Search Results: "Richard Aldous"


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SCHLESINGER by Richard Aldous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A solid, well-researched life of one of America's 'finest narrative historians.'"
An admiring portrait of a historian who made history. Read full book review >

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REAGAN AND THATCHER by Richard Aldous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"A revealing look at the political marriage of two titans, who, like Roosevelt and Churchill, will be forever linked in history."
A historian charts the ups, downs, and in-betweens of a transatlantic partnership that defined an era. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE UNICORN by Richard Aldous
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"No stunning new information here, but a rousing portrait of 19th-century England's most venomous political rivalry, featuring a highly readable exploration into the dueling natures of two powerful men."
Aldous (School of History & Archives/University College Dublin) chronicles the engrossing political chess match between two vastly different British prime ministers in lively prose that delivers the pacing and plot twists of a novel. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN THE WARS by Aldous Huxley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1994

"This idiosyncratic pendant to his major works reveals Huxley in a phase state between his more familiar roles."
In time for the centennial of Huxley's birth, a journalistic miscellany—of pieces delivered over the radio, at the podium, and in magazines and newspapers—from the same period as Brave New World (1932). Read full book review >

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THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION by Aldous Huxley
Released: Jan. 1, 1954

"His addicts, but not in full strength, will provide the market."
A personal, and expectedly individualistic, description of his experiment with the drug mescalin, which induces a state of pleasant, mild intoxication- and opens the doors of perception. Read full book review >

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MEET POSY BATES by Helen Cresswell
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A disappointing early chapter book from a gifted humorist (the popular Bagthorpe books, etc). Read full book review >

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THE CROWS OF PEARBLOSSOM by Aldous Huxley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The story, however, is a powerful hymn to smarts, with unrepentant scorn for the greedy and the witless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Huxley's story, his only children's book and not meant for widespread publication, starts good and grim—just the thing to hold a young audience. Mrs. Crow's eggs are mysteriously disappearing: 297 eggs a year, "a fresh egg every single day—except Sundays, of course, and public holidays." Read full book review >

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POSY BATES, AGAIN! by Helen Cresswell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A mid-incident conclusion signifies more to come; it will be welcome. (Fiction. 5-10)"
In a second, funnier, appearance, the heroine of Meet Posy Bates (1991) is still as irrepressible as King-Smith's Sophie, with the difference that, where Sophie's determination leads to success, Posy's schemes (despite blameless intentions) land her in hot water. Read full book review >

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JENNIFER’S DIARY by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2007

"In literature, as in life, it's something of a relief not to be nice every once in a while, and nobody walks this line better than Fine. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When a budding writer covets her neighbor's diary, creative mayhem results. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S HANDS by Aldous Huxley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"A minor, if intriguing, footnote to two impressive careers."
A literary curiosity. Read full book review >

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COMPLETE ESSAYS by Aldous Huxley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 22, 2001

"For serious fans only."
The third of a projected six-volume set of Huxley's essays. Read full book review >