Search Results: "William Rees-Mogg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"A conjectural scenario that's as closely reasoned as it is deeply disturbing."
Tough-minded socioeconomic forecasts that, while in the alarmist tradition of Ravi Batra, Harry Browne, Adrian Day, etc, afford genuinely thoughtful perspectives on an arguably uncertain future. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Vincent Foster'' in a vitriolic attack on the Clintons) raise questions about their objectivity, you have to respect authors who boldly state their convictions and predictions. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
In this combination of sweeping metahistory and myopic self- interest some statements are penetrating, others appalling, and all are astonishing. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SOVAY by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

It's best not to mess with Sovay Middleton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate peek at Gauguin's creative process and the story behind the cover painting Matamoe with just enough action and native color to entice. (notes, biographical timeline, and suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's arrival in the lush, colorful world of Tahiti in 1891 is the focus of this second entry in the Art Encounters historical-fiction series. Read full book review >

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THE MUM HUNT by Gwyneth Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"Moderately intriguing, yet ultimately unconvincing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A presumptuous, hip, young French au pair caring for motherless Esmie, 11, and Matt, 15, decides to orchestrate a match-making campaign by encouraging the children to place an ad in the newspaper personals column. Read full book review >

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WITCH CHILD by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: July 13, 2001

"With its theme of religious intolerance and its touches of the supernatural, this is sure to be in high demand for a long time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After watching her grandmother hang for being a witch, Mary journeys to the New World only to discover that human nature's desire to blame another is not limited to 17th-century England. Read full book review >

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LIGHTNING TIME by Douglas Rees
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In much of historical fiction, the answers have to be fabricated; here, Rees trusts readers to ponder the excitement of the questions themselves. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Theodore Worth first encounters John Brown, the charismatic leader who will change his life, when his family reluctantly agrees to hide the man in their Boston home overnight. Read full book review >

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THE SHOW-ME STATE by Lloyd Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1996

"It isn't bad when Rees keeps his tongue in his cheek, but he undercuts his poor professor so severely it's hard to care about him, and, unlike Greene's, Rees's contempt for America is neither veiled nor well-informed."
British import about a wimpy English professor, Arthur Noone, on sabbatical at a regional university in Missouri. Read full book review >

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OUR COSMIC HABITAT by Martin Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A provocative survey of modern cosmology for readers who want the big picture."
Einstein once asked whether God could have made the world any differently; here, Rees, England's Astronomer Royal, offers an answer. Read full book review >

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MOZART'S LAST ARIA by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A beautiful book illuminated by the author's own musical background that moves slowly and deliberately to a fine conclusion."
Rees' latest marks a distinct departure from the Omar Yussef detective series as it combines mystery and historical intrigue with a timeless love story. Read full book review >