Search Results: "Ronald Florence"


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FLORENCE by Michael Levey
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Exceptionally detailed reporting about a fascinating city. (50 color illustrations, 100 halftones, 3 maps)"
Levey, former director of London's National Gallery and a prolific art historian, explores the long history of the fabled city-state of Florence. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE by Patty Civalleri
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2016

"While this work looks like a traditional Florence guidebook, the author's expert use of facts and illustrations sets it above the rest."
A historian and armchair archaeologist shares her knowledge of Florence. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 11, 2010

"The whole sordid tale would not emerge fully until the postwar trials of Kasztner and Eichmann, and Florence does a fine, thorough job bringing the period to life."
Engrossing account of Joel Brand's desperate attempts to save the Hungarian Jews from Nazi extermination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2007

"Were they essential to the war effort? Not as much as Lawrence, but it's useful to hear about their accomplishments. A serviceable book, but not much more."
In which the British speak with forked tongues, and the Middle East is born. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Andrew Helfer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Gives credit where due, but not in a manner that is likely to please conservative partisans."
Part primer, part polemic, this graphic biography scratches the surface of what its creators depict as a comic-book presidency. Read full book review >

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SLEEPY RONALD by Jack Gantos
Released: Sept. 15, 1976

"But since the pictures have narrative punch to go with their visual zap, they just might carry this sleeper along."
Rubel's splashy, tutti-frutti backgrounds were a natural environment for Rotten Ralph (p. 129, J-39). Read full book review >

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE by Mark Bostridge
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"Deeply informative—Bostridge probes reverently but with confidence."
Thoroughgoing biography of the Englishwoman whose service during the Crimean War and subsequent writings revolutionized the disciplines of nursing and public health. Read full book review >

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RONALD REAGAN by Jacob Weisberg
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This concise biography makes a good case that Reagan was the second most important president of the 20th century after Franklin Roosevelt."
The latest in the commendable American Presidents series is a thoughtful biography of an increasingly well-regarded president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A significant book, if surely arguable in granting Reagan more depth and ability than most nonbelievers have hitherto suspected."
A middle-of-the-road liberal (John Adams, 2003, etc.) looks into Ronald Reagan's soul and concludes that it was great—and that the president was "politically wise, humane, and magnanimous" to boot. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"While sometimes overly reflective of Anthony's painstaking research, this biography is a fascinating account of one of the most complex of all the political wives of this century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing biography with unmistakably powerful contemporary parallels to recent presidential spouses, from Anthony (First Ladies, 2 vols., 1990, 1991). Read full book review >

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RONALD KNOX by Evelyn Waugh
Released: June 15, 1959

"He does more than record his subject's exterior life; he provides a record of a lost era — which World War I changed forever."
Although this biography was respectfully reviewed when it was first published in England — due, one suspects, as much to its author as to its subject — it was apparent that, for his countrymen, Ronald Knox, the man, remains essentially remote. Read full book review >

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FLORENCE GORDON by Brian Morton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Always a pleasure to read for his well-drawn characters, quiet insight and dialogue that crackles with wit, Morton here raises his own bar in all three areas. He also joins a sadly small club of male writers who have created memorable heroines."
Unexpected celebrity and long-absent family members distract a heroically cantankerous 1960s-era activist in the summer of 2009 as she reluctantly confronts the challenges of age. Read full book review >