Search Results: "Charles Pellegrino"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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JOURNEY OF DREAMS by Marge Pellegrino
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Outstanding. (glossary of Spanish and Quiché, map) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Tomasa lives, then leaves, in fear. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2008

"Exactitude is great for surgeons, not so great for storytelling."
A doctor shares the good, the bad and the ugly from his experience in medicine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A perfect guide to bringing home the traditional and unique flavors of Italy."
A delicious journey through central and southern Italy through recipes. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ASTONISHING ANIMAL ABC by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Cute enough, but not likely to inspire repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alliteration and rhyme abound in Fuge's latest, an abecedarian salute to anthropomorphized animals. Read full book review >