Search Results: "Charles Pellegrino"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Suffering from the same stilted emotionalism that plagued Cameron's movie, Pellegrino's study nevertheless provides gripping reading due to the inherent fascination of the ship and her watery grave."
A haphazard eulogy to the big boat that refuses to release her grip on the popular imagination. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Nonetheless, an engrossing, challenging read."
Jack-of-all-scientific-trades Pellegrino (Ghosts of the Titanic, 2000, etc.) takes a wide-ranging look at awesome phenomena associated with Earth's volcanic past and possible future. Read full book review >

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TO HELL AND BACK by Charles Pellegrino
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2015

"This is horrifying, painful, and necessary reading."
On the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pellegrino's (Farewell, Titanic: Her Final Legacy, 2012, etc.) account of the survivors—a book recalled and pulped in 2010 by its original publisher after doubts about the authenticity of the claims made by one of the author's sources—now appears in a revised edition. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"Enormously painful to read, but absolutely essential to do so."
Stories of people living in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 when the atomic weapons detonated, interwoven with accounts of the U.S. pilots who flew the planes and dropped the bombs. Read full book review >

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DUST by Charles Pellegrino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Horrifying set pieces, lively characters, intense doses of cutting-edge research (too much of a good thing at times): first fiction worthy of comparison to Childhood's End and When Worlds Collide."
Brilliantly scary (and highly entertaining) vision of eco-catastrophe, courtesy of the maverick scientist whose DNA-in-amber theory gave us Jurassic Park. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"For all its interdisciplinary breadth and originality, this reads like a beery breeze-shooting session with a college prof. (16 pages of b&w drawings, maps, not seen) (Author tour)"
In the latest leg of an idiosyncratic intellectual journey, Pellegrino looks at the stories of the Old Testament through the lenses of genetics, paleontology, and archaeology. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >

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CHARLES DARWIN by Janet Browne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"An exciting and richly evocative portrait of one of the most important thinkers in scientific history that leaves the reader wishing the second volume were already on hand. (48 pages photos and 4 maps, not seen)"
This first volume of a definitive new Darwin biography is full of insight into both the man and his era. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 8, 1993

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Darwin was an amateur who never received a thorough grounding in biology and never learned how to draw properly; for his last 40 years, he was an invalid. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Brief bibliography (standard adult works; three books for young readers; 14 of Dickens's most familiar works). (Biography/Picture book. 8+)"
The authors follow their splendid Bard of Avon (1992, ALA Notable) with an equally handsome book on the beloved novelist. Read full book review >

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CHARLES OLSON by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Told at a steady plod that takes Olson's ideas perhaps more seriously than warranted but that points steadily toward the writer's best work."
Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximum, who fathered ``projective'' verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. Read full book review >