Search Results: "Richard J. Evans"


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J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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THE COMING OF THE THIRD REICH by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2004

"A peerless work, the first of a projected three volumes. Of immense importance to general readers—and even some specialists—seeking to understand the origins of the Nazi regime."
A brilliant synthesis of German history, enumerating and elucidating the social, political, and cultural trends that made the rise of Nazism possible. Read full book review >

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THE PURSUIT OF POWER by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"An immensely readable work that considers incremental continental developments up to the outbreak of war in 1914."
A 100-year survey of European history that moves by transnational themes emphasizing "power"—over industrialization, class, selfhood, wages, and nature. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH AT WAR by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2009

"A resounding victory in historiography."
Superbly written finale to Cambridge University historian Evans's three-volume study of Nazi Germany (after The Coming of the Third Reich, 2004, and The Third Reich in Power, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE THIRD REICH IN POWER by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A superb account of the growth and day-to-day functioning of the Nazi state."
Attaining power is one thing, as the first volume—The Coming of the Third Reich (2004)—in Cambridge historian Evans's trilogy on Nazi Germany demonstrated. The challenge is keeping it. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF HISTORY by Richard J. Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A deft, accessible work for anyone who wishes to learn what historians do, how they think, and where they fail."
A lucid, muscular, and often sly reflection on the nature of historical knowledge by an experienced practicing historian. Read full book review >

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WALKER EVANS by James R. Mellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Well written, lively, and thoroughly documented, Mellow's biography is a fine contribution to American art and cultural history."
A superb biography of a photographer who, dead for a quarter of a century, still exerts a powerful influence. Read full book review >

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EVANS ABOVE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Llanfair, with its challenging mountain and well drawn locals, is appealing, as is Constable Evans, a kind of Welsh version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth."
A pleasingly unpretentious debut that introduces Constable Evan Evans, newly arrived in Llanfair, a village at the foot of Mount Snowden in North Wales. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

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EVANS TO BETSY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Too much plot and not enough Evan in this readable but overambitious outing."
Another return to Llanfair and affable Constable Evan Evans (Evan Can Wait, 2001, etc.). 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 >