Search Results: "Dave Zirin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 2014

"Millions will enjoy the World Cup and Olympics, but Zirin justly reminds readers of the real human costs beyond the spectacle."
How the real costs to democracy and the body politic that come from hosting a World Cup or Olympics outweigh the temporal joy that such events bring. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Zirin displays a witty writing style, but the book lacks focus and too often presents conclusions that, while provocative, aren't supported by sufficient evidence."
From sportswriter Zirin (What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the U.S., 2005), an analysis of how the worlds of sports and politics collide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 20, 2010

"Zirin rightfully chastises uncompromising free-market ideologues who happily accept social welfare. Now, if he could only make them listen."
Nation sports writer Zirin (People's History of Sports in the United States, 2008, etc.) continues his sports-themed muckraking with a blistering screed against the owners of major U.S. sports teams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A smug, wearisome catalogue."
Sportswriter Zirin (Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports, 2007, etc.) looks through the eyes of the left at the political forces shaping the history of American sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A damning indictment of all that is corrupting sports and a song of praise for athletes standing up for human rights and decency."
A well-told tale about the seamy mess that politics has brought to big-time sports. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

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CRAZY DAVE by Basil Johnston
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not a happy ending, but nonetheless a lively and appealing memoir."
The author looks back on the history of his family, members of an Ojibway tribe driven out of Wisconsin in the 1850s to settle on an Ontario reserve. Read full book review >

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CAVEBOY DAVE by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A lively series opener. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In a time when brawn is prized, a scrawny caveboy must use his brains to pass an initiation and hunt a fierce beast. Read full book review >

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LAZY DAVE by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"A delightfully drawn and amusing take on what the pet does when the owner is away. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dave appears to be one lazy dog, but what his unsuspecting owner doesn't know is that this sleepwalking canine might just save the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF DAVE by Will Self
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2006

"Thus, this is indeed divided: by turns acrid, funny and perversely moving, yet marred by sourness, shrillness and redundancy."
England in the future and (mostly) underwater is the post-apocalyptic setting for the brazen Brit author's ambitious dystopian satire. Read full book review >

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DAVE AT NIGHT by Gail Carson Levine
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Levine's writing is believable and personable; historical details ring true, especially the energy among African-Americans during the 1920s artistic flowering, and the particulars of Jewish and Yiddish culture. (Fiction. 8-12)"
PLB 0-06-028154-5 Knowing only that her father grew up in an orphanage in New York on the edge of Harlem, Levine (Ella Enchanted, 1997) weaves a tale of an adventurous boy who stumbles into the world of the Harlem Renaissance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE BARRY IN CYBERSPACE by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"And it can be read with zero RAM, too. (Author tour)"
User-friendly Barry, tour guide to the world and elsewhere (Dave Barry Does Japan, 1992, etc.), takes a crack at cyberspace and comes up with a loony naturalist's guide to computer geekdom. Read full book review >