Search Results: "Robert K. Massie"


BOOK REVIEW

CATHERINE THE GREAT by Robert K. Massie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Despite these lowbrow historical techniques, Massie delivers a fascinating account of dog-eat-dog politics in 18th-century Europe and the larger-than-life Russian empress who gave as good as she got."
Roughly every decade since Nicholas and Alexandra (1967), popular historian Massie (Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, 2003, etc.) publishes a fat volume of European history for an eager readership; his latest will not disappoint. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Hardly a page-turner, but a vivid account that will satisfy anyone with an interest in the Great War."
A monumental study of the maritime aspects of WWI, drawing on a great cast of characters and revisiting little-known battles and watery tombs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1991

"A dramatic re-creation of the diplomatic minuets and military brinkmanship that preceded, and made inevitable, the guns of August 1914 and the resulting catastrophes of this century. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs; maps.) (Book-of-the-Month Split Main Selection for December)"
Here, as with his Pulitzer Prize-winning Peter the Great (1980), Massie disdains the virtues of literary economy. Read full book review >

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THE ROMANOVS by Robert K. Massie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"With memorable sketches of the main participants and a skillful discussion of the scientific evidence, Massie pulls together a sprawling theme and infuses it with quiet drama. (Author tour)"
Pulitzer Prizewinning author Massie, whose 1967 Nicholas and Alexandra received high praise, has used new documents on the assassination of the Romanovs to write a sequel that is almost as much thriller as historical account. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An able history of a stunningly successful grassroots movement that succeeded, as such movements must, by reducing the complexities of what they are fighting. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A joint history of the US and South Africa that captures the passion and triumph of the anti-apartheid movement but neglects many of the underlying issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAGIC by Robert K. Tanenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"No action thriller this—it's all courtroom drama."
Tanenbaum (Bad Faith, 2012, etc.) goes on the waterfront in his latest in his crime series featuring Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Devoted buffs of Civil War history will find this a thoroughly engaging book. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A painstakingly detailed account of a little-remembered Civil War campaign that changed the course of that conflict. Read full book review >

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ENEMY WITHIN by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

Tanenbaum, who must sit up nights mining law-and-order headlines for ethical dilemmas, comes a cropper with this overstuffed 13th case for crusading New York A.D.A. Butch Karp and his wife, personal-security consultant Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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MATERIAL WITNESS by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1993

Even a slugger like Tanenbaum (Reversible Error, 1992, etc.) can't hit a home run every time—as witnessed by this contrived, though compelling, fifth novel in his 70's-set series about crime- busting Manhattan D.A. Butch Karp and his crew. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTION OF BLOOD by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Here and there we get glimpses of Tanenbaum's virtuosic ability to sort out and dramatize complicated material, but this novel is sunk in its own self-importance."
Manhattan ADA Butch Karp gets a crack at the crime of the century in this heavy-breathing addition to a popular series that includes such brainy thrillers as Depraved Indifference (1989) and Material Witness (1993). Read full book review >

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TRAP by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"But no matter. This is still an enjoyable tale of good vs. evil and the importance of knowing who you are."
A courtroom thriller that's a cut above the author's previous effort (Fatal Conceit, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >