Search Results: "Bill Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL AMERICAN by Bill Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An athlete who merits recognition today, here given justifiable due."
Bad enough to have been used for athletic talent. But to be betrayed by one's coach and manager? There's the crux of this modest contribution to sports history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Splendid research; feeble prose."
The son of a WWI fighter pilot describes, in most flattering and rarely analytical prose, the exploits of his father and of other airmen who helped win the war to end all wars. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 1993

"Patoski and Crawford do an exceptionally strong job on Vaughan's final three years sober, his early fears, and his huge comeback. (Thirty-five b&w photographs)"
The brief life of the legendary Texas blues-guitarist, well told by Patoski (a senior editor at Texas Monthly) and writer/radio producer Crawford, both of whom live in Austin and saw dozens of Vaughan concerts. Read full book review >

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BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

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CARTER’S BIG BREAK by Brent Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"No literary blockbuster, this sophomore novel nevertheless propels Carter further along in reader fandom. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Narrowly scraping through his freshman year, 14-year-old Will Carter is looking forward to swimming with his buddies and making out with his girlfriend, Abby. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 1994

"To which an ungenerous reader, sick of the facile application of psychobabble to the complex condition of being alive, might snarlingly add publishing."
Crawford (Mommie Dearest, 1978, etc.) focuses on the family as the incubating ground for all the social and emotional ills for which psychologists and talk-show hosts have recently found names. Read full book review >

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A NOBLE PARADISE by James Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A genuine family drama that might inspire and encourage other single parents."
A false allegation and a critically injured child destroy a single dad's picture-perfect family in this novel by Crawford (Mariner Valley, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1992

"Somewhat self-conscious and static in spots, but, still, an evocative book written in clean, often startlingly beautiful prose. (Illustrations.)"
A contemplative, ``overeducated'' writer turned small-time farmer tells of his adventures planting and harvesting garlic on a semi-arid plot of land in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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BLAIZE OF GLORY by Louise Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"Silly dialogue, unappealing characters, and more mush than mayhem."
Recovering food addict and former p.i. Read full book review >

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CARTER FINALLY GETS IT by Brent Crawford
FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2009

"Crawford avoids moralizing, while nicely balancing toilet humor and developing social maturity. (Fiction. YA)"
Freshmen firsts: hookups, heartaches, humiliations. Read full book review >