Search Results: "Don Yaeger"


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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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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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DOLLEY MADISON SAVES GEORGE WASHINGTON  by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"Her altogether admirable tale makes a terrific lead-in to the likes of Robert Quackenbush's James Madison and Dolley Madison and Their Times (1992). (author's note, note on Stuart, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Brown continues his string of exemplary biographies for younger readers with this profile of the most charming, charismatic and intrepid first lady ever. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD DRIVES A TRACTOR by Don Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"This likely offers them a few machines they haven't yet heard of. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Tractors do many different jobs on the farm. Read full book review >

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ACROSS A DARK AND WILD SEA by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"This works on many levels to delight and to inspire: as a stirring read-aloud, as a saint's biography, and as a beautiful picture book. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Brown (A Voice from the Wilderness, 2001, etc.) continues his series of picture-book biographies of lesser-known figures with a tale of the life of Saint Columcille, the sixth-century prince and monk better known by the Latin form of his name, Columba. Read full book review >

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ALICE RAMSEY'S GRAND ADVENTURE by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's quite a story, and Brown quietly reminds readers that it's also quite a triumph. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Brown (Ruth Law Thrills a Nation, 1993) describes an astonishing feat without fanfare or needless adulation, in a story of a little-known automobile pioneer. Read full book review >