Search Results: "Hank Bordowitz"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Not as witty or breezy as the title would lead you to believe, but still a solid primer to today's Byzantine music industry."
If you don't like what you're seeing in your record store or hearing on your radio, don't blame the musicians—blame the suits. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Endlessly describing how Fogerty and the others —festered along— with recriminations, Bordowitz offers no perspective to keep the narrative momentum from slowing to a crawl in the long post-breakup half of the book. (40 b&w photos, not seen)"
A doggedly researched but plodding, unambitious bio of the fondly remembered late '60s swamp-rock band. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2005

"A tidy synthesis, but not so insightful that it can succeed without the horse's mouth. (30 b&w photos)"
Though top-heavy on the business side, this look at pop idol Billy Joel pulls together many aspects of his life, even if they fail to cohere fully. Read full book review >

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HANK by Mark Ribowsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"It's not every 29-year-old who can pack enough into a life to warrant a 500-page biography—and a good one at that."
"Everything he did was bad for his health": a sturdy biography of the unsteady icon of outlaw country avant la lettre. Read full book review >

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HANK by Neeli Cherkovski
Released: Feb. 28, 1990

Pleasant hagiography of alcohol-fueled Los Angeles poet/novelist Charles Bukowski, by the author of Ferlinghetti (1979), etc. Cherkovski came to sit at Bukowski's feet as a lad of 15, then parted from him many years later after harsh words. Read full book review >

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HANK by Arch Montgomery
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Billed as the first of a trilogy, too. (Fiction. YA)"
A Maryland eighth-grader with an attitude problem stumbles through a catastrophic summer in this labored, agenda-ridden debut. Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by John Rosengren
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A sensitive look at the cultural impact of the man who once was 'the face of Judaism in America.'"
A veteran sportswriter fondly recalls the life of "the greatest Jewish ballplayer of all time." Read full book review >

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RAILROAD HANK by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An endearing tale of a jovial fellow, trying to do good by the world. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lovable engineer gets confused and takes a train full of surprises up a mountain. Read full book review >

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HANK GREENBERG by Hank Greenberg
Released: May 24, 1989

Flatfooted, posthumous autobiography by the great Detroit Tigers slugger of the 1930's and 1940's, edited after his death by Ira Berkow (Red—A Biography of Red Smith, Carew, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"A good introduction to a somewhat neglected baseball player. (statistics, chronology, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Hank Greenberg was not the first Jewish baseball player in the major leagues, but he was perhaps the first star ball player who was Jewish, and certainly the first elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Read full book review >

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HALFWAY HANK by Joe Fallon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"No overt moralizing here, but young readers with Hank-like habits will surely finish the whole thing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lad gets around a predilection for doing things halfway in this jocular ditty. Read full book review >

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HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >