Search Results: "Curt Sampson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

"Sampson fails to reach the authority and quality achieved by Michael Bamberger in To the Linksland (reviewed above), but his book has obvious appeal for golf-history and nostalgia buffs. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
While it's arguable that 1960—as golf-pro turned golf-writer Sampson claims—was the watershed year for professional golf, it does offer a springboard for an interesting if slipshod study of golfing greats Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan at contrasting stages of their careers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"An entertaining read for golf fans that sheds light on an important chapter in golf history."
Golf writer Sampson (Golf Dads: Fathers, Sons, and the Greatest Game, 2008, etc.) recounts the tale of the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, S.C., perhaps the most famous edition of the biennial contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAVAGE by Jeff Sampson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Emily's alpha wolf-girl toughness will appeal, along with a bit of romance. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
The Deviants trilogy concludes (or does it?) with a slamfest of action. Read full book review >

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FALLING OFF AIR by Catherine Sampson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2004

"Sympathetic characters can't quite overcome the overfamiliar between-two-lovers plot."
Journalist Sampson's first brings us Robin Ballantyne, a TV news producer who just may end up her station's biggest story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWDER by Kevin Sampson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Too bad it's not nearly as good."
Narcissism runs rampant in UK rock 'n' roll as depicted by first-novelist Sampson, who once managed a Liverpool pop group and so knows whereof he speaks. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF AN ADULTEROUS WOMAN by Curt Leviant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A nice ride, even if it doesn't really go anywhere."
Leviant (Partita in Venice, 1999) has a way of pushing the envelope a bit farther than he ought, but there is a sincerity in his style that makes his pretensions forgivable and sometimes even lots of fun. Read full book review >

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FIELD NOTES FROM THE NORTHERN FOREST by Curt Stager
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1998

"Stager's upbeat short takes are like a day afield with an avuncular guide, paying tribute to his neck of the woods while inspiring the rest of us that getting in touch with nature can be as simple as looking around our own backyards. (illustrations, not seen)"
Short, personable essays enthusiastically explore the natural history of one of North America's largest (and possibly most overlooked) ecosystems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"For the fan, this road trip through baseball's past and present will evoke memories of hot dogs, peanuts, announcers' voices, home runs, and the roar of the crowd."
A baseball lover chronicles the history of the sport by winding his way from one stadium to another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDGAR HOOVER by Curt Gentry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"A revealing and grimly fascinating political horror tale- -which, however, too frequently caricatures Hoover as a sinister Çminence grise rather than as a 20th-century power broker shaped (or misshaped) by his late-Victorian upbringing. (Seventy-one b&w photographs.)"
Based on more than 300 interviews and 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, this enormous, blistering exposÇ seems hellbent on proving that the legendary FBI director had not feet of clay, but cloven hoofs. Read full book review >

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GEORGE H.W. BUSH by Curt Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An odd but endearing look at a president the nation is finally beginning to understand and appreciate."
A former speechwriter for George H.W. Bush pens a heartfelt appreciation of the president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A wondrous exploration of how our interconnections are vast and abiding, past, present and future."
An "atomic field guide to yourself" and your surroundings. Read full book review >