Search Results: "Richard Pipes"


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THREE ``WHYS'' OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION by Richard Pipes
NON-FICTION
Released: June 18, 1997

"There's little new here, but the volume does offer a concise and eminently straightforward summary of current research on the rise and nature of Communism in Russia."
For those without the energy or leisure to digest Pipes's magisterial history of revolutionary Russia (Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, 1994; The Russian Revolution, 1990), the author has distilled his arguments concerning several key questions: Why did tsarism fall? Read full book review >

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THE UNKNOWN LENIN by Richard Pipes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Not engrossing, but highly enlightening."
The latest issue of the Yale Annals of Communism Series contains significant revelations in the midst of rather turgid and disconnected documents. Read full book review >

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PROPERTY AND FREEDOM by Richard Pipes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Pipes may be on some unfamiliar territory, and this book lacks the assurance of his earlier works, but it constitutes a valuable and cautionary lesson from his deep study of the failed Russian system."
Harvard historian Pipes, author of a number of seminal books on Russia (The Russian Revolution, 1990; Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime, 1994; etc.), seeks here to find the reason for the virtual absence of democracy and civil liberties through seven centuries of Russian history. Read full book review >

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RUSSIA UNDER THE BOLSHEVIK REGIME by Richard Pipes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 1994

"75 black and white illustrations- -not seen."
In the third volume of his magisterial trilogy, Pipes (History/Harvard), author of The Russian Revolution (1990) and Russia under the Old Regime (1975) completes the story from the Bolshevik takeover in 1918 to the death of Lenin in 1924. Read full book review >

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COMMUNISM by Richard Pipes
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Superbly informative, written with great insight and real style."
An erudite yet readable introduction to the economic theory that grew into the 20th century's worst political nightmare, by distinguished historian Pipes (Prosperity and Freedom, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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INDIAN PIPES by Cynthia Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2006

"Victoria's resourcefulness is the only thing to cheer in this mundane tale."
Instead of going gently into that good night, 92-year-old Victoria Trumbull, accompanied by her granddaughter Elizabeth, is finding another corpse. 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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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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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 >