Search Results: "Richard Fletcher"


BOOK REVIEW

MRS. FLETCHER by Tom Perrotta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"More spot-on satire with heart and soul from a uniquely gifted writer."
In Perrotta's latest (Nine Inches: Stories, 2013, etc.), a mother and son experience existential tizzies following his departure for college. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Smoothly written and useful in understanding events of the past—and present."
A well-tempered survey of nearly a thousand years of Muslim-Christian interaction—most of it unhappy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Graceful examination of the intricate tapestry of a culture so distant in time and temperament as to be virtually extraterrestrial. (8 pp. b&w photos, 7 maps, 9 genealogical tables)"
A swift and, by necessity, highly speculative account of a some murders between 1016 and 1074 that reveal much about 11th-century English politics, religion, codes of honor, and kingship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOORISH SPAIN by Richard Fletcher
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

A brief yet insightful introduction to Moorish Spain, from the invasion in A.D. 711 by Berbers crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to the expulsion in 1614 of 300,000 Moslems by Philip III. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"His suggestions for further reading provide direction for more focused inquiry. (36 b&w photos, 10 maps, not seen)"
An elegant history of the Christianization of northwestern Europe. Read full book review >