Search Results: "Norman Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"But Davies's many fans will find themselves well sated by the portraiture, the detail, and the richness shared here. (32 pages b&w photos)"
An amiable, discursive ramble through the several lives of Canada's octogenarian novelist. ``Sometimes I quake and grow pale, for it looks as if the Twilight Years, when I ought to be growing roses and sucking my dentures in peace, are going to be passed in back-breaking toil,'' once quipped the then 64-year-old author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2000

"As such, this appealing biography will certainly meet and exceed the expectations of a burgeoning new audience for the artist's life and work. (Biography. 8-11)"
A handsome, well-designed book and a terrific, engaging read, this is an openly affectionate portrait of Rockwell as both the man and the artist. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of self-directed learning and thinking outside the box. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A gently satirical and ultimately liberating look at modern education. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"As usual with Davies, an exceedingly accomplished and dauntingly thorough study."
Distinguished British historian Davies (No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945, etc.) delves into 15 once-great, now-fallen states, from the ancient Visigoths to the Soviet Union. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Emphasizes why it is necessary to continue to examine and amend a complex story whose many facets will take much more searching to be told."
World War II study that seeks to challenge traditional and, Davies (Rising '44: The Battle of Warsaw, 2004, etc.) argues, glaringly inaccurate narratives of the event. Read full book review >

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RISING ’44 by Norman Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2004

"'Every single member of the Allied community [holds] a share of the responsibility' for the betrayal, Davies insists. And here he issues a resounding indictment."
A thorough recounting of what the author considers to be "one of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century"—and surely one of the most shameful betrayals in the world annals. Read full book review >

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THE ISLES by Norman Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"An exuberantly iconoclastic overturning of Albion's sacred cows that simultaneously enlarges our understanding of the past. (8 color and 25 b&w pp. of illustrations, 12 maps—not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
As the United Kingdom uncertainly faces integration with Europe abroad and devolution at home, historian Davies (History Emeritus/London Univ.; Europe: A History, not reviewed) delivers a narrative that is as opportune as it is ambitious and provocative. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Emphasizes why it is necessary to continue to examine and amend a complex story whose many facets will take much more searching to be told."
World War II study that seeks to challenge traditional and, Davies (Rising '44: The Battle of Warsaw, 2004, etc.) argues, glaringly inaccurate narratives of the event. Read full book review >

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NORMAN, SPEAK! by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Norman's rocking rump and hula dance are quite the highlights—it's a language everyone can understand. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture-book debut, novelist Adderson (Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love, 2014, etc.) provides an affectionate look into the surprises of bringing home a new pet. Read full book review >

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NOT NORMAN by Kelly Bennett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

In Bennett's story, a little boy (African-American) gets a goldfish as a present. Read full book review >

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NORMAN MAILER by J. Michael Lennon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Detailed and anecdotal without being gossipy (a yarn concerning a nicotine-addicted cat notwithstanding) and a must-read for students and admirers of Mailer's work."
Appropriately sprawling biography of the larger-than-life writer, brawler, provocateur and bon vivant. Read full book review >