Search Results: "Peter Constantine"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2010

"Not necessarily for general readers, but the author provides valuable insight into Constantine's era."
Scholar Stephenson (History/Univ. of Durham; Byzantium's Balkan Frontier: A Political Study of the Northern Balkans, 900-1204, 2000, etc.) offers a stately though academic biography of the first Roman emperor who converted to Christianity, with a heavy emphasis on the archaeological record. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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SELF’S DECEPTION by Bernhard Schlink
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 12, 2007

"Antic, laconic, melancholy and oddly extroverted—a tonic corrective for two generations of German self-scrutiny."
Ex-Nazi prosecutor Gerhard Self (Self's Punishment, 2005), still working as a private eye in a reunified Germany, gets a case that involves somebody else's political guilt, or lack thereof. Read full book review >

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THE BIRD IS A RAVEN by Benjamin Lebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2006

"Mirroring the early, bitter work of Brett Easton Ellis and Jay McInerney, this is tough, twilit fare: youth as madhouse."
Jagged, lyrical, this gem from a 23-year-old wunderkind of German fiction (Crazy, 2000) shines darkly. Read full book review >

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CONSTANTINE THE EMPEROR by David  Potter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"A good fit for academics and students of Roman history. General readers will need to work to keep the players and locations straight and patiently wait for the main attraction."
Scholarly biography of the legendary Roman emperor "best known as the [man] who converted to Christianity and in so doing made it possible for Christianity to become a world religion." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"A highly readable and superbly researched biography of a man whose achievements transformed the decaying Roman Empire and had a lasting impact on Europe. (History Book Club main selection)"
An eminent classical historian (Founders of the Western World, 1991, etc.) skillfully records the turbulent life of the first Christian Roman emperor and founder of Constantinople, Constantine the Great (c. 272337). Read full book review >

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ELEGY FOR KOSOVO by Ismail Kadare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"As such, it's a revealing addition to such acclaimed novels as Chronicle in Stone and The Three-Arched Bridge, and one of Kadare's most eloquent books."
Albania's Kadare is probably the premier writer of fiction to have emerged from the Balkan countries since Bosnian Nobel-winning novelist Ivo Andric. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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SELF’S MURDER by Bernhard Schlink
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Schlink (Homecoming, 2008, etc.) constructs a series of Chinese boxes whose increasingly untidy carpentry—the case ends with the appealingly reflective hero far more bewildered than he began—is exactly his point."
A chance encounter in 1993 brings aging investigator Gerhard Self (Self's Deception, 2007, etc.) one last case with enough twists and turns for a whole career. Read full book review >