Search Results: "Gordon Chaplin"


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FULL FATHOM FIVE by Gordon Chaplin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A call to action leavened by Chaplin's recollections of a long-gone way of life, when his parents were part of the Duke of Windsor's social set on the Bahamas and he was a young boy sharing in his father's adventures at sea."
When Chaplin (Research Associate/Academy of Natural Sciences; Dark Wind: A Survivor's Tale of Love and Loss, 1999, etc.) was invited to accompany an expedition to the Bahamas to see the coral reefs, he was overjoyed at the chance to relive boyhood memories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A so-so account."
A personal travelogue of Central America, fuzzily in the manner of Graham Greene. Read full book review >

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TIME AND DEATH by Steve Chaplin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2005

"A deeply-felt journey and a celebration of living, sharpened by an awareness of the constriction of our horizons toward nirvana or nothingness."
An exploration into the passage of time and the individual's perception of impending death. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Too few tidbits for Charlie Chaplin fans, and even the few Oonaphiles out there will be disappointed. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Though she was Eugene O'Neill's daughter, Charlie Chaplin's third wife (married at the age of 18), and the mother of actress Geraldine Chaplin, Oona O'Neill Chaplin (192591) did not lead the kind of life that merits a book-length recounting, especially one as lax and disorganized as this one by her former daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A well-informed exam-preparation guide."
Debut author Chaplin offers a training manual for technicians preparing for certification exams in industrial ultrasonic inspection. Read full book review >

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RECKLESS YEARS by Heather Chaplin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"A restless yet satisfying memoir that will appeal most to women who've found themselves fleeing hopeless relationships."
Diary entries from a woman who left her marriage and husband for a freer existence. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 4, 2005

"An informative thumbnail guide to this flickering phenomenon."
A survey of video games, with a look at what happened between Pong and Halo. Read full book review >

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POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

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A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SMITTEN by David Gordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Younger readers may need the title pun (which is also used as a punch line) explained, but should have no trouble following the main thread. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shared adventures weave the fabric of romance for two lost items of clothing in this screen-ready odyssey "based," as the title page notes, "on an original concept by Susan Siegel." Read full book review >