Search Results: "Allen Barra"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2010

"More than the story of a ballpark, but also of memories, both good and bad, that should be preserved."
Wall Street Journal sports columnist Barra (Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee, 2009, etc.) weaves discussions of baseball and race into his history of Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Ala. Read full book review >

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MICKEY AND WILLIE by Allen Barra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"Ages are 'golden' only in misty-eyed retrospect, but Barra excels at showing these athletes' superhuman abilities and all-too-human frailties."
Veteran sports journalist and biographer Barra (Yogi Berra, 2009, etc.) returns with a dual biography of two of baseball's all-time greats. Read full book review >

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YOGI BERRA by Allen Barra
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A superior sports book bound to interest more than just die-hard fans, ranking with classics like Robert Creamer's Babe: The Legend Comes to Life (1974) and Richard Ben Cramer's Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life (2000)."
A full-scale biography of the most quoted and, possibly, the most underrated player in baseball history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 2002

"A bit technical and statistics-oriented for the uninitiated, but sports buffs and bleacher bums will delight in Barra's unconventional essays."
Opinionated pieces by Wall Street Journal and Salon.com columnist Barra (Inventing Wyatt Earp, 1998, etc.) lovingly examine baseball's most enduring controversies. Read full book review >

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INVENTING WYATT EARP by Allen Barra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A thorough documentary revision of the Western genre's customary fantasy. (16 pages color and b&w photos, not seen)"
A worthy attempt to prospect for facts amid the mists of myth and partisan hearsay long clouding the story of gambler and frontier marshal Earp, his brothers, friends, and foes, especially in the silver mining camp of Tombstone, Ariz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODY ALLEN by John Baxter
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Allen's fans, who are presumably Baxter's target audience, will prefer to let his films do the talking."
The biographer of Steven Spielberg (1997) and Stanley Kubrick sets his sights on one of the cinema's great comic minds. Read full book review >

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WOODY ALLEN ON WOODY ALLEN by Stig Björkman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Strictly for those who devour the Woodman's every word."
Get two filmmakers together to talk about work and the result should be interesting, especially if one of them—Woody Allen- -seldom sits for long interviews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 23, 2015

"Klein changed the way rock does business. In this balanced, fascinating, and well-written biography, Goodman gives him credit where it's due."
The story of a manager more often vilified than any other in the history of rock. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 1974

"This intimate exposition of personality and creativity is the most vivid understanding we have of the major contemporary poet."
Ball has found a most benign use for his Sony — eavesdropping on Allen Ginsberg's 1971 cross-country college lecture tour at UC Davis, Wisconsin State, Wyoming, St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ETHAN ALLEN by Willard Sterne Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2011

"Colorful, well-written and nuanced."
Randall (History/Champlain Coll.; Alexander Hamilton: A Life, 2003, etc.) delves beneath the myth to fashion the definitive biography of the frontier hero and founder of Vermont. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOODY ALLEN by Eric Lax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 1991

"And sheer heaven. (Sixteen pages of photographsnot seen.)"
The inside book on Woody Allen that his fans have been waiting for. Read full book review >