Search Results: "Richard Lamb"


BOOK REVIEW

LAMB by Bonnie Nadzam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A disturbing and elusive novel about manipulation and desperate friendship."
A journey novel that gets increasingly creepier the further west we go. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Interesting, original, not for every taste."
An audacious and irreverent novel about Jesus' childhood seen through the eyes of his best pal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Revisionist history that fails to revise. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A flawed look at Mussolini's diplomacy. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL AS WAR LEADER by Richard Lamb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1993

"Truman, who fought in France during WW I, had never been overseas)—but revealing at times, and covering a subject of enduring fascination."
A judicious if somewhat clotted popular history of Churchill's wartime leadership, by British historian Lamb (The Drift to War, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DRIFT TO WAR by Richard Lamb
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 1991

"Meticulously researched survey of the period that could have been tied together better by including more interpretive essays."
Here, Lamb, a historian (Montgomery in Europe, 1984—not reviewed) and BBC radio commentator, narrates the salient events of that time of ``peace'' following the Great War that nurtured and finally unleashed the dreaded dogs of war in September 1939. 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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SACRIFICIAL LAMB  by Karin Hofland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"Though some leads are dropped without much investigation, it's easy to get lost in Hofland's debut, which offers a knowing portrait of Hollywood colliding with a small town."
A television producer gets caught up investigating a real-life pitch she's determined to see through to the end. 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 >

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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HELLO LAMB by Jane Cabrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"It's not exactly original, but the execution, with familiar, appealing Cabrera illustrations, is attractive and perfect for the target audience. (Board book. 1-3)"
This simple board book invites little ones to greet baby farm animals (including frog, bunny, and bee) with their corresponding sounds. Read full book review >