Search Results: "Roger Crowley"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2005

"Swiftly paced, useful guide to understanding the long enmity between Islam and Christianity."
A fluent history of the annus horribilis in which impregnable Constantinople finally fell to Islam, a key moment in a 1,500-year-long clash of civilizations. Read full book review >

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CONQUERORS by Roger Crowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An impressive history of global clashes, religious zealotry, and economic triumph."
Portugal's bloody, defiant imperial adventure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"A masterly narrative that captures the religious fervor, brutality and mayhem of this intensive contest for the 'center of the world.'"
Exciting re-creation of the epic mid-16th-century struggle between the encroaching Ottoman Empire and the beleaguered Christian Europeans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"An action-packed political and military history that will remind readers of the Italian sea power that prevailed for centuries before Western European nations arrived on the scene."
The only seas Venice ruled were the Mediterranean and Black, but it dominated European trade from 1000 to 1500, an achievement that owes much to its citizens' energy and freedom but mostly to their willingness to fight. Read full book review >

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OFFICER PANDA by Ashley Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Officer Panda's investigation is not a great introduction to the justice system, but for readers with the right sense of humor, it has plenty of other delights. (fun facts about fingerprints) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The title character's metafictive investigation threatens to get under the skin of justice-minded readers. Read full book review >

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STARFISH by James Crowley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

Lionel, a Blackfeet boy orphaned at three, has grown up with his older sister Beatrice at Chalk Bluff boarding school in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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WORDS IN DEEP BLUE by Cath Crowley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"This love story is an ode to words and life. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rachel's best friend is the love of her life in this Australian import. Read full book review >

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MONSTERLAND by James Crowley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A compelling, imaginative, cathartic journey. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A young boy confronts a devastating loss. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN ONE by Suzanne Crowley
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"As they revel in Kat's clear-as-a-bell, first-person observations of Tudor England's dangerous liaisons and fairy-tale gowns, teens will also relate to a girl who struggles not only to find her place but to know her heart. (epilogue, family tree, author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Mystery and magic surround Katherine "Kat" Bab, a spirited 16-year-old with wild red hair her omen-wary adoptive mother Grace calls "wolf bait." Read full book review >

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LOVE AND SLEEP by John Crowley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"Disappointing."
Crowley (Aegypt, 1987, etc.) struggles to recapture the smooth blending of straight narrative and speculative hermeticism that gave his best work, Little, Big (1981), the startling quality of metaphysical realism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Crowley might have helped us navigate our prejudices but, alas, is more apologist than guide. (Author tour)"
A hagiographic account of the last years of Richard M. Nixon. Read full book review >