Search Results: "Richard J. Evans"


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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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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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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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DENG XIAOPING by Richard Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Excruciatingly circumstantial, yet as comprehensive a look at the hitherto shadowy leader as we're likely to have any time soon. (Eight pages of photographs—not seen)"
From a prominent Sinologist, once British ambassador in Peking: an authoritative if numbingly detailed biography of the aging communist revolutionary and leader. Read full book review >

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LOST DECEMBER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Wish-fulfillment for a blighted economy."
The parable of the Prodigal Son reworked as a parable for Corporate America. Read full book review >

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MILES TO GO by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"This leg of the Walk series is brisker and, thankfully, less didactic than the last."
Second in Evan's new series (The Walk, 2010, etc.) about an adman seeking redemption while going through several pairs of Nikes. Read full book review >

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TIMEPIECE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

"Certain handkerchief heaven for many, while others may experience the stirring of—well, let's just say other feelings. (First printing of 500,000; author tour)"
The prequel to Evans's mega bestseller, The Christmas Box, is longer than the earlier book, has its same cartoony thinness, is just as creaky at the joints—and reveals, if anything, a considerable rise in the tears-per-page ratio. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM OF RELIGION by J. Edward Evans
Released: Nov. 12, 1990

This installment in the "American Politics" series presents the debate surrounding a basic principle of the Constitution, providing a thorough background on the "wall of separation between the Church and State" and why Jefferson found it imperative to building a democracy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >