Search Results: "Richard Burton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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THE RICHARD BURTON DIARIES by Richard Burton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A text that thrums with life and assures the rest is not silence."
The inspiring, salacious, sad, materialistic, insecure, arrogant, hilarious and dull ruminations of a most gifted actor. Read full book review >

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BURTON by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"Edward Rice's best-selling Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1990). (Eight pages of b&w illustrations, four maps.)"
Graceful, psychologically astute portrait of the enigmatic author/scholar/explorer who was one of the first Christians to enter Mecca, discovered Africa's Lake Tanganyika, and translated such masterpieces as the Kama Sutra and The Arabian Nights. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"Full of fresh, endlessly revealing insights into Nixon's political career, less on the matter of his character, refreshingly, than on the events that accompanied and resulted from it."
A sturdy study of the man ranked at the bottom of many historians' lists of presidents. Read full book review >

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RICHARD NIXON by Conrad Black
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A massively detailed and generous assessment of a seemingly imperishable politician whose controversial career insures that this won't be the last word."
A lively, hugely sympathetic biography of possibly the most intriguing man to occupy the Oval Office. Read full book review >

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BURTON AND STANLEY by Frank O’Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Allen's wide-eyed pen-and-ink caricatures add to the humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A children's book debut by a prolific author of sports stories and westerns. Read full book review >

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GODSENT by Richard Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"With its deeper, more sophisticated narrative, classifying Burton's brilliantly imaginative effort as a Da Vinci Code thriller sells it short."
Moving through recent history into the near future, Burton's debut novel finds Kate Skylar certain that God is real. Proof grows in her belly. Read full book review >

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MAD RICHARD by Lesley Krueger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"An entrancing portrait of artistic minds confounded by the Victorian Age."
On a cold January day in 1853, diminutive and curious Charlotte Brontë traveled to Bedlam to interview a broken Richard Dadd, one of the most celebrated artists of her day. A correspondence between their minds haunted her and perhaps altered her life. Read full book review >

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RICHARD POSNER by William Domnarski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Practitioners will better understand Posner's impact on the law; general readers will appreciate this introduction to that increasingly rare breed: a public intellectual worthy of their time."
A practicing attorney and close observer of the federal courts examines the career of a present-day legal titan. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >

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ITCHY RICHARD by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 1991

"Gilson's light touch enables readers to laugh at what might otherwise be embarrassing- -as well as to learn a lot about lice and enjoying the relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere of a classroom where even the teacher might harbor the pesky intruders. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Second-graders meet an infestation of lice head-on: someone in Mrs. Zookey's class has them, and the nurse must check each student's scalp to see if they've spread. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA LEE BURTON by Barbara Elleman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Although one might wish for a little less gushing and a little more discussion of Burton's influence on subsequent illustrators, the close examination of Burton's own work makes this a valuable contribution to the literature of children's literature. (Biography. Adult/professional)"
A lavishly illustrated biography of the Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator is long on discussion of her work and short on life details. Read full book review >