Search Results: "Roman Krznaric"


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EMPATHY by Roman Krznaric
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Useful advice that promotes a more contented, fulfilling lifestyle."
School of Life founder Krznaric (How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life, 2013, etc.) presents methods to increase a person's ability to look at situations through another's eyes.Read full book review >

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HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? by Roman Krznaric
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"Based on human experience, helpful hints on transforming the way we live."
The title of this potent lifestyle guide poses a valid question—and, after more than three millennia, still a good one. Read full book review >

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HOW TO FIND FULFILLING WORK  by Roman Krznaric
Released: May 1, 2013

"Those who would seek out a book like this are already most primed to follow its suggestions."
An inspirational self-help book with an intellectual pedigree. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Readers overwhelmed by the teeming scenes in Stephen Biesty's Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section (2003, written by Andrew Solway) will enjoy this lighter-weight journey into the past. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Oversized pages well-stocked with Parker's graceful women and burly, plain-featured men, this latest entry in Platt's Diary series brings second-century CE Rome to bustling life. Read full book review >

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ROMAN SHADOWS by Ron Burns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"Only average, then, for Roman scandals, and well below the mark established by Burns's first."
In this muffled sequel to Roman Nights (1991), the orator Cicero, who took such a prominent part last time, has to settle for a supporting role to his own acolyte, the fictional Gaius Livinius Severus, whom he casually suggests keep a close eye on ambitious politician Gaius Scribonius Curio. Read full book review >

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ROMAN RUINS by Historvius
developed by Historvius
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Altogether, an inviting start and worth a place on the iPads of classics buffs and armchair (and actual) travelers to the ancient Roman world."
Ephesus, the Maison Carrée, the Forum: an attractive app (though still in need of some work) that explores 350 important archaeological sites of the ancient Roman world. Read full book review >

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ROMAN BLOOD by Steven Saylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"More genuine mystery and detection than in Ron Burns's Roman Nights (see above), with two handsome surprises saved for last."
From the papers of Marcus Tullius Cicero comes this first novel, a fictionalization of the immortal Roman orator's first important case—his defense of well-heeled farmer Sextus Roscius on the charge of killing his bated father. Read full book review >

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ROMAN PILGRIMAGE by George Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2013

"Engrossing, expansive pictorial study on a renewed Lenten discipline at the heart of Roman Catholicism."
Lent in Rome, one church at a time. Read full book review >

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ROMAN NIGHTS by Ron Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 1991

"He might prefer Steven W. Sayler's Roman Blood (see below) to his own book."
Rome, A.D. 180. Read full book review >

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ROMAN SONG by Brian Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Earnest Fergal is easy to root for, but too many happy endings make it difficult to care."
Sappy sequel to The Arrival of Fergal Flynn (2005). Read full book review >

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ROMAN GAMES by Bruce Macbain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Macbain's debut novel convincingly re-creates everyday life in ancient Rome, weaving real and fictional characters with aplomb. But the formality of his prose keeps the hero at a distance."
A respected Roman senator turns sleuth to solve a baffling closed-door mystery. Read full book review >

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ROMAN MYTHS by Geraldine McCaughrean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A cast list of those immortals, and notes on the stories' origins, close this eye-opening introduction to a mythology less politicized and derivative than generally billed. (introduction, notes) (Mythology. 9-13)"
In this companion to Greek Myths (1993), McCaughrean and Clark present 15 tales, some expropriated from the ancient Greeks, others, such as the origin of the Lares, and the rivalry of Romulus and Remus, distinctively Roman. Read full book review >