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: 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

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

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

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

TINKER JIM by Paul Coltman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A mixed effort with some delightful strengths. (Picture book. 5+)"
The gifted father-daughter team that created Tog the Ribber or Granny's Tale (1985, ALA Notable) and Witch Week (1989) takes on a stock British character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY JIM by James Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A finely written, painful, but profound book."
A former business executive tells the moving story of his rise from poverty to privilege and the secrets that haunted—and almost destroyed—his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GENTLEMAN JIM by Raymond Briggs
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A short, sweet and meaningful volume."
This slim volume, a reissue of a 1980 work, has seminal significance in the development of the graphic novel. Read full book review >