Search Results: "James S. Hirsch"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A heady yarn of sports, celebrity, racism, crime, justice, and redemption. (Author tour)"
Former reporter Hirsch spins a riveting, straight-ahead account of one of the great miscarriages of justice in the history of American criminal law, and the fight to overturn it. Read full book review >

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WILLIE MAYS by James S. Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Well-researched and fluid, but tendentious and tunnel-visioned."
An admiring—at times even worshipful—portrait of one of baseball's greatest players, whose on-field exploits were astonishing but whose inner life remains largely hidden. Read full book review >

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GOOD VIBRATIONS by Mike Love
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"For Beach Boys completists, essential. For die-hard fans of Love & Mercy, probably one to miss."
The Beach Boy everyone loves to hate speaks his piece—sometimes sweetly, often gruffly, but always candidly. Read full book review >

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WALK IN THEIR SHOES by Jim Ziolkowski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A motivational tale of the changes people can make in the lives of others, given determination and a strong faith in right and wrong."
One man's mission to help change the world one school at a time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2002

"Absorbing and horrendous at the same time: an important contribution to American history."
A journalist's painstaking recounting of a bloody urban race riot that was covered up for decades. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2006

"A provocative amalgam of staunch advocacy, personal experience and investigative reporting."
A character-driven account, written with barely controlled anger, of what diabetes is, what it is like to be diabetic and how and why the medical community is failing to deal effectively with this widespread and as-yet-incurable condition. Read full book review >

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6 BOOKS FOR EARLY 2017
by Ana Grilo

Who’s excited that 2016 is coming to an end soon? I know I am, and I already started wish-listing all the awesome-looking 2017 releases and preparing my challenges and goals for 2017. One of them is to continue my Time Travel Project (in which I read as many books featuring time travel as I can, old and new) and the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VARMINTS by Andy Hirsch
by Andy Hirsch, illustrated by Andy Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Yee-haw! Pa never does show up, but there are plainly more misadventures in store before trail's end. (Graphic Western. 11-13)"
Two children get into one pickle after another as they search the Old West for their elusive dad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Far too arcane and cumbersome to enthrall most fans of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but deserves a place on the lengthening shelf of books about the influential Rand's accomplishments and character."
In the "heroic-capitalist" novelist's centenary year, prosecuting attorney Valliant skillfully cross-examines two previous biographers' accounts of her tumultuous love affair with a younger man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 2002

"A lucid account of an ongoing war on a changing battlefield with at least the hope of new weapons."
How perceptions of breast cancer and its treatment have evolved over the centuries, particularly since the advent of the women's movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"You'll want to avert your eyes as Kunen recreates the accident in all its blood and tears, but hang on for some impressive corporate muckraking. (8 pages of b&w photos, not seen)"
Part tabloid-style tearjerker, part sophisticated corporate exposÇ, by a former People magazine crime writer and bestselling author (The Strawberry Statement, 1969). Read full book review >