Search Results: "Joyce E. Chaplin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A welcome, unique addition to our travel literature."
Relying largely on first-person accounts, Chaplin (History/Harvard Univ.; The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius, 2006, etc.) pieces together a centuries-old story: our obsession with circling the globe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 1997

"A uniquely absorbing and poignant study of the vanished world of the early martyrs. (11 illustrations, not seen)"
An insightful, moving account of the death of an early-third- century Christian martyr, based on her own diary. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"An important addition to library collections and classroom units. (foreword, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Silent stone faces on a tunnel wall in Syracuse. 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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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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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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THE WHALE IN MY SWIMMING POOL by Joyce Wan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Both very silly and very appealing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little boy of pleasingly indeterminate ethnicity goes out to his little backyard inflatable pool to find a whale in it. Read full book review >

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BILLY'S BOOGER by William Joyce
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A zippy piece for readers who share Billy's tastes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A boy funnels enthusiasm for monster movies, outer space, and snot into making a picture book for a school contest. Read full book review >