Search Results: "Norman Davies"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BEN DRAWS TROUBLE by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Funny and exuberantly sweet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Ben Lukin, the bike-loving boy from Ben Rides On (2013), loses something of special significance: his sketchbook.Read full book review >

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BIZZY BEAR, LET'S GET TO WORK! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Bury the excessive exclamation points and focus on the visual details to salvage this dig. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Bizzy Bear knows how to get the job done. Read full book review >

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BEN RIDES ON  by Matt Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Great amusement for the bold and timid alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers and listeners will feel like cheering when this unprepossessing hero gets his due. Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Replete with both peaceful charm and a sense of wonder, this is a selection children will embrace and come back to time and time again. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The story of a very unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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THE STORM WHALE IN WINTER by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A meditative tale of family, friendship and warmth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A winter tale of a boy, his dad, and a whale Read full book review >

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GRANDAD'S ISLAND by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Wistful, tender, and lovely. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Syd and his grandfather share a world of imagination and endless, boundless love. Read full book review >

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FIRE RESCUE! by Benji Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sure to be a crowd pleaser for nimble-fingered little ones. (Board book. 1-3)"
Bizzy Bear, along with a crocodile, an elephant and a dog, has an exciting, interactive adventure as a firefighter. Read full book review >