Search Results: "Paul Strathern"


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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"Strathern does not take sides as he delivers a deft, often gruesome account of events in that distant era when Christianity was a matter of life and death."
Boko Haram and the Taliban are uniquely bloodthirsty, but they follow a long tradition of puritan reformers, among them the subject of this book, the Italian Dominican friar Savonarola (1452-1498). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Accessible and impressive in scope."
Historian Strathern (Napoleon in Egypt, 2008, etc.) explores the decisive influence of a ruthless Renaissance prince on both a diplomat and an artist. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON IN EGYPT by Paul Strathern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Inserting extracts from diaries and letters, the author does a solid job re-creating Napoleon's 'dream of an Oriental empire' without offering many new insights."
Strathern (James Joyce in 90 Minutes, 2005, etc.) wades into the muddy waters of France's fabled North African campaign in 1798-99. Read full book review >

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THE MEDICI by Paul Strathern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2016

"A fantastically comprehensive history covering the breadth of the great learning, art, politics, and religion of the period."
The prolific author continues to do what he does best—bring history to wondrous life—with this thorough history of the Medici family, the stimulus and backbone of the Renaissance. Read full book review >

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FOUCAULT IN 90 MINUTES by Paul Strathern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2000

"Readers will come away with enough fascinating vignettes to get them through two or three cocktail parties—which is probably more than most of them will require."
London-based writer Strathern (Berkeley in 90 Minutes, see above) offers a painless tongue-in-cheek introduction to French theorist Michel Foucault. Read full book review >

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THE VENETIANS by Paul Strathern
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2013

"The great artists, explorers and scientists of the period are well-noted, but La Serenissima is the true subject of this book, and a better inducement to visit would be hard to find."
The story of the spirit of the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Read full book review >