Search Results: "Philip Ziegler"


BOOK REVIEW

SOLDIERS by Philip Ziegler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2002

"A nostalgic look at soldierly virtue."
Profiles of individual British soldiers, by accomplished biographer Ziegler (Osbert Sitwell, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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OLIVIER by Philip Ziegler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"Despite a lack of revelations, this is probably the best Olivier book for general readers."
Veteran biographer Ziegler (Edward Heath, 2010, etc.) offers a well-rounded portrait of the legendary English actor. Read full book review >

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KING EDWARD VIII by Philip Ziegler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 1991

"A well-researched, morally acute portrait of the monarch as Peter Pan, all the more devastating for its author's abundant good will and compassion."
Was King Edward VIII simply a Prince Charming who yielded his throne for "the woman I love" or was he, as recent biographers have claimed, a political naif bewitched by a sexual adventuress? Read full book review >

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LONDON AT WAR by Philip Ziegler
NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 1995

"As good a history as we are likely to see of what it meant to be alive in London during the war. (32 pages photos, not seen)"
In the hands of a skillful historian like Ziegler, the reader emerges from this account of London's wartime experiences in at least as benevolent a spirit as the Londoner sweeping away debris at the height of the blitz who remarked that ``if that feller 'Itler keeps on like this, 'e'll get 'isself disliked''. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An unabashedly free-spirited celebration of the power of outside-the-box thinking."
The warmly inspiring account of how a journalist and an artist stumbled into business and founded Banana Republic, one of the most successful clothing chains in retail history. Read full book review >

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HOW NOT TO BE POPULAR by Jennifer Ziegler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Thoughtful and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Picking up in the middle of yet another of her ultra-liberal parents' cross-country moves, it's obvious that 17-year-old Sugar "Maggie" Dempsey is sick of relocating, especially when this latest move from Oregon to Texas separates her from her best friend and first serious romance. Read full book review >

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THE SWISS, THE GOLD, AND THE DEAD by Jean Ziegler
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1998

"A solid and sober contribution to a growing subspecialty of wartime and Holocaust history, rightfully sardonic."
Swiss sociologist Ziegler (Geneva Univ.) excoriates the gnomes of Zurich, the bankers of Basle and all the rest of his countrymen who, he reveals, gave steady and material aid to the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"The new republic's principals had best hope that their business has firmer foundations and better organization than their book—which, most assuredly, won't be everyone's cup of tea. (Seventy-five line drawings.)"
A tedious the-journey-is-the-reward exercise in launching a business. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE FLOWER GIRLS by Jennifer Ziegler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Cuter than a kitten and almost as much fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A superadorable story about 11-year-old triplets who conspire to foil their older sister's wedding to the yucky Burton and reunite her with her true love, her old hunky boyfriend, Alex. Read full book review >

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SASS & SERENDIPITY by Jennifer Ziegler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 12, 2011

"Readers are advised to stick to the original. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Billed as a retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility but reading more like "sisters on the verge of a nervous breakdown," this potentially buoyant comic novel sinks under the weight of its unwieldy high concept. Read full book review >