Search Results: "Gary M. Pomerantz"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A sports book worth talking about, and a moving portrait of a great athlete and his era."
A lively study of the life and times of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, "the twentieth century's greatest pure athlete," focusing on an extraordinary night. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"An engrossing genealogical window on a remarkable city. (Author tour; national radio satellite tour)"
Just in time for the summer Olympics—a finely drawn, epic history of Atlanta and of two families, one white, one black, who helped shape its development. Read full book review >

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THEIR LIFE'S WORK by Gary M. Pomerantz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A work of great affection—for people, a violent sport and magical moments."
The saga of the rise and fall of the 1970s NFL powerhouse. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"The author capably records the fading echoes of all the gaiety and gunfire, but he tends to attribute more cultural consequence to these events than they merit."
Pomerantz (Communication/Stanford Univ.; Wilt, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era, 2005, etc.) serves up intertwining Depression-era stories of bridge, high society and murder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Unlike the pilots of ASA 529, Pomerantz is in control all the way in this spellbinding and horrifying death ride."
A heart-in-your-throat story of a small commercial plane headed for a crash landing. Read full book review >

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RICH BOY by Sharon Pomerantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2010

"Pomerantz's tale could use a car chase or an explosion, something to relieve its earnestness. The proceedings lack the pointed humor of a Joshua Then and Now or the pointed ironies of a Gatsby, but the tale is competent and readable all the same."
A pleasant if insubstantial rags-to-yuppiedom saga. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A pertinent, useful study of significant trends in the American political landscape."
An examination of how, "in the twenty-first century, American politics will be shaped, in large measure, by how Latinos are incorporated into the political system." Read full book review >

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A MAN AND A WOMAN AND A MAN by Savyon Liebrecht
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A major voice in Israeli fiction is emerging here."
Debut novel by an author who's already established herself as one of Israel's finest writers. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2012

"Not the best installment of the impressive trilogy, but an intriguing conclusion nonetheless."
The hardscrabble Allan family has faced nearly every threat their rough, self-sufficient pioneer life in Big Sur country has to offer, but it's mankind that finally presents a challenge the family may not be able to overcome. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSERY by Charlotte Pomerantz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Beautifully crafted artwork lifts a pedestrian rhymed text in this tale of two grumpy old bachelors who change their ways. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTHDAY LETTERS by Charlotte Pomerantz
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"Adinolfi's artwork, though hip and darting and with an eye for any humor that can be wrung from the text, ultimately can't keep the dreary story afloat. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Despite some funny touches, Pomerantz's story of the tedious bickering between two kids gets hoist on its own petard. Read full book review >