Search Results: "Harvey Frommer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 15, 1989

From prolific baseball writer Frommer (Primitive Baseball, 1988; Baseball's Greatest Rivalry, 1982; etc.), a profusely illustrated celebration of Little League baseball on its 50th anniversary. Read full book review >

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SHOELESS JOE AND RAGTIME BASEBALL by Harvey Frommer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1992

Another peek at baseball's good old days—or, in this case, bad old days—by veteran sports-historian Frommer (Growing Up at Bat, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Self-congratulatory oral history, garrulous nostalgia, and great fun for those who recall the days of Tin Pan Alley and three baseball teams in one small, favored place."
Contrary to the popular notion, nostalgia is pretty much what it's always been, judging by the latest offering from the Frommers (It Happened on Broadway, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1998

"But those looking for more than a fleeting recognition of the downside of the business, or for some measured consideration of what, precisely, makes a piece of theatre succeed an art should probably look elsewhere. (b&w photos)"
The Frommers (Growing up Jewish in America, 1995, etc.) have gathered together the recollections (of widely varying frankness and detail) of actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, composers, and critics active in the evolution of theater in New York over the past seven decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Some of these stories told at greater length could have formed an interesting document; but this badly organized (neither chronological, nor consistently thematic) and piecemeal conglomeration is unenlightening. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A hodgepodge of musings about mostly run-of-the-mill childhoods. Read full book review >

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STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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MAPS by Harvey Weiss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Still, an excellent survey that nicely conveys the fascination of its many-faceted subject. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
An admirably lucid presentation of what maps are, how they're made, and their many different types and uses. Read full book review >

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A BREATH OF FROST by Alyxandra Harvey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A successful blend of Regency and paranormal romance. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
This lengthy but constantly entertaining series opener set in 1814 invents a large society of witches comprising much, it seems, of the British aristocracy. Read full book review >

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HAUNTING VIOLET by Alyxandra Harvey
FICTION
Released: June 21, 2011

"A well-paced, clever and scary supernatural-suspense story. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
In Victorian England, the daughter of a fake medium finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery when she starts seeing real ghosts. Read full book review >

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FARMERS AND RANCHERS by Brett Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"Accompanied by full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, a coherent, balanced picture of the homesteader. (maps, notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An outstanding and readable introduction to the social history of westward migration and homesteading in the US in the 184070s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2002

"Too much murky theorizing, and too many fanciful statements, spoil what could have been a workmanlike general history of the war."
A thin attempt at revisionist history about the American Revolution, from a "British perspective." Read full book review >

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BLUE LIGHTNING by John Harvey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"Sour notes: in an appendix the writers plug their works, prattle on about how much they love music, and list the tunes they played while they were writing the stories."
Eighteen stories in the mystery genre, edited by British poet, cultural historian, and mystery writer Harvey (Easy Meat, 1996, etc.), explore the meaning of music in offbeat lives. Read full book review >