Search Results: "gentleman captain"


BOOK REVIEW

GENTLEMAN CAPTAIN by J.D. Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2010

"A delightful tale."
A sprightly fictionalized account of the fatal cleft in loyalties among seamen following Charles II's restoration in 1660. Read full book review >

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Forever Gentleman by Roland Colton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2016

"An entertaining novel that founders in its superficial treatment of its characters, particularly women."
Intrigue, romantic rivalries, and mistaken identities abound in this Victorian drama. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLEMAN by Forrest Leo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Though the poet discovers plenty about love, friendship, and art in his quest, this novel is mainly slapstick, played for laughs."
Historical farce that pits a middling London poet against a very gentlemanly Devil. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2003

"Brookhiser might have done more to examine the text with an eye to that question, but this remains a balanced and thoroughly interesting study of the man and his time all the same."
Third in National Review senior editor Brookhiser's series on the heroes of the American Revolution (Founding Father, 1996; Alexander Hamilton, American, 1999). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 15, 1995

"Mildly entertaining, but not likely to add Chapman to the ambiguous pantheon of American crime. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Prolific true-crime and mystery writer Jeffers (A Grand Night for Murder, 1995, etc.) details a neglected chapter in American criminal history—but a chapter may be all the story merits. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN SPY by Peter Grose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 28, 1994

"Grose's outstanding study of a remarkable life gives readers insight into both a period of history and the development of the CIA."
A compelling biography of a man who was present at the birth of America's foreign intelligence apparatus and went on to run the CIA under presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN JIM by Raymond Briggs
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A short, sweet and meaningful volume."
This slim volume, a reissue of a 1980 work, has seminal significance in the development of the graphic novel. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1998

If ever a human life was a palimpsest, it was that of William S. Burroughs. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Dizzy, scattershot fun—a gleeful romp through American pop culture."
In humorist Robillard's entertaining debut, a floundering superhero works at staying famous. Read full book review >

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KING’S CAPTAIN by Dewey Lambdin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2000

"Rich fun."
Thundering guns shiver the Atlantic to open the ninth Alan Lewrie British naval yarn (Jester's Fortune, 1999, etc.) set during the Napoleonic Wars. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN DEATH by Graeme Gibson
Released: March 22, 1995

"Some creative writing about the creative process but, for the most part, uncompelling."
Two failed novels and a writer's angst are the material for this largely unsuccessful experiment by Gibson (Perpetual Motion, 1983, etc.) Read full book review >