Search Results: "Richard Pipes"


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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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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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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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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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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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MILITANT ISLAM REACHES AMERICA by Daniel Pipes
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Highly controversial, at times inflammatory—but worthy of attention and debate in a time of crisis."
A cri de guerre in which the noted scholar (Conspiracy, 1997, etc.) again urges that militant Islam is an enemy and must be treated as such. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

A moderately successful effort to address an inherently amorphous topic. Read full book review >

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ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This one is, and doesn't. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
``Politics ought to be fun—after baseball it's our next favorite pastime,'' says Texas Gov. Read full book review >

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NIGHT BECOMES DAY by Richard McGuire
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unusual and amusing, but don't look too deeply. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Day becomes night, actually, in this strange game of word association by McGuire (The Orange Book, 1992). Read full book review >

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POCKET PIGGIES OPPOSITES! by Richard Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Cute but nothing more. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Itty-bitty piggies demonstrate opposites. Read full book review >