Search Results: "Gene Wojciechowski"


BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A fitting, illuminating tribute to a game that many believe was the best ever."
Thorough chronicle of the legendary 1992 NCAA basketball tournament clash between Duke and Kentucky. Read full book review >

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Released: April 12, 2005

"A wide-screen feast for Cubs fans and a quick-witted standard for sportswriters."
From sportswriter Wojciechowski (ESPN: The Magazine), the story of a year spent with Wrigley Field as home base, with trips radiating out into the surrounding neighborhoods (and to away ballparks). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A must-read for fans, but fails to capture the true essence of Bettis's charisma."
Self-serving career retrospective from one of the NFL's all-time leading rushers and all-around nice guys. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 1994

"But it hardly matters: he's still one of the game's most interesting personalities. (Eight pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
Hall-of-Fame cager Walton looks back at his injury-ridden college and NBA career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Finebaum is articulate and knows his football, though this book is just more candy for his admirers and grist for the mills of his detractors."
A pedal-to-the-metal survey of SEC football. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: May 1, 1992

"Then again, as this blinding fastball of a book proves, you can give them some good strong kicks. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Major-league memoir from former minor-league umpire Postema. Read full book review >

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GENE EVERLASTING by Gene Logsdon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Wisdom and experience permeate this perceptive and understatedly well-written meditation."
A self-proclaimed contrarian and octogenarian cancer survivor finds renewal in the prospect of death while raising issues that challenge science and religion alike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"A wonderful lesson on how the march of science is driven by the sheer forces of emotion and motivation as much as by ingenious ideas."
From science journalist Wickelgren, the blow-by-blow drama of how government and private enterprise finally came together to (separately) publish their drafts of the human genome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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Released: Jan. 16, 2002

"Moore sometimes overstates his case, but perhaps his real value here lies in pointing out how much we don't know about the calculus of development."
Seeking to demolish the "either/or" of genetic determinism vs. environmentalism, Moore (Developmental Psychology/Pitzer College) sounds a clarion—indeed, somewhat strident—call for recognition that genetic and environmental factors interact throughout life to form human traits. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY GENE by Joselin Linder
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Linder successfully integrates cutting-edge genetic research into her personal quest."
How the author and her family have come to terms with the knowledge that they are the carriers of a fatal genetic mutation. Read full book review >

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THE SPORTS GENE by David Epstein
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Released: Aug. 5, 2013

"Readers may feel overwhelmed at Epstein's avalanche of genetic and physiological studies, but few will put down this deliciously contrarian exploration of great athletic feats."
What makes a great athlete? Being born with talent was the traditional answer, but like so many traditions, it is under attack. Read full book review >