Search Results: "Gary M. Segura"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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, 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN THE DARKEST STREET by Alex Segura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Pete's second case may not tempt fans of either."
Journalist Pete Fernandez (Silent City, 2016) hits rock bottom when he confronts a serial killer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS by Jonathan Segura
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Doesn't break new ground, but smart, fast-paced, cleverly plotted and with a gritty and persuasive city setting—an auspicious debut."
From Publisher's Weekly deputy reviews editor Segura, a profane, grimly witty newsroom noir set on the mean streets of Omaha. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS SILLY! by Gary Taxali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Some kids may like the lilting rhymes and bold colors and patterns, but for the most part Taxali's vintage designs remain better suited for his already appreciative adult market. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pop art and advertising-design nostalgia combine in a picture book that seems to see audience as secondary to presentation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YANKEE DOODLE by Gary Chalk
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 1993

"Not essential, but a curiosity that may engage some readers (and impulse buyers). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The American Revolution, reenacted by mice and other animals on hobbyhorses, rather like Redwall's heroics; recounted in verse that can be sung to the mocking redcoat song the rebels defiantly adopted (``Redcoats were surprised to find/Us Yankees set on winning./At Lexington a shot rang out,/It was the war's beginning!''); and augmented with more facts and asides (``Does this mean they're going to free the slaves?'' asks a raccoon/Native American). Read full book review >

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RUMBLE WITH THE ROMANS by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will applaud the Monty Python-esque exploits of this hoofed hero. Just don't call him a horse. (map) (Farce. 10-12)"
Fun and games in the Coliseum. Read full book review >