Search Results: "Filip Bondy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Like an all-star game: lots of style and flair, but not quite enough substance until the closing buzzer."
Savvy overview of a paradigm-shifting moment in basketball, and the legends it created. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 21, 2015

"In terms of overarching significance, this is a slight book. It's worthy, however, for devoted professional baseball fans and for its artfulness in creating a narrative focused primarily on just one pitch—like that achieved by Mike Sowell in The Pitch that Killed (1989)."
New York Daily News sports columnist Bondy (Who's on Worst?: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History, 2013, etc.) builds an entire book around one controversial play during a game between the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals on July 24, 1983. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"The literary equivalent of a mid-July baseball game: a few highlights but largely forgettable."
A collection of anecdotes about some of the worst players, managers and owners in baseball history. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2012

"This book's friendly tone and common-sense advice suit both brand-new sitters and those who are looking to improve their skills. (resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Teens can learn all they need to become savvy sitters with this guide. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FINGERS by Filip Florian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2009

"An intriguing premise, but both characters and plot are bewilderingly and disconcertingly ambiguous."
Residents of a small mountain town in Romania are bewildered by the discovery of a mass grave in journalist Florian's fiction debut. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICE ECONOMIST by Filip Palda
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"A challenging economics overview that may need to be read more than once."
A second-generation economist lays out a highly challenging, seven-step framework for grasping mind-bending economic principles. Read full book review >

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HISTORY OF A DISAPPEARANCE by Filip  Springer
Released: April 4, 2017

"Lucid and literate: a brilliant model of historical writing about place and a beguiling treat for armchair travelers as well."
An evocative study of a town in Poland's outback, one scarcely known even in its day. Read full book review >

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THE DAYS OF THE KING by Filip Florian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A genial tale about fate and romance that sometimes gets overly tangled in political history."
A dentist and a prince—along with a remarkably articulate cat—navigate the complex politics of late-19th-century Romania. Read full book review >