Books by Larry Colton

Released: May 14, 2013

"A competent but light-hitting account of a pivotal summer."
Former professional baseball player and current sports journalist Colton (No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life, 2010, etc.) returns with an account of the 1964 season of the racially integrated Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A compelling glimpse into forgotten World War II history."
Four survivors of a World War II Japanese prison camp are the subjects of this gripping story. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 21, 2000

"Colton's account of the environment he witnesses, while not particularly enlightening, does provide good dramatic background for his story of the team's attempt to make, and win, the state championship."
The social dilemmas faced by present-day Native Americans are revealed in this journalistic look at a high school girls' basketball team in Crow, Montana. Read full book review >
GOAT BROTHERS by Larry Colton
Released: Feb. 5, 1993

"A sometimes arduous climb with Colton's goats to scale his nearly quarter-million-word mountain, but some compelling views along the way—and likely to receive attention for its baby- boomer focus. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
Heartfelt but taxing chronicle of the lives of five fraternity brothers from their 60's matriculation at USC-Berkeley to their present middle age. Read full book review >