Search Results: "Wilt Chamberlain"


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A VIEW FROM ABOVE by Wilt Chamberlain
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Ali knows it took Joe Frazier to make him immortal, but Wilt stands forever alone with those awesome records. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
``When I play games I am so competitive that...I will take full advantage of any slip...to the point where many...kiddingly accuse me of cheating. 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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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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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 >

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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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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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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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CLÉMENTINE IN THE KITCHEN by Samuel Chamberlain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"In these present days of plenty, we imagine clogged arteries instead."
Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl includes this charming bit of nostalgia in her new "food series" (see below) partly because Chamberlain's "Clémentine"—his family's cuisiniere in prewar France—is such an "lovable and entertaining" character. Read full book review >

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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 >