Search Results: "Nigel Cliff"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2007

"First-rate social and theatrical history combined with a dash of Shakespearian critical appreciation: a noteworthy story."
From British journalist Cliff, a lapidary chronicle of a drama turned deadly: the 1849 brawl in front of the New York's Astor Place Theater that resulted in more than 20 deaths. Read full book review >

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MOSCOW NIGHTS by Nigel Cliff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Sweeping history combines with a sensitive rendering of Cliburn's extraordinary passion."
The glorious career of the Texan pianist who captured Russian hearts during the Cold War era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A useful addition to a continuing lively discussion of Christianity and Islam, situated both in respect of religions and culture, as well as empires and trade."
Historian and Economist contributor Cliff (The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama and Death in Nineteenth Century America, 2007) presents Portugal's outreach to India as a deployment by a fundamentalist Christian monarchy against Islam. Read full book review >

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Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series' next installment."
Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first-ever female detective, investigates a police lieutenant's murder and tracks down counterfeit bills in the second installment of Amato's (Made In Acapulco, 2012) mystery series. Read full book review >

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CLIFF WALK by Bruce DeSilva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2012

"As in Mulligan's hard-nosed debut, the real star here is Providence, which the author knows intimately."
Fresh from the Most Corrupt State competition comes a second persuasive entry that links pretty much every citizen of Providence to a child-snuff-porn ring. Read full book review >

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THE CLIFF by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Witty and urbane, the book is sure to capture the minds, if not the hearts, of armchair travelers and those who enjoy dark humor with their literature."
Prolific author Slavitt (Turkish Delights, 1993, etc.) deals up a delightful satire that punctures academia with a sure and measured hand. Read full book review >

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CLIFF HANGER by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Despite its lightweight treatment of what could have been a compelling story, dog-lovers, weather-watchers, and budding adventurers may appreciate this additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A disappointing effort from this well-respected pair. Read full book review >

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CLIFF HANGER by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1993

"Craig's writing improves the farther off-island he ventures, but no matter how lyrical his descriptions of the Rockies and how self-deprecatingly manly his hero, it still can't offset a thin plot—and far too many fish recipes."
When ex-Boston cop and current Martha's Vineyard fisherman Jeff ``J.W.'' Jackson (The Double-Minded Men, etc.) beats up Lloyd Cramer after Lloyd beat up his girlfriend Geraldine, everyone, including J.W., thinks it's Lloyd who makes three attempts on his life—until J.W. realizes someone is mistaking him for Weststock College professor John Skye and wants him dead for allegedly leading on and then abandoning student Bernie Orwell, causing her to commit suicide. Read full book review >

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MANKIND'S CLIFF OF EXTINCTION by
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 26, 2016

"An earnest but unclear and overwhelming attempt to clarify universal truths that affect humanity and its future."
An ambitious book seeks to explore—and provide a language for—difficult questions facing humanity. Read full book review >

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THE CLIFF HOUSE STRANGLER by Shirley Tallman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 12, 2007

"Tallman's intelligent heroine (The Russian Hill Murders, 2005) is a delight."
1881 San Francisco provides the setting for a series of brutal murders. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE CLIFF WALK by Mary Kruger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"A sequel promises to follow the debutante detective and her bridegroom to New York."
Three maids have already been killed on Newport, R.I.'s picturesque Cliff Walk during the summer of 1895 when Rosalind Sinclair's body is found in the same spot. Read full book review >