Search Results: "Olivier Zunz"


BOOK REVIEW

PHILANTHROPY IN AMERICA by Olivier Zunz
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A sterling example of how an academic author can combine high-level theory with interesting, important real-world examples."
A readable account of how philanthropy caught on in the United States more pervasively than any other nation. Read full book review >

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OLIVIER by Philip Ziegler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Despite a lack of revelations, this is probably the best Olivier book for general readers."
Veteran biographer Ziegler (Edward Heath, 2010, etc.) offers a well-rounded portrait of the legendary English actor. Read full book review >

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OLIVIER by Terry Coleman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Writers, like God, dwell in details. Coleman should have remembered that He also makes judgments."
Once more unto the great actor's life, and what a slog it becomes. Read full book review >

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LAURENCE OLIVIER by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 1992

"Sure to be read for the gossip, and worth skimming for curious bits of interview material, but—with its flat delivery and spotty documentation—an only so-so addition to the crowded Olivier reference room. (More than 75 halftones—not seen.)"
Despite having conducted dozens of interviews with those who knew Olivier, Spoto (author of biographies of Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, and others) offers little important new material—and few fresh insights—in this long, uninspired biography. Read full book review >

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RECOLLECTIONS by Olivier Zunz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"In many ways as relevant as the day it was written and great fun to read."
A shrewd, on-the-ground account of how political change is made—and unmade—by the author of Democracy in America. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER LAURENCE OLIVIER by Tarquin Olivier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Choice all the way and filled with unpublished letters from Larry to Tarquin, Jill, and others that reveal a charming but guilt-ridden Olivier."
Tarquin Olivier's second book, first published in Great Britain, follows his The Eye of the Day (1964—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA by Peter Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 2010

"Quirky and erudite, but the payoff in human-interest terms is meager."
A New World historical novel from Carey, the two-time Australian-born winner of the Man Booker prize. Read full book review >

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

"Good to meet you, Gus. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gus is a welcome addition to the Gossie & Friends series. Read full book review >

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WATERLOO & TRAFALGAR by Olivier Tallec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"It is a truism that children represent the future—engaging stories about conflict resolution are necessary, and this one stands out. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The pointlessness of war, powerfully told despite having no words. Read full book review >

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GIDEON & OTTO by Olivier Dunrea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A lovely and comforting addition to a charming series. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Gideon the gosling loves toy Otto; Gideon loses Otto; Gideon finds Otto. Joy, oh joy. Read full book review >

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HANNE’S QUEST by Olivier Dunrea
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Presented as a tidy-looking quarto, with a vignette and a full-page, formal painted scene in dark, subtly modulated colors for each chapter, this will appeal to young readers who revel in magic tales, but aren't quite ready for more voluminous fantasies. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Demonstrating that no, size doesn't matter, Dunrea sends a small speckled hen on a heroic quest to save her farm with Dragon magic. Read full book review >

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BOO BOO by Olivier Dunrea
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"The ink-and-watercolor illustrations are as simple as the text, and small children will recognize and relate to each story's tiny arc and resolution. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Dunrea adds to his almost-twee goose adventures with Peedie, a small yellow gosling and BooBoo, a small blue gosling. Read full book review >