Search Results: "Barry Clifford"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2002

"One of Clifford's best: he keeps chest-thumping to a minimum as he creates a surprising picture of what it was like to be a high-seas rogue before the turn of the 18th century. (Photographs and illustrations throughout)"
Pirate-relic-hunter Clifford (Expedition Whydah, 1999, etc.) narrates a slice of the Golden Age of Piracy along the Spanish Main in this elucidating study of the buccaneer's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 7, 1993

"The real coin—filled with the thrills and tedium of treasure hunting; sweaty at times, as Clifford recounts his marital woes, but otherwise the clear winner of this year's Pegleg and Patch Award. (Sixteen pages of color & b&w photographs—not seen)"
The adventures of ``piratologist'' Clifford—told with the help of Turchi (Magician, 1991)—as he tracks down the wreck of the legendary Whydah, the largest pirate ship of all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A National Geographic TV special based on the tale airs this spring. (photos, not seen)"
Treasure hunter Clifford's (The Pirate Prince, 1993, etc.) second account of discovering the remains of the notorious pirate vessel Whydah is as overburdened with trivial detail as the wreck is with drifting sand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"No matter: though his efforts to excavate the Adventure Galley are as tortured as Kidd's last days, Clifford still knows how to wring every drop of romance from his pirate-hunting."
An enjoyable re-creation of Captain William Kidd's last days, twined with pirate-hunter Clifford's (The Lost Fleet, 2002, etc.) efforts to locate the captain's last great privateering vessel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A TOUCH MORBID by Leah Clifford
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2012

"Chaotic. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Angels and devils fight grim wars across the five boroughs. Read full book review >

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HARVEY'S MYSTIFYING RACCOON MIX-UP by Eth Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Another amusing little book from Clifford. (Fiction. 7- 10)"
One night Harvey (Harvey's Marvelous Monkey Mystery, 1987, etc.) and his cousin Nora see a prowler with a shotgun hanging out in Harvey's yard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TOOTH FAIRY by Clifford Chase
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"Coherence is a contrivance of any life story, Chase implies in his candid and insightful memoir; some truths may be shared in words, others hidden between the lines."
Fragments come together to reveal a life. Read full book review >

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SILICON SNAKE OIL by Clifford Stoll
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A staunch defender of library books and card catalogs, Stoll takes noble ideas and swamps them in a morass of overzealous grouching. (Author tour)"
A message for avid computer users from the author of The Cuckoo's Egg (1989): Get a life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CEO PAY MACHINE by Steven Clifford
NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 2017

"A well-thought-out, clearly written exposé marred only by some repetition of the main points."
A former CEO of two corporations shatters the myths and explains the stupidity regarding astronomical salaries at the top of the business world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2002

"A well-told tale of a place that breaches the centuries—a place to measure what has been lost."
A balanced report brought back by Los Angeles Times science and environmental editor Clifford after extensive rambles through the raw country of the US Continental Divide. Read full book review >