Search Results: "Norman Stone"


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WORLD WAR TWO by Norman Stone
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Stone's well-known conservatism is on display mostly in his greater praise of America and contempt for the Soviet Union, so readers of all stripes may roll their eyes, but they will find plenty to ponder."
Having written a long, quirky, often astute history of the post-World War era in The Atlantic and Its Enemies (2010), British historian Stone moves back in time to deliver a much shorter, entertaining history of the war itself. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR ONE by Norman Stone
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A stimulating, easily digested introduction to the cataclysm that inaugurated the 20th century."
The First World War in fewer than 250 pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Readers who can tolerate Stone's often-irate editorializing will find a quirky but perceptive history."
A sharp, highly opinionated chronicle of the Cold War. Read full book review >

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MIND OVER MATTER
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Cover Story: Take Note

BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: State of Mind

Bonus Factors: Secret Club, Poetry, Awesome Grownups

Relationship Status: Successful Blind Date

Cover Story: Take Note

Is it just me, or has there been a surge of book covers with notes lately? (See ...


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NORMAN OHLER
by Claiborne Smith

If someone asked you to guess how many books have been written about Adolf Hitler or Germany’s World War II–era army, you might think, “Do I have to?” And you would be forgiven for reacting that way: even if you don’t know the number of books, you know the tally must be overwhelming (in fact, a cursory search on ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY ON CINNAMON STREET by Phoebe Stone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An outstanding tale of love, loss and the true power of friendship. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Something terrible happened to seventh-grader Louise's parents, and only the kindly ministrations of an unknown admirer can pull her back from her insulating—suffocating—layers of denial. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE ANCESTORS #1: TIGER by Jeff Stone
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2005

"Readers hoping for the wild twists and epic sweep of L.G. Bass's Sign of the Qin (2004) may be disappointed, though, and several plot threads are left a-dangling. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Five young brothers, each master of a different kung fu style, flee the destruction of their hidden monastery in this unpolished but energetic martial-arts series opener. Read full book review >

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IMAGINE LOVE by Katherine Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Soap at its most operatic, though the playing on the heartstrings occasionally strikes an affecting emotional note. (Author tour)"
In ultra-purple prose, the author of Pearl Moon (1995) and others returns with another three-coupled romance, once again leading six worthy souls through tough-time purgatory into true- love heaven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YEAR OF THE COW by Jared Stone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2015

"Though Stone engages in a few meandering asides and perhaps tries to extract too much meaning from rather prosaic subjects, he nonetheless offers provocative thoughts on our carnivorous history and contemporary options, adding some tantalizing snout-to-tail recipes."
Debut author Stone, Emmy-winning TV producer, wrangles a lively, informative, sometimes-intimate tale from his family's adventure eating a freezer full of beef over two years of culinary and lifestyle change. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH PROBLEMS by Robert Stone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2010

"Vintage Stone. Enough said."
Alienated, angry outsiders stalk the dangerous edges of their unraveling lives in the great American novelist's collection of grim short fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"A fascinating and factual introduction to the history of domestic life. (Illustrations)"
The concluding volume of Stone's excellent trilogy on marriage in early modern England (Uncertain Unions, 1992; Road to Divorce, 1990). Read full book review >