Search Results: "Charles S. Pyle"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Pyle's paintings give the feeling of baseball, players and the parks in which they played in active and accurate portraits that match the writing—strong sports reporting, both visually and textually, to provide readers, be they baseball fans or not, the excitement of games and the efforts of a player whose feat has yet to be matched in modern times. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"The Splendid Splinter," aka Ted Williams, was a baseball phenom. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN AND THE WHOLE by Charles S. Sherman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 11, 2014

"Deeply moving, extraordinarily thought-provoking and entirely humane."
A meaningful portrayal of how tragedy affected and transformed one family and especially one religious leader. Read full book review >

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The India Ride by Ryan Pyle
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"What may make for engaging film with stunning scenery stalls as a written account."
Two adventurous brothers describe their 54-day motorcycle trip around India. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1992

"Barkley will win few friends here, but his blatant honesty is perversely refreshing and likely of wide appeal. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Aptly titled, this autobiography of the Philadelphia 76ers' ``Round Mound of Rebound,'' written with Sports Illustrated's Johnson, is calculated for full shock value—and delivers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Slapdash treatment of an important topic."
A tedious, repetitive and self-indulgent attempt to make the news cycle transparent. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2014

"An empathetic, smartly composed journey through a changing land."
Monochrome slice-of-life photographs of the westernmost province of China and the easternmost stretch of the Turkic diaspora. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 2, 2012

"Enthusiastic, archetypal travelers whose informative story is worth the ride."
Two brothers drove BMW motorcycles on a 65-day, 18,000-km loop around China, then co-authored this brisk, optimistic memoir about the trip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"An enjoyable exploration of spacecraft from a reliably knowledgeable guide."
"On the cusp of a new space age, with a seemingly limitless opportunity for both robotic and human engagement in space," an expert surveys many of the manned space programs that failed spectacularly, fizzled, or never left the drawing board. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 1995

"Best of all, he loves a good mystery and is smart enough, open and radical enough, to never say never. (Author tour)"
Fast claiming his place as one of the country's finest natural history writers, Pyle (Thunder Tree, 1993) takes to the hills in search of Bigfoot in this absorbing, classily written field report. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"A solid addition to the shelf of books about the Vietnam War, worthy of being placed next to Faas's own Requiem (1997) and the Library of America anthology Reporting Vietnam (1998)."
Associated Press reporter Pyle and photographer Faas reopen a forgotten incident of the Vietnam War: the 1971 disappearance of four colleagues somewhere over Laos. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2015

"Weekend warriors who crave physical challenges can use Pyle's colorful account to kick-start their own adventures."
Photographer and filmmaker Pyle (The India Ride, 2014, etc.) returns with a fast-paced travel memoir about four months that changed his life. Read full book review >