Search Results: "Lesley Chamberlain"


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NIETZSCHE IN TURIN by Lesley Chamberlain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"It is an event to be savored."
A vivid, shrewd, and above all engrossing exploration of Friedrich Nietzsche's last works and days in Switzerland and Italy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 2007

"Provocative, and sure to inspire learned discussion, if not controversy."
A searching intellectual history of modern Russia, "a culture without reason." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Readers of Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov and other exiles may not know of these figures, many of whom are obscure even to Russians. Though the story is but a footnote to history, Chamberlain makes good work of it."
Companion to Chamberlain's Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia (2007, etc.) detailing the Bolshevik suppression of non- and anti-Bolshevik intellectuals. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Illustrations include accurately detailed color sketches, a map and a pair of portrait photos. (brief reading list) (Biography. 10-13)"
Following in the footsteps of his illustrious uncle (or his uncle's ghostwriter, perhaps), Kennedy profiles a historical figure who, in his view, exemplified the brand of courage and intellect required to keep this country the Land of the Free. Read full book review >

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Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War by Matthew  Cost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2015

"A lively and enjoyable read for those interested in the Civil War experiences of extraordinary soldiers."
Cost's (Mainely Power, 2001, etc.) historical fiction follows the wartime activities of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDLY BEASTS by Sarah Chamberlain
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Music included. (Picture book. 2-8)"
The 12th-century carol beginning ``Jesus, our brother, kind and good'' provides the text for this setting of the Christmas story in a large, square format whose ample double spreads present panoramic scenes focusing especially on the animals coming to the manger. Read full book review >

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NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Socially conscious melodrama at its best."
An idealistic North Carolina social worker defies her employers to save impoverished children from overzealous social engineering in Chamberlain's well-researched page-turner. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DON’T TEASE TOOTSIE by Margaret Chamberlain
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2008

"Eyebrows resume contented position. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
Tootsie's angry eyebrows on the cover say it all: Don't mess with the cat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A delightful book about the early stirrings of feminism in Victorian England and a celebration of the lost art of letter writing."
A biography of Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), the wife of essayist Thomas known for her "marvelous letters." Read full book review >

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THE SILENT SISTER by Diane Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A compulsively readable melodrama."
After her father's sudden death, a daughter discovers disturbing facts about a sister presumed dead more than two decades earlier. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Hip pop-cultural analysis limited by neophyte economic theorizing."
New York Times contributor Chamberlain provocatively posits that people "born in the mid-1960s through the '70s" are no slackers but pioneering innovators who will solve the economic crises endemic to capitalism. Read full book review >