Tag Archives: Alistair Horne

The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon© 2004 Alistair Horne218 pages Napoleon Bonaparte cast a long shadow over history, considering the relative slightness of his origins. Who would expect a boy from a conquered island to rise to the height of power and … Continue reading

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture© 2012 Peggy Orenstein260 pages When did every little girl become a princess to be bedecked in pink and fawned over? Such is the question posed by … Continue reading

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Books in the News

Every so often I see news articles which touch on subjects I’ve been reading about; I used to link to them in weekly review posts from time to time, but I may start doing it in this format. For Consuming … Continue reading

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So Sexy So Soon

So Sexy So Soon:  the New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids© 2008 Diane E. Levine, Jean Kilbourne226 pages For me, the filthiest show on television is Toddlers and Tiaras. Perhaps I’m old-fashioned: I’m generally … Continue reading

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Consuming Kids

Consuming Kids: the Hostile Takeover of Childhood© 2004 Susan Linn288 pages To some, children are the joy of our lives; a refreshing source of curiosity, energy, youth, and joy. To others, they are nothing but grist for the mill. In … Continue reading

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Seven Ages of Paris

Seven Ages of Paris© 2002, 2004 Alistair Horne458 pages An entire city, built with pomp, seems to have arisen miraculously from an old ditch. – Corneille, Le Menteur, 1643 Paris is one of the most celebrated cities in the world, and … Continue reading

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La Belle France

La Belle France: a Short History© 2005 Alistair Horne485 pages I have rarely enjoyed any book as much as La Belle France, a quick sprint through French history that begins in the Roman era. Initially focusing on a small town … Continue reading

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