Search Results: "Olivier Bernier"


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THE WORLD IN 1800 by Olivier Bernier
NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 2000

"A distinguished work of popular history. (photos, maps, not seen)"
A sweeping, impressively argued portrait of the dawn of the modern age that is also the most ambitious work yet by French historian Bernier (Fireworks at Dusk, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: May 23, 1989

Yet another 200th-anniversary-year work on the French Revolution—but not one that stands out. Read full book review >

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FIREWORKS AT DUSK by Olivier Bernier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 1993

"Poignant and incisive, Bernier, with a journalist's eye for meaningful detail, captures this confused era when the City of Light, at its brightest, was overcome by a political darkness from which it never recovered. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An informed and fascinating survey of Paris's hectic decade before the Nazi occupation, highlighting the contrast between the glittering culture and the collapsing civilization. Read full book review >

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Released: June 5, 2012

"This nuanced portrait of marriage offers insight alongside somber reflections, but its landscape is obsessively interior and not very eventful."
Who was Kate's friend Elizabeth—a capable, cheerful and optimistic mother, or the troubled soul her diaries reveal? Bernier's debut repetitively probes the enigmatic life of the American wife. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An inimitable life captured with spirited, winning immediacy."
Legendary art lecturer and L'OEIL magazine founder Bernier (Matisse, Picasso, Miró—As I Knew Them, 1991) collates jam-packed brief sketches of her long, eventful life. Read full book review >

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MATISSE, PICASSO, MIRO AS I KNEW THEM by Rosamond Bernier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

Bernier's first book is a reshaping of her slide and lecture series often given at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere. Read full book review >

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JASPER & JOOP by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A winning tale of opposites attracting in spite of the odds. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Meet a Felix and Oscar of the feathered variety in this pitch-perfect tale of friends as different as different can be. Read full book review >

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OLD BEAR AND HIS CUB by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Simplicity at its best. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Old Bear loved his Little Cub with all his heart. Little Cub loved Old Bear with all his heart." Read full book review >

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GOSSIE & FRIENDS by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2006

"A wonderful addition to Gossie collections. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Adorable goslings and numerous flaps will delight the dedicated fans of Gossie, Gertie, BooBoo, Peedie and Ollie. Read full book review >

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GEMMA & GUS by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A just plain ducky addition to this excellent picture-book series. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gosling siblings explore their world in this latest offering from Dunrea's Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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WHO DONE IT? by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"One page of pleasure after another. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The talented French author/illustrator Tallec returns with a puzzle game in which readers are challenged to pick the transgressor out of the lineup. Read full book review >