pop from MacGregor (Philosophy/USC): a tasty study of beliefs about life after death, with a gooey mess at the center—the author's own decidedly unusual views on the matter. 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 >