Search Results: "Paul Doherty"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE HERALD OF HELL by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A cerebral, slowly unwinding whodunit rooted in history, packed with details of lives so wretched that it's no wonder revolution was in the air."
As a revolution brews amid the squalid streets of 1381 London, a murder fights for attention. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON ARCHER by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the end, his logical leaps reveal a murderer with a genuinely gothic, if not terribly plausible, motive."
On the morning of a great hunt, a hidden archer bags Lord Henry Fitzalan, who used his power to alienate everyone around him—and even a few across the Channel, perhaps including his fellow hunter Amaury de Croan, the cunning envoy from Philip IV of France. Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF HELL by Paul Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"In this third series entry (The Godless Man, 2002, etc.), Doherty effectively accelerates the tension and the bloodshed as Telamon approaches the solution. Astute puzzle fans may even be able to crack the code."
It's 334 b.c. As confident Alexander the Great prepares to attack the wealthy city of Halicarnassus, a secret killer threatens his tightly organized assault. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF DEATH by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"His many fans, especially Greek history buffs, will doubtless enjoy this excursion."
The author deserts 14th-century England and Ancient Egypt (The Mask of Ra, 1999, etc.) to focus on the rivalry between Greece's Alexander the Great and Persia's King Darius in 334 b.c. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"It's Alexander fever time, with two new movies and a slew of books celebrating the renowned conqueror. But this is a minor contribution at best, of much less interest than Paul Cartledge's Alexander the Great: A New Life (p. 721)."
Alexander the Great wasn't a nice guy. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA AND THE STRANGE DEATH OF EDWARD II by Paul Doherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"A satisfying excursion for medieval-history buffs."
A lively reconstruction of events in medieval English history, full of all the good stuff: murder, adultery, treason, and a few beheadings. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >