Search Results: "Bob Hammel"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A quick, negative-to-achieve manifesto that initially sounds like a bummer but turns out to be brightly anecdotal."
With the assistance of co-author Hammel (The Bill Cook Story: Ready, Fire, Aim!, 2008, etc.), legendary college-basketball coach Knight (Knight: My Story, 2002), known for his anger management issues, sings the praises of negativity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Despite a lack of personal data and a confusing chronological sequence: a dandy, feisty take on the grand old game."
As a scout for the Baltimore Orioles (originally the St. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERDOGS by Sara Hammel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"The novel is absorbing and enjoyable, but readers' feelings about this oddball mystery/life-transformation hybrid will depend on whether they're delighted or annoyed by the surprise ending. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Best friends try to figure out who murdered a pretty 16-year-old girl at a tennis club. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A vivid retrospective, rich in tactical and strategic detail. (Eleven maps.)"
Another tour de force from military historian Hammel (Ambush Valley, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: March 10, 1989

A macho, like-it-was memoir of aerial combat in WW II's Southwestern Pacific theater. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2003

"The veracity of these revelations must be taken on faith, but, still, they have the ring of very scary truth."
A convicted and now remorseful pedophile explains how he selected his victims, earned their parents' confidence, and then manipulated the youngsters' emotions to gain control over them. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR VS. SCHOOL by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2014

"Still, Shea's concept of 'winning' at school clearly has to do with self-confidence, determination and, sometimes, teamwork—a winning idea indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Can a dinosaur come out on top when he tries to tackle all kinds of new things at school? Read full book review >

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CHEETAH CAN'T LOSE by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A high-volume victory for compassion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Loudmouth speedster Cheetah is sure that race day will be a walkover, but two clever little cats have other ideas. Read full book review >

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UNICORN THINKS HE'S PRETTY GREAT by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Brilliant in execution and hysterical in dialogue; Shea's pretty great, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Goat can't stop comparing himself to Unicorn and coming up short. Read full book review >

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LOOK! ANOTHER BOOK! by Bob Staake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"The jaunty rhyme and easy-to-decode words make this a perfect choice for the new reader. (Picture book. 4-12)"
The energetic sequel to Look! A Book! (2011) picks up just where the last one ended. Read full book review >

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NEW SOCKS by Bob Shea
by Bob Shea, illustrated by Bob Shea
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The presentation might point to a preschool audience, but the pleasure of sporting sharp new duds isn't age-specific at all. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bold visual design expresses a winning exuberance in this debut, which features a chick named Leon crowing proudly over his new socks—"These New Socks fit just right! Read full book review >