Black Count and The Man in the Brown Suit [Mini Reviews]

Black Count by Tom ReissThe subtitle of this biography of General Dumas (Alexandre Dumas's father): Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, tells you exactly what this book, written by Tom Reiss, is about.General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was a son of a renegade nobleman: Marquis de la Pailletarie and his slave: Marie-Cessete Dumas. He was born in 1762 in French sugar colony:...

Zola: Photographer

Near the end of his life, Émile Zola became a passionate photographer. He learned the subject from his journalist friends, and along the way he even perfected a shutter release system that allowed him to take a selfie – sorry, the word hasn't even been invented that time :P – I mean to photograph himself. Like his writing, Zola always worked wholeheartedly. This book is a compilation of 208 photos,...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Title: Becoming Writer: Michelle Obama Publisher: Crown (First Edition, 2018) Pages: 426p Bought at: Bootopia Periplus (IDR 430k disc 20%) …Continue reading →

Priscilla: Anak yang Tegar dan Tangguh pada Kehidupan

Judul: Priscilla Penulis: Jacobus Dwihartanto Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama ISBN: 978-602-03-8571-6 Dulu, pernah ada satu sinetron di TV yang salah satu tokohnya terkena kanker sumsum tulang belakang atau disebut dengan leukimia. Mungkin teman-teman ada yang pernah nonton juga. Saya lupa judulnya. Tapi sinetron itu cukup berkesan karena saya selalu mengikuti dan ah sedih sekalilah. Dari […]

The Disappearance of Émile Zola by Michael Rosen

Alfred Dreyfus was a Jewish army officer who was falsely accused of treason (passing secrets to Germany). Perhaps it was the fact that he was a Jewish, that blew out the case into anti-semitic issue, which then torn France into two bitter sides.At that time, Zola has established himself as a successful writer, having just finished his ambitious literary project: the Rougon-Macquart series. He could...

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra is probably one name of which no one would ever claim he never hears. It has never occurred to me before that a woman has ever made that distinction in the world where men's domination is strong. After 2000 years—Cleopatra died only one generation before Christ—her name is still many times repeated by poets, historians; in literature, in movies, and I think in many other aspects. She...

Muhammad: Lelaki Penggenggam Hujan Review

*** Bisa dibeli di belbuk.com dan BukaBuku.com *** Blurb: Kashva pergi dari Suriah, meninggalkan Khosrou, sang penguasa Persia tempatnya mengabdikan hidup demi menemukan lelaki itu: Muhammad. Al-Amin yang kelahirannya akan membawa rahmat bagi semesta alam, pembela kaum papa, penguasa yang adil kepada rakyatnya. Kehidupan Kashva setelah itu berubah menjadi pelarian penuh kesakitan dan pencarian yang...

Sang Raja Kretek

Judul: Sang RajaPengarang: Iksaka BanuPenerbit: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (2017)ISBN: 9786024243319Jumlah Halaman: 392 halamanPenerbitan Perdana: 2017Lihat sinopsisDi zaman ketika warga bumiputra masih dianggap sebagai warga negara kelas tiga, Wirosoeseno, Jawa tulen, dan Filipus Rechterhand, Belanda totok, pergi berkelana dan mendamparkan diri ke kota Kudus. Nasib mempertemukan mereka di sebuah...

REVIEW: Soekarno Poenja Tjerita

If you enjoy reading the websites or even as simple and quick as tweets of @SejarahRI on Twitter, you might be happy reading this one. Been having this book as my bedtime stories lately. Put it on my desk beside my bed, sometimes I did sleep with it. Because I was overslept---many times. Because I have no nightstand. Well... many reasons. Most of all, I got only one hour before passing out to...

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Judul: 84 Charing Cross Road Penulis: Helene Hanff Penerbit: Stellar Books (2010) Halaman: 71p Beli di: Periplus.com (IDR 92k) Buku …Continue reading →
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