Search Results: "Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Of great interest to students of the war, and anthropologically inclined students of warfare generally."
Stimulating analysis of WWI as "a paradigm case for thinking about what is the very essence of history: the weight of the dead on the living." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2013

"Not as groundbreaking as the author imagines, but a solid retelling of an always-interesting tale of the first great urban-planning achievement."
A mildly revisionist history that gives principal credit for the modernization of Paris to the monarch rather than the prefect. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The essays are of varying quality, some quite sketchy in their scope, but overall a devastating and important book, already hailed in Europe, and the more harrowing for its sobriety. (78 photos, 6 maps)"
A unique attempt by French historians—as important in its way as the works of Solzhenitsyn—to chronicle the crimes of communism wherever it has attained power in the world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Gerson deftly explains the lure of Nostradamus, but no one can possibly translate his verses. Just like poetry, only the author knows what he meant."
Cultural historian Gerson (History/New York Univ.; The Pride of Place: Local Memories and Political Culture in Modern France, 2003, etc.) shares his vast knowledge of and fascination with the legendary seer. Read full book review >

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MY PEAR by Stephane  Kiehl
illustrated by Stephane Kiehl, developed by e-Toiles Editions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2012

"A playful game of matching and silly mismatching. Children will probably figure out how to use this faster than their parents. (iPad bestiary app. 1-3)"
Very simple graphics on two sliding layers give precocious toddlers a chance to assemble a huge menagerie of animal variants and even to create new species. Read full book review >

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FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE CAT by Stephane Frattini
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Contains an index of questions and page numbers on which to look for answers. (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
In this very simple title that aims briefly to explore the behavior, training, and proper care of indoor and outdoor cats, the photographs are the real selling feature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"This story will have more meaning for readers familiar with its predecessor, but by the end, seeing Tsering lose his sullenness and grow closer to his gentle stepfather, children will appreciate both his inner growth and his exciting brush with death. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A short pilgrimage climaxed by a tense confrontation with a snow leopard eases a Tibetan child's grief and anger in this atmospheric sequel to the book (2002) and film Himalaya (2001). Read full book review >