Search Results: "Sean McMeekin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Though the book is mostly of specialist interest, it is vigorous and accessible and helps explain some of what's going on in today's headlines."
Thought-provoking historical study of the closing years of the Ottoman Empire and the concurrent rise of the modern Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION by Sean McMeekin
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2017

"McMeekin effectively shows how easily one man could undermine the foundations of a nation, and he makes the revolution comprehensible as he exposes the deviousness of its leader."
A fresh history of the revolution "as a concrete historical event—controversial and significant in its lasting impact on world politics, but also worth understanding on its own terms, unmediated by our current prejudices." Read full book review >

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JULY 1914 by Sean McMeekin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2013

"Tuchman remains irresistible, and David Fromkin's Europe's Last Summer (2004) is the best modern history, but McMeekin delivers a gripping, almost day-by-day chronicle of the increasingly frantic maneuvers of European civilian leaders who mostly didn't want war and military leaders who had less objection."
McMeekin (History/Koç Univ.; The Russian Origins of the First World War, 2011, etc.) treads familiar ground but delivers a thoroughly rewarding account that spares no nation regarding the causes of World War I, although Germany receives more than its share of blame. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by John Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Strong pages here and there, but many in Sunday supplement style. (Photographs)"
Many interviews (though none with Connery) give a lift to this otherwise placid celebio of the popular actor, which follows on the heels of Andrew Yule's 1992 Connery bio of the same title—a much stronger work. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD by Lindsey Leavitt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"While she learns a few lessons about denial and selfishness in the abstract, she's protected from having to put them in practice. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Payton Gritas' world is turned upside down when she discovers her father has multiple sclerosis and that her parents and older brothers have kept the news from her for six months. Read full book review >

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SEAN PENN by Richard T. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2005

"One of those rare oral biographies that's admiring yet still honest."
A star-studded cast comes together with relative unknowns to chat about their buddy Sean. Read full book review >

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SHARING SEAN by Frances Pye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Suspense driven primarily by characters' blind spots still makes for a Teflon-slick beach read."
Four London women conspire to share the alliteratively available Sean. Read full book review >

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SEAN CONNERY by Andrew Yule
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 27, 1992

"Much, much better than average, and made so by Connery's wit. (Photos—not seen.)"
A life of Connery that's given its richness as much by the whimsically outspoken star himself as by Yule. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

In the My Name Is America series, Durbin (Wintering, 1999, etc.) offers the story of Sean Sullivan, whose first day in Omaha, Nebraska, brings him face to face with a victim of an Indian attack; the man survived, but carries his bloody scalp in a bucket. Read full book review >

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SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >