Search Results: "Robert Hutchinson"


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THE SPANISH ARMADA by Robert Hutchinson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"Those with fond memories of Garrett Mattingly's classic The Armada (1959) will discover an equally enthralling successor."
Historians regularly weigh in on the 1588 sea battle with Spain that assured the survival of a Protestant England, and contemporary readers will certainly enjoy this outstanding contribution. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2016

"A good history of difficult times in England and Ireland, but Hutchinson provides little significant information about the spy."
The story of "one of those mysterious and charismatic characters in British history whose breathtaking exploits underline the wisdom of the old maxim that truth can be stranger than fiction." Read full book review >

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YOUNG HENRY by Robert Hutchinson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hutchinson provides insight into Henry's spoiled life and his self-orbiting attitude, but surely there was more to the young man than this."
Biography of the younger life of the infamous Tudor king. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Informative, though some may wince at Walsingham's bloody tactics."
An examination of the life and sometimes gruesome career of the Protestant official who crushed Catholic resistance in 16th-century England. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Informative, though some may wince at Walsingham's bloody tactics."
An examination of the life and sometimes gruesome career of the Protestant official who crushed Catholic resistance in 16th-century England. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1998

"Always informative, slightly irreverent, deeply interested, Hutchinson sometimes finds life en famille in Rome tedious but shares his excitement at discovering the extraordinary world of the Vatican with captivating enthusiasm."
Giving playful cover to a considerable bit of academic research, Hutchinson wanders with Yankee curiosity and determination through the Vatican and Rome in this guided tour of what he calls the "spiritual and political center of [a] vast international network," the "visible civic arm of the Holy See." Read full book review >

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ENCHANTED GLASS by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Too bad much of the humor comes from cheap fat jokes, classism and jibes about the cognitively disabled; the mean-spirited moments mar an otherwise playful frolic. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Wynne Jones's inimitable style showcases a multi-generational cast of heroes and a chaotic finale at the village fête. Read full book review >

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ROBERT REDFORD by Michael Feeney Callan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2011

"A gripping, intimate treatment of one of cinema's last great iconic stars."
The life and times of the Sundance Kid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Provides thorough coverage of a deserving subject."
Passionate biography of a Founding Father whose legacy exists in the shadow of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, but who played an equally vital role in the creation of the United States. Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Mitchell Zuckoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"An engrossing, comprehensive book that gives invaluable insight into the life and work of a truly original artist."
The expansive oral biography a great American director. Read full book review >

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ROBERT CREELEY by Ekbert Faas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Despite late-career reservations, the account of Creeley's first 40 years embraces the writer like a comfortable old jacket, and this biography feels a good fit. (Illustrations, not seen)"
The angriest bohemian, who nurtured so many avant-garde careers with his small magazines while pulling The Island and For Love out of his bag of tricks, gets unvarnished but admiring treatment here. Read full book review >