Search Results: "Noble Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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SPARTANS AT THE GATES by Noble Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Something different for historical fiction fans."
In the second volume of his Warrior Trilogy (Sons of Zeus, 2013), Smith's young warrior, Nikias, makes a perilous journey to seek aid from Athens to help defend the city-state of Plataea from the Spartans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A life-affirming, must-have morsel for Tolkien's colossal fan base."
How to live long and prosper, Hobbit-style. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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NOBLE CHASE by Michael Rudolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills."
A fast-moving legal thriller that's resolved on the high seas instead of in a courtroom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2004

"An entertaining introduction to Bordeaux, though little of it is new. (23 illustrations, 1 map)"
Wall Street Journal wine columnist Echikson explores the return of quality to Bordeaux over the past 20 years, as well as the economic flat-lining that will put a check on the recovery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"More than two-thirds of this rehabilitative work is a fascinating, accessible study of a little-known people."
A cultural anthropologist defends his deeply engaged lifetime of work with the Amazon Indians. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA SMITH by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2011

"Though the first-person narration sounds a little too close to the voice of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine, the richness of this new friendship and the gentle resolution will make readers hope for another installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Cinderella Smith cannot keep track of her shoes. Read full book review >

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NOBLE NORFLEET by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2002

"An ultimately unknowable hero in extreme and hopeless situations makes a tough read for non-pessimists."
A modern master takes a gloomy look at the damage wrought by mental illness. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH SMITH by Richard Lyman Bushman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"More complete but less evenhanded than Robert Remini's Joseph Smith (2002); some readers may find parts of Bushman's narrative to be overly credulous."
Orthodox life of the decidedly unorthodox Joseph Smith, founder and prophet of Mormonism. Read full book review >

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STEVIE SMITH by Frances Spalding
Released: May 29, 1989

From the author of Vanessa Bell: A Bloomsbury Portrait (1983), a comprehensive look at the life and literary work of Stevie Smith (1902-1971)—whose unorthodox, sometimes humorous, deceptively deep poetry won her acclaim throughout England and entree into intellectual society even as she continued to work as a secretary and live in an unfashionable London suburb. Read full book review >