Search Results: "Theodore G. Karakostas"


BOOK REVIEW

In the Shadow of Hagia Sophia by Theodore G. Karakostas
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"Lucid writing and a strong grasp of Byzantine history, with an emphasis on the historical rather than spiritual."
Covering a period of nearly 20 years in the author's life, Karakostas' writing details his visits to various sites important to Greek Orthodox followers, including Hagia Sophia in modern-day Istanbul and the island of Patmos. Read full book review >

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THEODORE by Christopher Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2001

"The charms of this account reside in the vivid background details and Theodore's musings, but these can't overcome some parchment-thin characters and a dearth of drama."
Harris's debut, a highly mobile but underdeveloped tale from the seventh century, features a homosexual monk from Tarsus who spends much of his life mulling over the nature of lust and the fine points of theology, and who later becomes the Archbishop of Canterbury. Read full book review >

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THEODORE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"As homage, its success is unquestionable; as biography, its achievement is a little more dubious. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
An unabashedly reverent paean to the 26th president is light on biographical detail but heavy on inspiration. Read full book review >

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G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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G-SPOT by Noire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Raunchy and rough, but it moves."
Payback time for a good girl gone bad. Read full book review >

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G-REX by Teri Daniels
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The story isn't messy like life, it is just aimless, and Pearson's artwork is too frail a scaffolding to give this shapeless narrative any structure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little brother gets a chance to be as teasing and bullyish as his big brother in this bit of purposeless wish-fulfillment. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Nathan Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 1992

"A sympathetic, detailed, tremendously readable account of the eventful life of our most energetic, irrepressible President. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Appropriately big and vigorous life of the 26th President, by Miller (Stealing from America, p. 772; F.D.R., 1982, etc.). Read full book review >

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SMALL G by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Aimless and uninteresting tale that would have been best left to the archives."
A meandering story of gay and straight life in modern Zurich, the last fiction by Highsmith (Nothing That Meets the Eye, 2002, etc.) before her death in 1995. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Lewis L. Gould
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A bare-bones summary that is even shorter and somewhat less eloquent than Louis Auchincloss' Roosevelt bio (2002) in the Times/Holt presidential series."
A very brief resource on the life of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

An adequate biography of the 26th president is one of four biographies in the vanguard of a new series linked to TIME for Kids. Read full book review >

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THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Kathleen Dalton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Cast slightly in the shadow by the recent works of better-known biographers (Edmund Morris's Theodore Rex and Louis Auchincloss's Theodore Roosevelt, both 2001), this nonetheless ranks high among the available portraits of the rough-riding president."
The renowned, larger-than-life politician comes in for respectful but critical treatment at the hands of debut biographer Dalton (History/Phillips Academy, Andover). Read full book review >

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THEODORE REX by Edmund Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2001

"A boosterish rendering of a potent head of state."
In a sequel to the Pulitzer-winning biography of Teddy Roosevelt's earlier years (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, 1979), Morris celebrates his tenure in the Oval Office, lauding him as the most popular and energetic chief executive of the early modern era. Read full book review >