Search Results: "Paul Schneider"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by N.T. Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A very human Paul, brought to life by an experienced teacher and pastor—an excellent introduction for general readers."
Wright (New Testament and Early Christianity/University of St. Andrews; The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, 2016, etc.) draws from a lifetime of study on the figure of Paul to construct this useful biography of the early Christian missionary. Read full book review >

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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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OLD MAN RIVER by Paul Schneider
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A wild ride well worth taking, though readers may want to portage around some of the narrative rapids."
Another chockablock, environmentally focused, ambitious volume from Schneider (Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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BONNIE AND CLYDE by Paul Schneider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A pleasure for true-crime buffs and a better read than Jeff Guinn's Go Down Together (2009)—though Guinn breaks more news."
Fast-paced account of the fast-lived lives of Mr. Barrow and Ms. Parker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2006

"A you-are-there enterprise in the Steven Ambrose vein, full of surprising turns and not a few ironies."
Talk about a bad trip: Four would-be conquerors wander across some of North America's most difficult country for eight years, and they don't even find gold to make up for their troubles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"For a slice of real estate that doesn't suffer from literary neglect, Schneider's contribution is a welcome, lively, and ranging consideration. (photos, not seen)"
A crisp, filigreed history of the Adirondacks—from their beginnings in Grenville orogeny to last year's trapping harvest- -from Schneider, an editor at Mirabella. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"For the most part, a tight and cruising historical narrative—a rich tale for so small a piece of property. (drawings, photos, maps, not seen)"
A fine, if at times over-focused, portrait of Massachusetts' famed Cape and the islands that surround it, from travel writer and naturalist Schneider (The Adirondacks, 1997). 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 >

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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 >