Search Results: "Sir Ranulph Fiennes"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"A marvelous plunge into the arcana of Scott's world—lengthy discussion of the number of calories necessary for a day of sledging, anyone?—and the many myths that followed his glorious failure."
Polar explorer-turned-author Fiennes revisits Robert Scott's ill-fated South Pole journey and counters latter-day debunkers who've set about cutting the great English hero down to size. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"A cracking account of one hazardous march, in the classic stiff-lipped style. (Author tour)"
``The world's greatest explorer'' bruises his way across Antarctica on foot, and without any external support, thank you very much. Read full book review >

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS TO KNOW by Ranulph Fiennes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Verbose, engrossing tale of old-school hazard-embracing manhood."
Obsessively detailed account of a life spent recklessly adventuring, by "the world's greatest living explorer" (according to Guinness). Read full book review >

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AGINCOURT by Ranulph Fiennes
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Fiennes does his ancestors justice with this fascinating and immensely readable narrative of Agincourt."
A personal history commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt by a direct descendant of nobility who fought on both sides of the battle. Read full book review >

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THE FEATHER MEN by Ranulph Fiennes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 1993

"Excepting this cavil and the moral ambiguities of rough justice: A marvelously entertaining account of good versus unequivocal evil. (Eight pages of photos—not seen.)"
A rousing tale of true adventure in which a homespun band of British vigilantes takes on and destroys a cabal of assassins-for- hire. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW GEESE by William Fiennes
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2002

"Fiennes seems mightily preoccupied throughout his narrative, but he never articulates exactly with what. As a result, it's difficult to get a grip on anything here, and The Snow Geese makes no lasting impact."
A vaguely eccentric journey on the trail of the snow goose, from British newcomer Fiennes (Granta, TLS, the London Review of Books, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC ROOM by William Fiennes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2009

"An artful memory piece about a unique home life."
A scion of a venerable British family presents a chronicle of his afflicted brother and their unusual childhood home. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Likely to appeal only to military history buffs."
Methodical account of the historic battle between Athens and Sparta that also examines the conflict's origins and its effects on future military regimes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

Making a brave attempt to erect an ethical framework for ambitious pranksters, Web gagmeister Hargrave (Prank the Monkey, 2007, for adults) layers common-sense principles ("A good prank is easily cleaned up, taken down, or thrown away. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 1965

"The history and the current activities of Scotland Yard are discussed with verve and the book reads with all the pleasure that attaches to an informative entertainment."
Sir Harold Scott was the Commissioner of Police — head man at Scotland Yard — who early recognized the value of public relations and established a department to handle it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"Practical, detailed and authoritative—essential reading."
An incisive look at global warming. Read full book review >