Search Results: "Chuck Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

TITANIC THOMPSON by Kevin Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2010

"Whether a colorful trickster or amoral predator, Thompson becomes an irresistible folk legend in Cook's capable hands."
Former Sports Illustrated editor Cook (Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Parents, Swing Science and the Future of Golf, 2008, etc.) provides a raucous retelling of the life of a consummate gambler, grifter and quintessential American character. Read full book review >

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KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >

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FRANK THOMPSON by Bryna Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"List of sources; period photos & prints; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Facing an unwanted marriage, Emma Edmonds ran away, escaping pursuit by donning man's clothing and joining the Union army. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN CHUCK by Bill Martin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"The story's absurdities may draw some chuckles, but children are likely to be far more dazzled by the illustrations; it's a spectacular debut for Salerno. (Picture book. 6-8)"
One of the prolific Martin's more surreal episodes, first published in 1946, earns a reissue with dandy new illustrations and packaging. Read full book review >

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CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 18, 2009

"A witty, provocative tale that may not encourage extreme tourism but packs in plenty of local flavor and amusing anecdotes."
Veteran travel writer Thompson (Smile When You're Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer, 2007, etc.) faces personal fears and journeys to places he has deliberately avoided his entire adult life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD THOMPSON by Patrick Humphries
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 1997

"Unable to keep his critical eye in soft focus, Humphries finally offers a work that could as easily be produced by stitching together a dozen record reviews and a Rolling Stone interview. (30 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the quintessential ``musicians' musician'' by Englishman Humphries (Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits, 1990, etc.) is too much the work of a music critic and too little the work of an accomplished biographer. Read full book review >

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SNOWSHOE THOMPSON by Nancy Smiler Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

Based on a historical character, a Norwegian who came to 1850's California, a story about some of the earliest skis in the US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A fierce, frank skewering of the travel business and media."
An aggressively funny account of the world from an acerbic, energetic professional traveler who tells it like he sees it and has no reservations about sharing his stockpile of outrageous (mis)adventures and advice. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A raucous road trip through the South with a funny, informed, sardonic and opinionated Yankee."
What at first appears to be a tendentious screed from the left turns out to be an often thoughtful, always irreverent examination of what the author sees as the South's heavy anchor on our ship of state. Read full book review >

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CHUCK REDUCKS by Chuck Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Jones's elegant and hilarious prose moves him closer to one of his idols, Mark Twain. (16 pages color illustrations, b&w illustrations) (Author tour)"
A delightful follow-up to the animation master's autobiography (Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, 1989) that will please anyone who has ever enjoyed a Warner Bros. cartoon. Read full book review >