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Brenda Ralph Lewis

Autor/a de The Story of Anne Frank

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Brenda Ralph Lewis is a writer with more than 80 books to her name. A former contributor to War Monthly in the UK and US, as well as The Retired Officer and Army (the official magazine of the US Army), she is also the author of Hitter and Nazi Germany, Kings Queens of Europe: A Dark History, and mostra'n més The Pirate Code: From Honorable Thieves to Modern-Day Villains. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Brenda Ralph Lewis

The Story of Anne Frank (2001) 522 exemplars
Great Civilizations (Minipedia) (1999) 230 exemplars
Oliver Twist (Ladybird Classics) (1984) 126 exemplars
Churchill: An Illustrated Life (2005) 50 exemplars
Tartans (150 Guides) (2023) 33 exemplars
Coins and Currency (1993) 21 exemplars
Life in a Medieval Castle (2011) 19 exemplars
Diana: An Extraordinary Life (1998) 8 exemplars
The History of Pirates (2017) 7 exemplars
Poisonous snakes (2006) 5 exemplars
Historical Atlas of Weaponry (2011) 5 exemplars
Modern History (2003) 4 exemplars
Growing Up in Ancient Rome (1980) 4 exemplars
Timeless Myths (1980) 3 exemplars
Royal Children (1984) 3 exemplars
The World of Myth & Legend (1980) 3 exemplars
People in living history (1971) 2 exemplars
Growing Up in Inca Times (1981) 2 exemplars
Growing up in the Dark Ages (1980) 2 exemplars
Growing Up in Samurai Japan (1981) 2 exemplars
Famous Names in Music (1990) 2 exemplars
Greek Myth and Legend (1979) 1 exemplars
Papaların Karanlık Tarihi (2019) 1 exemplars
Timeless legends (1980) 1 exemplars
Vimy Ridge 1 exemplars
Growing Up in Aztec Times (1981) 1 exemplars
Nature's Monsters/Sharks (2006) 1 exemplars
Verdun 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Kings and Queens of England: Book 1 (1968) — Editor, algunes edicions120 exemplars
Kings and Queens of England: Bk. 2 (1968) — Editor, algunes edicions98 exemplars
An Illustrated Treasury of Myths and Legends (1987) — Editor — 45 exemplars


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Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
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[from Goodreads website]
Brenda Ralph Lewis is a writer with over 200 books on history and numerous magazine articles and television documentaries to her name. Her fascination with Scottish history and culture began early in her career and she has since returned to the subject at every opportunity. She regards [her] book on tartans as a labor of love.



In general, it's great to understand the tragic and deplorable history of the Catholic church. For that reason, I recommend learning about this topic. However, this book is not the way to do it. This book was lent to me - I would have probably selected a different book on the same topic and not this one.

- Too 'textbooky' like annoying "large text boxes" that are just statements pulled from the paragraphs or "side note" boxes that jump backwards and forwards.
- Very little context in the beginning or between popes that are discussed
- No footnotes
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lieblbiz | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 30, 2023 |
Tartans: From Scottish Clans to Canadian Provinces, by Brenda Ralph Lewis, is a nice pocket-sized reference for those who might do genealogy or who simply want a ready reference when they are visiting places where these patterns are part of the history.

I don't think this was intended to be an introduction to tartans but rather a useful reference for those with at least a basic knowledge who might have a need to identify them when out and about. A full size version of this would make an invaluable reference in a home or office. While I was ignorant of much of the history, I was aware of what they mean and their importance. This volume served to give me a better perspective on the number (of which this is a small percentage) and variety of patterns. Since this is more about identification than fashion, I didn't feel that not getting a look at larger sections to see the repeat was a big deal.

I would highly recommend this to those who already have an interest and some knowledge of tartans and their history. Whether for reference or simply to have, this will be a great addition to their libraries. Those who might want to learn about tartans more generally might prefer an actual history book rather than this one, though if they plan to dig deeper, through history in general or genealogy in particular, this will still be a valuable book. There is enough information given that, as I did, you can look up details that pique your interest. Going into much more detail on 250 patterns would be unreasonable to expect in a small handheld reference book, unless you're very strong and can carry a handheld encyclopedia.

Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
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pomo58 | Jul 4, 2023 |
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