Search Results: "Jim Dent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KIDS GOT IT RIGHT by Jim Dent
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A passionate, well-reported history of the role Texas football played in America's racial integration."
Consummate sports chronicler Dent (Courage Behind the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story, 2012, etc.) examines a transformative football event in Texas that blurred racial boundaries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Unfocused and repetitive, though the Mites' story is inspiring."
The latest work from Dent (Monster of the Midway, 2003, etc.) describes the rise of a group of orphans who defied the odds to become a power in Texas high-school football. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A superb work that paints the resilient athlete as a fierce competitor and an unforgettable sportsman."
Heartfelt biography of a Texas football star whose life was cut short by cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Third, they'd throw me out of Texas.' (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant comes alive in this rollicking story of his time at Texas A&M during the mid-1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"Like eavesdropping on the team bus, sports enthusiasts will enjoy reliving a time when college football was top national news. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A rousing look at the colorful coach and players who achieved an amazing 47-game winning streak for the Oklahoma Sooners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCKY F*CKING DENT by David Duchovny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A sentimental, staccato love letter to baseball, fatherhood, and the passage of time."
A frustrated young writer discovers a surprising redemption when he moves back in with his dying father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 2012

"A ride alongside a master flier with a cool head and sly sense of humor who, even facing death, refused to be grounded by circumstance."
Facing a terminal illness, an aviator reflects on his time above and below the clouds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY JIM by Nancy Rawles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Intensely sad but not mawkish: a very fine love story, wonderfully narrated with a perfect feel for the time and place."
A tale of slave life in the Old South imagines the hidden life of Huck Finn's sidekick, the runaway slave Jim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM MURRAY by Jim Murray
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"An engaging potpourri from a perceptive observer."
Selective reminiscences from a Pulitzer-winning sports columnist that, though several bricks shy of an autobiographical load, offer a host of pleasures for fans of big-time athletics and celebrities—and of fine writing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM UGLY by Sid Fleischman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"Fine helter-skelter melodrama. (Fiction. 10-13)"
For 12-year-old Jake Bannock, "Jim Ugly" seems like a good name for his buried father's wolflike dog, but that low opinion changes when Jake figures out that his father isn't dead after all and he and the dog set out on a hopeful search for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM HENSON by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A solid biography that can be enjoyed by readers of more than one generation."
Biographer Jones (Washington Irving: An American Original, 2007) relies on strict chronology to tell the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson (1936-1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIM THORPE by Joseph Bruchac
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 2006

"Not just a sports-hero tale, this delves into such important issues as the line between amateur and professional sports, the effect of big-time money on sports, racism and the relationship of Native Americans to a dominant society. (Fiction. 10+)"
Jim Thorpe was a modern American Indian hero. Read full book review >