Search Results: "R.J.B Bosworth"


BOOK REVIEW

ITALIAN VENICE by R.J.B. Bosworth
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"For students of Italian history, a thorough portrait of the many attempts in the last 300 years to prevent the death of Venice and to survive foreign rule, wars and horrendous poverty."
Since the Risorgimento, Venice has faced many challenges, including an economy reliant on tourism and a population that rejects change. Bosworth (Senior Research Fellow/Jesus Coll., Oxford; Whispering City: Rome and Its Histories, 2011, etc.) shows a city lacking the vibrancy of Renaissance times. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"Superb—and timely, for Mussolinian ghosts celebrate 'when they hear of the current approval of pre-emptive strikes and the cheerful acceptance that vast collateral damage may accompany them.'"
A breathtakingly ambitious history that defies its author's own warning: "Aspiring to write the total history of a totalitarian society is a delusion." Read full book review >

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WHISPERING CITY by R.J.B. Bosworth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"Bosworth's main point seems blindingly obvious, and the more interesting material giving specific instances of Rome's History Wars through the centuries is developed with a density of detail that makes this a book for academics rather than general readers."
In the Eternal City, where monuments from three millennia jostle in the streets, history is often rewritten to bolster arguments about the present and future. Read full book review >

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BOSWORTH 1485 by Michael Jones
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An admirable, mildly revisionist update on a widely misunderstood king."
The 2012 discovery of Richard III's remains produced a flurry of accounts of the famous Shakespearean villain whose short reign ended in the battle that launched the Tudor dynasty. In this latest, British historian Jones (After Hitler: The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe, 2015, etc.) rocks no boats and agrees with most modern scholars that Richard (1452-1485) was not such a bad fellow.Read full book review >

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STRUCK by Jennifer  Bosworth
Released: May 8, 2012

"A creative premise and developed setting with a fast, fun and easy ride of a plot. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Doomsday cults play tug-of-war over a teenage girl who loves getting struck by lightning in Bosworth's debut. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING JAR by Jennifer  Bosworth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"The romance is alluring and Bosworth's descriptions are poetic, but the story's lack of tension and its easy resolution disappoint. (Horror. 14-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Kenna must live with the horrible memory of having committed murder—but she also remembers the raw energy she stole from her victim and how powerful and godlike it made her feel. Read full book review >

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SLOW POISON by Sheila Bosworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 1992

"Her writing is strong and affecting—her images stay with us like a dream we remember long after the tears on the pillow have dried."
In this second novel, a return trip deep into the dark heart of southern family life, Bosworth (Almost Innocent, 1984) is the best of guides. Read full book review >

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JANE FONDA by Patricia Bosworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Reading to savor."
Distinguished celebrity biographer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bosworth (Marlon Brando, 2001, etc.) recounts the life story of an American icon in all its heady—and at times, unabashedly scandalous—glory. Read full book review >

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A BURDEN OF EARTH by Beth Bosworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1995

"An overly ambitious start from a talented beginner."
A debut collection weaves several narratives into one richly defined (if oddly static) tapestry portraying the history and obsessions of a troubled Jewish intellectual family. Read full book review >

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THE MEN IN MY LIFE by Patricia Bosworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A forthright memoir of pain and aspirations enlivened by sharp portraits of a host of colorful celebrities."
The theater world of the 1950s forms the backdrop for a star-studded memoir. Read full book review >

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THE DECISION by William Bosworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A worthy read for anyone stirred by the plight of marriage in modern times."
A theological drama that pits the sanctity of church law against the irrepressible nature of human desire. Read full book review >