Search Results: "Bill Pitts"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

Famous adman Lois (George, Be Careful, 1972, also coauthored with Pitts), currently head honcho of the Lois/GGK agency, hawks his wares with all the insistence of a rock star bawling, ``I want my MTV'' (a campaign for which he proudly takes the rap). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A readable, well-balanced, impassioned account of a dilemma that touches not just the black family, but all who care about children. ($100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Syndicated Miami Herald columnist Pitts offers a thoroughly absorbing study of the African-American man's struggle to become a competent father in a society sorely lacking in role models. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR RICHARD III by Mike Pitts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Writing this book must have been the dream of a lifetime for Pitts, and he has risen to the occasion. Highly recommended."
When an archaeological expedition found one of England's most maligned kings in an urban parking lot, it was a worldwide sensation. Here's the complete story. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN STATIC by Tom Pitts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2017

"An absorbing and highly charged story of violent payback with considerable collateral damage."
Ex-cops, killers, and junkies collide in and around San Francisco in this thriller. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Based on a real case, this admirable historical novel is unique for the perspective it lends to the Revolution and its profound impact on the lives of all Americans. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slavery in the years of the American Revolution, an era of unexpected freedoms against the backdrop of war, by the author of Darkness (p. 1503). Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE by Mildred Pitts Walter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A compelling account of the voting-rights struggles of the African-Americans of Mississippi, presenting comprehensive information (including ``Freedom Summer'') and ending somewhat abruptly in the mid-60's. Read full book review >

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SUITCASE by Mildred Pitts Walter
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Those who have been teased will relish Xander's ability to disregard labels and prove the bullies wrong. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
With feet so large that he's earned the nickname "Suitcase," sixth-grader Alexander—Xander to family and friends—appears unable to play basketball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"A highly informative though rarely analytical take on one of America's most thriving cultural communities. See Jonathan Gill's upcoming Harlem (2011) for more comprehensive coverage."
One woman's quest to discover the heart of Harlem. Read full book review >

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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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JAKE MAKES A WORLD by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Comprising 24 pages, the narrative closes a bit abruptly; nonetheless, this is a dynamic and creative introduction to a groundbreaking artist and an iconic collection. (biographical note, selected works, museum trustees) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coinciding with the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Migration series, this title imagines the artist as a young teenager experiencing his own move from Philadelphia to Harlem in 1930. Read full book review >

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BE THE ONE by Byron Pitts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Although the stories are heartbreaking, they also offer solace and hope to other youth who may be suffering through similar experiences. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
"Where do you go, where do you hide, when the world hurts too much?" Read full book review >