Search Results: "Robert Hutchinson"


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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

"Factual, informative and empowering."
A comprehensive "evidence based" guide on exercise, health and performance for aspiring athletes and pros alike. Read full book review >

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UNFINISHED JUSTICE by Janis Hutchinson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An effective page-turner about a killer's new identity and a prisoner's long-simmering plot."
A falsely accused reporter sentenced to a chain gang vows revenge on the man who really committed the crime. Read full book review >

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DAMAGE DONE by Gloria Hutchinson
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A courageous addition to literature on suicide."
A mother's reflections on the loss of her son. Read full book review >

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Twisted Trails by Alex Hutchinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A book that will likely hold the interest of cycling enthusiasts despite serious flaws."
In Hutchinson's (Twisted Trails, 2015) short novel, a teenager struggles with the sullied legacy of his athlete father. Read full book review >