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: 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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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: 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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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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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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ISLAND OF THIEVES by Josh Lacey
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"An enjoyable escapade, delivered with wit, wisdom and just a bit of history thrown in for good measure. (Adventure. 9-12)"
What kid doesn't dream of swashbuckling adventures in faraway places, freed from the strictures of parents, school, siblings and caregivers? Tom Trelawney gets to experience a real adventure in this rollicking tale, but it may just be more than he bargained for. Read full book review >

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THE TIN MOON by Stephen Lacey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Too small a world to be interesting: nicely written and sincere, but Lacey's unpretentious debut badly needs a touch of the unusual."
A young boy in small-town Australia gradually discovers the world around him. Read full book review >

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FILE UNDER: JEOPARDY by Sarah Lacey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 1997

"Leah's fourth (File Under: Arson, 1996, etc.) is pleasingly tart, but the supporting cast is too dim to make very interesting suspects."
Days after popping up in Leah Hunter's life again, her old schoolfriend Jeannie Johnson, now a customs officer assigned to get the goods on a money-laundering operation, disappears. Read full book review >

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INDIA GATE by Lacey Fosburgh
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Like Old Money (1983), Fosburgh's second novel is another overscaled tale of a troubled daughter's search for the truth about her dead father, this time with an insistently mysterious Indian setting. Read full book review >