Search Results: "Pauline Maier"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULINE by Georg Hallensleben
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"The spreads are presented from a weasel's-eye-view are particularly captivating and reinforce Pauline's small stature and mighty impact. (Picture book. 3-6.)"
Pauline (32 pp.; $16.00; Oct. 5; 0-374-35758-7) The illustrator of Kate Banks's many books (The Bird, the Monkey, and the Snake in the Jungle, p. 62, etc,) goes solo for a tale that proves children's suspicion that bigger isn't always better. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 1997

"Arguably, the best book ever written on the Declaration of Independence. (First printing of 30,000)"

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A scrupulously even-handed presentation based on impressive scholarship."
An acclaimed scholar brilliantly tracks the fight over the Constitution's ratification: Was the proposed new government a confirmation or a betrayal of the American Revolution? Read full book review >

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VIVIAN MAIER by Pamela  Bannos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2017

"A sympathetic portrait of an artist who remains elusive."
Biography of a secretive photographer who became legendary after her death. Read full book review >

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PAULINE KAEL by Brian Kellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Like Kael's own books, this bio is a page-turner."
The first biography of arguably the most influential and controversial film critic at a turning point in cinema history. Read full book review >

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PAULINE BONAPARTE by Flora Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2009

"Pauline's blandishments grow quickly tedious, but Fraser does a lively job of delineating the story of her audacious clan."
Napoleon's younger sister—beautiful but not particularly compelling—receives effusive treatment from English biographer Fraser (Princesses: The Six Daughters of George III, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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CODE NAME PAULINE by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A gripping, true story of a courageous secret agent fighting behind enemy lines, as riveting as any work of historical fiction. (photographs, source notes, bibliography) (Memoir. 12-18)"
One of the most celebrated female World War II resistance fighters shares her remarkable, heroic story in this revealing chronicle of her experiences as a special agent for the British Special Operations Executive. Read full book review >

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THE MARQUISE and PAULINE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1999

"Sand is an important enough figure to merit posthumous publication and translation, but little here will interest anyone not already very interested in her."
Two novellas by the celebrated 19th-century French novelist, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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WHEN LIONS ROAR by Thomas Maier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"As this thick book jumps back and forth between the two families, Maier sometimes strains to link all the words and deeds, but his research carries the book along as interesting anecdotes continue to emerge."
Journalist Maier (Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love, 2009, etc.) pieces together a multigenerational saga of two renowned families.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"Largely airbrushed family portrait, with warts shown mainly on the face of a prejudiced society. (Two 16-page b&w photo inserts, not seen)"
A hefty, well-documented, glowing account of the Kennedys as prime examples of the Irish-Catholic experience in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"An engrossing account by an observant and insightful journalist reporting the most important story of his life, with additional input from his loyal and spirited caretaker. (Postscript by son Michael not seen.)"
A candid and moving account by Frank Maier, Newsweek's Chicago bureau chief, with help from his wife Ginny, of what it is like to face a death sentence from terminal liver disease and then be reprieved by the technological miracle of a liver transplant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1998

"Maier is masterful at the fast sprint of reportage, but he's simply unable to go the distance with this book."
A hopeful, if not entirely convincing, prismatic portrait of Africa in transition, by a longtime Africa correspondent for the Independent of England. Read full book review >