Search Results: "David Maraniss"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Evocative, entertaining and often suspenseful—sports history at a very high standard."
Timely, illuminating account of the 17th Olympiad, with its many firsts, including the first doping scandal in Olympic history. Read full book review >

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FIRST IN HIS CLASS by David Maraniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 1995

Neither hagiography nor hatchet job, this illuminating, unauthorized biography sticks to the facts to draw a sharp personal and political portrait of the man who became the first baby boomer to be elected President. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN A GREAT CITY by David Maraniss
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An illuminating history of a golden era in a city desperately seeking to reclaim the glory."
Hot times in a raucous city. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2006

"A nuanced, expertly written life of much more than a sports hero."
Roberto Clemente wasn't the best baseball player ever, but he was a great one—and one absolutely necessary for his time and his team. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"From the myth of this model of order, loyalty, and victory, Maraniss has fashioned a richly complicated counter life of a sports icon committed to and consumed by the quest for perfection. (First serial to Vanity Fair)"
Though his subjects could not seem more different, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Maraniss finds in Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi as compelling and paradoxical a leader as Bill Clinton (First in His Class, 1995). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Regardless of the level of fame of his subjects, Maraniss's reportage is always sharp and sympathetic."
A wide-ranging mix of stories from the longtime Washington Post journalist, who blends the political and personal, the uplifting and tragic. Read full book review >

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BARACK OBAMA by David Maraniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"Maraniss stresses that Obama's Muslim ancestors encompass only one facet to his complex, fascinating makeup. Another in the author's line of authoritative biographies."
An exhaustive, respectful study of the president's "shattered genealogy," from Kansas to Kenya, Hawaii to Indonesia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Extraordinary, and likely to become a standard in courses devoted to the history of the Vietnam War."
A sprawling, vivid, and hard-to-put-down account of a mere two days in the fall of 1967, a time of two fierce battles: one in South Vietnam, the other in Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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POST-APOCALYPTIC FICTION. TOO SOON?
by Karen Schechner

The collective love for post-apocalyptic fiction might have dipped a bit since The Handmaid’s Tale started to hew too closely to reality. But it’s an irresistible subgenre. For those looking for more depictions of a frightening, all-too-plausible future run by religious zealots hungry for control, The Seekers series, by David Litwack, may suit.  

In the series’ debut, The Children ...


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HE MAKES HIS STAND IN THE AUDITORIUM
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Cover Story: Fabulous
BFF Charm: Extra Sparkly Platinum
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: The Script
Bonus Factors: LGBTQ, Musical
Relationship Status: Season Ticket Holder

 

Cover Story: Fabulous

Since this book is written as a script, the cover is extremely fitting. But the most appropriate aspect ...


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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID LEVITHAN CHANGES THE WORLD ONE KISS AT A TIME
by Sarah Pitre

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan  

Cover Story: PDAA
BFF Charm: Make It Rain
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk:  Whimsically Weighty
Bonus Factors: Diversity, World Record, YA Inside Joke
Relationship Status: Revolutionary

Cover Story: PDAA

Normally, when I see two people kissing on a cover, I consider it a defacement of the ...


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