Search Results: "Eth Clifford"


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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 >

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FAMILY FOR SALE by Eth Clifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Too undeveloped to satisfy. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A weak tale of five brothers and sisters trying to take care of themselves while their hard-working mother gets some rest. Read full book review >

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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

An unsatisfyingly abstract and reductionist theory of human psychological growth. Read full book review >

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THE SPRING by Clifford Irving
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"In this case, the horizon, like Shangri-la itself, should have stayed lost."
A lumpy legal fantasy from an author more at home when he sticks to the courtroom (Final Argument, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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FINAL ARGUMENT by Clifford Irving
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not as fresh or resourceful as Irving's last take on a similar subject (Trial, 1990), but still a potent threat to your reserves of midnight oil."
Hell hath no fury like the women Irving's lawyer heroes love and leave. Read full book review >