Search Results: "Paula Kamen"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Sharp, entertaining, informative, and blessedly free of poor-me-see-how-I-suffered-ism."
A darkly witty account of Kamen's long search for a cure for her headache, melded with a report on medicine's failure to solve the mystery of headaches and society's reluctance to take them seriously—especially when it's a woman who has them. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A disquieting reminder of the old maxim, 'The dead can't answer back.'"
An attempt to explain a friend's baffling suicide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A highly responsible and eye-opening work—and an excellent complement to Susan Faludi's Backlash (reviewed above)."
A startling view of the younger generation's attitude toward feminism, in which the older feminist generation is roundly criticized and a new style of exploration emerges. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"Well written and exactingly researched, of much appeal for professional historians and general readers with an interest in the world-systems view of things."
Wide-ranging survey considers Spain's conquest of much of the Americas in the light of conditions and developments back home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"While its wealth of detail will appeal more to academics and other specialists than to lay readers, its clear prose makes it accessible to all."
A very well researched, kaleidoscopic study of late medieval and early modern Europe's most notorious—if hardly its most devastating—religious and racial witch hunt. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN MUSIC by Gloria Kamen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Dishearteningly, it lacks a discography that could bring the book's audience even closer to Felix and Fanny's music. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Felix Mendelssohn's music ushers in most marriages; his sister Fanny's music remains mostly unpublished and unperformed. Read full book review >

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PHILIP OF SPAIN by Henry Kamen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"Essential reading for all students of the turbulent 16th century. (32 illustrations, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A scholarly and comprehensive biography that reconsiders the reputation of King Philip II of Spain (152798). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2007

"Perhaps too wide-ranging, but proficiently covers enormous cultural and literary territory."
Another thorough survey of Spanish history and culture by accomplished British scholar Kamen (Empire: How Spain Became a World Power, 2003, etc.), focusing on the essential experience of mass exile over four decades in forming Spanish identity. Read full book review >

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SCARY MARY by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The glib ending notwithstanding, Mary's humorous tactics make her one of the more appealing barnyard brats around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals fly the coop when Scary Mary ruffles her feathers. Read full book review >

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PHILIP V OF SPAIN by Henry Kamen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A fresh history that profits from its psychological insights."
A biography of a manic-depressive, but surprisingly successful, king. Read full book review >

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THE ETERNAL CITY by Paula Morris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"A passable supernatural adventure for the summer break. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Teens visiting Rome become embroiled in a battle between ancient gods. Read full book review >