Search Results: "Simon Read"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Fast-paced, clearly written account of how justice was served in a difficult wartime case."
The truth about the murders of 50 airmen who escaped from a top-security World War II prison camp and how the Third Reich's killers were brought to justice. Read full book review >

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WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTING by Simon Read
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A richly detailed look at Churchill's early ambitions and triumphs."
Before he was a statesman, Winston Churchill (1874-1965) sought adventure and fame. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AT THRUSH GREEN by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 1991

"Take a chapter or two before bedtime."
Miss Read's 34th Thrush Green idyll, illustrated as always by the gentle sketches of genteel chaps and aging lassies of John S. Goodall. Read full book review >

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ASH FALLS by Warren  Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2017

"A moody, haunting foray into rural Americana in the mold of Daniel Woodrell and Christian Kiefer."
A man's past haunts the citizens of an isolated, rural Pacific Northwest town. Read full book review >

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THE FACT OF BLACKNESS by Alan Read
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Then, at least, it might have something to say. (20 b&w photos)"
This exploration of Frantz Fanon's continuing impact on the visual arts is a woefully maladroit collection of third-rate essays and dialogues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"An analysis that will appeal more to engineers than to behaviorists and psychologists: informative, but with a relatively narrow audience."
Leading neuroscientist Montague takes a biomechanical approach to explain the mental processes that occur in decision-making. Read full book review >

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Walking With the Enemy by C. Read
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2015

"An earnest, if occasionally redundant, description of one woman's rocky spiritual path."
Read offers her personal tale of religious awakening, including her experiences with people whom she says were falsely serving Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM A VILLAGE SCHOOL by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"With illustrations by Kate Dicker that, like the sketches of John Goodall (who usually does the honors for Read), are stiffly naive but somehow just right."
An incidental treat for those addicted to Miss Read's English village tales (Celebrations at Thrush Green, 1993, etc.), those slyly gentle vignettes of neighborly to-ing and fro-ing where civility rules and the countryside is splendidly unspoiled. Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF ASHES by Cornelia Read
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A fast-paced, well-written book that will appeal to readers not bothered by profanity."
A funny and sad novel about a woman trying to establish an identity for herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"A coherent rendering of this complex, tumultuous and little-known history."
The world was ripe for revolution in 1919—so thought Lenin and Trotsky. In reality, as Read (The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle, 2004, etc.) demonstrates, it was ripe for repression. Read full book review >

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CHANGES AT FAIRACRE by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1992

"As always, there are the line drawings by John S. Goodall."
A 35th appearance for the author, who, here, takes leave of Friends of Thrush Green (1991) to chronicle neighborly doings in the English village of Fairacre and changes in the career of schoolmistress Miss Read, who narrates. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATIONS AT THRUSH GREEN by Miss Read
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Again, the illustrations by John S. Goodall have a neat, affectionate intimacy."
For the fans, another deep dream of peace—in the doings of that Cotswold English village of Thrush Green, endearingly chronicled as civil neighbors enjoy little pleasures and major satisfactions. Read full book review >