Search Results: "Olivier de Goursac"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"At best, a candidate for low-browsing orbit. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Content takes a back seat to production value in this glossy, oversized, superficial survey of space exploration. 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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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"Choice all the way and filled with unpublished letters from Larry to Tarquin, Jill, and others that reveal a charming but guilt-ridden Olivier."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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DE GAULLE by Jean Lacouture
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A leisurely biography that stints on explaining how de Gaulle worked his imperious will, but scores in detailing his evolution as a symbol of national unity and as a geopolitical realist. (Photographs.)"
Lacouture follows up his De Gaulle: The Rebel, 1890-1944 (1990) with another admiring volume, tracing how the triumphant leader of the Free French consolidated his position as the colossus bestriding his country's political institutions. Read full book review >

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DE-EXTINCTION by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >

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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"He also devotes considerable space to a discussion of the nature of the magnificent sculptures of saints, sinners, and demons added to the exterior of the cathedral, and its stained-glass windows. (262 illustrations, including 138 in color)"
While art historian Erlande-Brandenburg's careful, vigorous study of the construction of one of the greatest medieval cathedrals and of the symbolic intentions of its architecture, sculpture, and stained glass, does not break new ground, it does offer a clear, useful review of Notre Dame's long history and importance. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >