Search Results: "Gene Wojciechowski"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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

NON-FICTION
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

NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

THE GENE by Siddhartha Mukherjee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"Sobering, humbling, and extraordinarily rich reading from a wise and gifted writer who sees how far we have come—but how much farther we have to go to understand our human nature and destiny."
A panoramic history of the gene and how genetics "resonate[s] far beyond the realms of science." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHA GENE by Angel M. Huerta
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 29, 2013

"An inspiring, filled-to-the-brim adventure; a great example of superpowers done right."
A group of middle school kids learns to use their superpowers in Huerta's debut novel. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPORTS GENE by David Epstein
NON-FICTION
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 >