Search Results: "Robert Lacey"


BOOK REVIEW

MODEL WOMAN by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"A briskly written, unapologetically frank portrait of 'the empress of American modeling—a mixture of Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Walters, but tougher.'"
How Ford Models rose to power under the auspices of a no-nonsense doyenne. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2009

"A culturally sensitive portrayal of a troubled—and potentially troublesome—region."
A lucid exploration of profound divisions in Saudi society, many of which are of immediate concern to the West. Read full book review >

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SOTHEBY'S--BIDDING FOR CLASS by Robert Lacey
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"As smooth, beguiling, and speedy as any auctioneer's patter, Lacey's account mounts in excitement, ending in Sotheby's successful sale of a slice of the duke and duchess of Windsor's wedding cake. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
If the world's oldest auction house is still reeling from the art smuggling sting in Peter Watson's Sotheby's: The Inside Story (1997), it won't enjoy Lacey's gossipy, page-turning history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2006

"Humorous and literate, if incomplete."
The conclusion of an entertaining three-volume hopscotch through English history, this one taking us from John Locke to Francis Crick. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2005

"A low-carb alternative for those hooked on high-fat history. (51 b&w illustrations)"
More history-as-channel-surfing from Lacey (Great Tales from English History, Volume I, 2004). Read full book review >

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GRACE by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"And if she couldn't do it, what chance do the rest of us have? (32 b&w photos, most not seen) (100,000 first printing; first serial to Vanity Fair; Literary Guild main selection)"
A highly readable and workmanlike history of Grace Kelly— still one of the saddest stories ever told. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MAN by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Enthralling. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Superb revisionist biography not only of Meyer Lansky but also of the supposed American-Italian crime corporation called the Mafia; by the author of The Kingdom (1981) and Ford (1986). Read full book review >

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THE LACEY CONFESSION by Richard Greener
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Too much filler makes for a humdrum thriller."
Veteran tracker Walter Sherman finds himself slogging neck-deep through some of the 20th century's best-kept secrets in this second novel in Greener's "The Locator" series (The Knowland Retribution, 2006). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Like a box of chocolates, it's appetizing fun without much nutritional value. (13 b&w illustrations) (Radio satellite tour)"
An amusing, though lightweight, examination of English life in the year 1000. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Is it cougar or puma, bison or buffalo, octopus or squid? Read full book review >

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WILD ROBERT by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Minor Jones to be sure, but still entirely intelligent and engaging. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Wild Robert provides the fizz in this outing from master fantasist Jones, the first US edition of a 1989 novella. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jeffrey Meyers
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1996

"Notwithstanding a certain critical padding and occasional harshness, Meyers's biography gives a readable, sympathetic portrait of Frost without sacrificing either the dark poet or the affable public New Englander. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
After deferential personal reminiscences and a hostile authorized biography, Frost is finally portrayed here as equally complex in both his poetry and his personality. Read full book review >