Search Results: "Herschel Cobb"


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HEART OF A TIGER by Herschel Cobb
Released: April 1, 2013

"A gentle, affecting memoir."
The greatest baseball player of the dead ball era, and the most widely despised, tenderly remembered by his grandson. Read full book review >

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Falcon Down by C.H. Cobb
Released: June 13, 2013

"This first installment chronicling the adventures of Maj. Jacob Kelly turns out to be an undisputed success."
An Air Force pilot with a few skills not in his official dossier finds himself on the run in a hostile nation in the first thriller of this trilogy. Read full book review >

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HAPPENINGS by Katie Cobb
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2002

"Ultimately, though, the good premise and the themes of family, peer pressure, independence, and communication will appeal to many teen readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Kelsey Gene Blackwell's good standing in her high-school AP English class is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >

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I GET WET by Vicki Cobb
by Vicki Cobb, illustrated by Julia Gorton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Her illustrations utilize uncluttered pages, bright colors on white backgrounds, and creative type treatments that flow together into a lively, informative treatment. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 3-6)"
Kids who wonder why their fingertips get wrinkly in the bathtub will find the answer to this question and other scientific stumpers in this simple but not simplistic study of the ways of water. Read full book review >

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TARGET LOCK by James H. Cobb
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Cobb, who knows his Navy, his gadgets, and his acronyms, is less at home with nuance. Still, in the world of technothrillers, grade it a solid B."
Cobb's fourth salty tale about ships and sailors and chasing pirates on the bounding main—in 2008. Read full book review >

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CHOOSERS OF THE SLAIN by James H. Cobb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 1996

"First- rate military suspense."
A genuinely exciting debut yarn detailing how America's blue- water Navy might do battle with an unlikely foe a decade hence. Read full book review >

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DINNER MOST DEADLY by Sheri Cobb South
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"Despite South's blithe disregard of social customs of Jane Austen's era, this fourth frothy whodunit for Pickett (Family Plot, 2014, etc.) has a satisfying surprise or two and a duo who really are made for each other."
An attempt at matchmaking takes a wrong turn into murder. Read full book review >

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WEST ON 66 by James H. Cobb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Cobb's prose is sometimes as souped-up as Kevin's beloved Chevy, but by the finish you've had a pretty entertaining ride."
And now, for something a little different, Cobb time-travels back from the 21st century and the world of technothrillers (Sea Strike, 1998, etc.) to 1957 and the world of, well, Jack Kerouac. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"Thought-provoking and studded with piercing ironies."
A frank look at the complexities and contradictions of the civil rights movement, particularly with regard to the intertwined issues of nonviolence and self-defense. Read full book review >

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Henry Hare's Floppy Socks by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: April 17, 2013

"A fun romp with uniquely illustrated characters and a simple solution to an amusingly silly dilemma."
A happy-go-lucky hare finds it difficult to hop when his socks won't stay up. Read full book review >