Search Results: "Don Yaeger"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"An alarm about the state of amateur sport, and about what a society addicted to sports and money is doing to the mindset and future of the nation's youth. (8 pages b&w photos)"
An blistering exposÇ of the sneaker industry's current role in amateur basketball. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"In a slim, quick-moving book, the authors bring attention to a group that exerted an enormous influence over events during the Revolutionary War."
A history of the Culper Spy Ring, without which, the authors argue, the Americans would not have won the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Decent baseball book; mediocre inspirational book."
Passable baseball memoir by retired pitching ace Smoltz, centered around his efforts, at age 41 and after major shoulder surgery, to pitch just one more year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Readers may never attain the author's heights, but his advice should help nascent entrepreneurs skirt at least some of the pitfalls ahead."
With veteran co-author Yaeger (with Rex Ryan: Play It Like You Mean It, 2011, etc.), millionaire entrepreneur Blair tells his compelling story: a troubled street kid overcomes a broken home and a drug-addled father to amass a vast fortune before the age of 30. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Often preachy, but Oher scores points with good intentions and an unrelentingly positive message."
Hulking NFL tackle and subject of the film The Blind Side (2009) blends practical advice with autobiography in this intimate ghetto-survival guide. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A gold mine of contemporary cautionary information for the sports-minded."
A fully functional sports manual focused on the awareness and prevention of common athletic injuries. Read full book review >

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DON GIOVANNA by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"With little decoration and an easy touch, Prantera offers a charming, if limited, comedy of matured love and virtuous compromise."
Prantera (Letter to Lorenzo, 1999, etc.) gathers a middle-aged cast of characters to enact an amateur version of Mozart's well-known opera, touching with gentle humor on that work's themes of the heart's durable passion in competition with the mortal limits of body and time. Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

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DON HO: by Don with Jerry Hopkins Ho
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"Don Ho lovers rejoice; this colorful coffee table book is everything readers could possibly want from an autobiography of this Hawaiian treasure."
Loa maika'i eluhelu e pili ana no Don Ho. (Possible grammar issues notwithstanding, that's Hawaiian for “A very good book about Don Ho.”) Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >