Search Results: "William Dalrymple"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2010

"A remarkable feat of journalism."
Illuminating biographies of Indians who retain ancient devotional traditions despite rapid economic change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Rigorously researched, intelligent, compassionate. A tour de force. (2 maps, 50 illustrations, not seen)"
Masterfully demonstrating that truth can trump fiction, English travel writer Dalrymple (From the Holy Mountain, 1998, etc.) relates a wrenching tale of love's labors lost on the Indian subcontinent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 16, 2013

"A rich excavation of both British and Afghan sources, with gorgeous colored reproductions of Muslim and romantic renderings of the action and characters."
An intensively focused study of the ill-begotten launch of the Great Game in Afghanistan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"An evensong for a dying civilization. (24 b&w and 8 color photos, not seen)"
A memorable historical journey through the twilight of Eastern Christianity in the Middle East, heartfelt and beautifully told. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 17, 1994

"Not a heavyweight experience, but this warm look at Delhi is a pleasant starting point for anyone interested in this mysterious city. (16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A charming portrait of the ancient Indian capital of Delhi by a talented young British travel writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A lively, well-researched history of lust for wealth and power."
The tale of a diamond that became a coveted prize during centuries of political turmoil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM WYLER by Gabriel Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2013

"A welcome addition to the literature of filmmaking."
Comprehensive biography of the pioneering Hollywood director, whose oeuvre included such diverse films as Wuthering Heights (1939), Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Funny Girl (1968). Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKINLEY by Kevin Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An instructive, graceful look at a neglected presidency."
An engaging life of the stoical Buckeye politician, whom Phillips (Wealth and Democracy, 2002, etc.) reckons to be "an upright and effective president of the solid second rank." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 21, 1999

"A first-rate biography of a towering medical influence."
A well-told, enjoyable, enlightening—and much needed—biography of a giant of medical practice and education. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIRCLE WILLIAM by Bill Harlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Though some of his characters are engaging and the Beltway stuff interesting, what should be gripping never is."
Libya plots a chemical weapons attack in this novice entry in the Tom Clancy Stakes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM STYRON by James L.W. West
Released: April 1, 1998

"A masterful achievement. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This meticulously crafted, well-paced biography should go a long way toward burnishing Styron's reputation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 25, 1981

"Otherwise, this is more a portrait of others' need for Burroughs to be an elder Great than of the more modest (and more engaging) actuality."
After the resounding thud made by Burroughs' last novel, Cities of the Red Night, these transcriptions of table-talk serve some rehabilitative purpose, presenting a picture of an aging, conservative, serious man who, with his best work perhaps now behind him, admits himself that he may have come to sound "like some sort of great nineteenth-century crank who thought that brown sugar was the answer to everything and was practicing something he called brain breathing." Read full book review >