Search Results: "Joe Layden"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Familiar headlines rehashed with no value added."
Sportswriter Layden (The Great American Baseball Strike, 1995, etc.) colorlessly recounts Buster Douglas's 1990 upset of Mike Tyson. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT AMERICAN BASEBALL STRIKE by Joe Layden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"10-13)."
An entry in the Headliners series, this is a straightforward presentation on the recent strike with chapters on the history of the game and labor unrest as well as speculation about baseball's future. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2008

"A valuable insider's look at the many-layered ramifications of the American-Iraqi tragedy of errors."
A battalion commander who challenged army leadership and was punished for it scathingly indicts America's miscalculations in Iraq. Read full book review >

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JOE by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It's lean, mean, and original."
With this, his fourth book in as many years, Brown delivers on the huge promise of his first, the tough-as-nails collection of stories, Facing the Music. Read full book review >

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JOE by Ron Padgett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Written with profound admiration and affection, but the author should have hit Delete more frequently. (38 b&w and color photos and illustrations)"
A fond chronicle of the nearly 40-year friendship between poet Padgett (Great Balls of Fire, not reviewed) and artist Brainard, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1994. Read full book review >

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STREET JUSTICE by Chuck Zito
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Respect the man, enjoy his powerful story: got a problem with that? (44 b&w photos throughout; 8 pp. color photos, not seen)"
A lively, pugnacious, and engaging autobiography from biker, boxer, bodyguard, and actor Zito. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AS YOU WISH by Cary Elwes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"The book, unlike the movie it describes, struggles at times to balance a tone of charming over cheesy. But Elwes' case—that the film has endured because it was made with a lot of heart—is made persuasively enough that readers will entertain the sentiment even if they aren't totally convinced by it."
With the assistance of Layden (The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption, 2013, etc.), Elwes shares tales of the making of the 1987 film The Princess Bride, in which he starred in the role of Westley.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH HONOR by Salvatore Giunta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A simply told account that reminds us of the awesome weight accompanying this signal honor."
The first living Medal of Honor winner since the Vietnam War tells his story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A feel-good story with a predictable outcome—but Kersjes tells some hard truths along the way."
The inspirational account of a special-education teacher in a small-town high school who overcame great obstacles to bring his class to NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE JOE by Mary Serfozo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

``Bang''; ``bong''; ``hop''; ``stop'': each word appears twice, in large type and also creatively integrated into a sequence of illustrations depicting a small boy exploring his yard and neighborhood, making noise by dragging a stick along a picket fence and by banging on garbage pails, then considering a stop sign, splashing and squishing through puddles, and finally bringing his muddy footprints home—where Mom greets his dawning awareness of the tracks he's just made with rueful indulgence. Read full book review >

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TIPTOE JOE by Ginger Foglesong Gibson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This beguiling, cumulative woodland tale will make a great addition to bedtime routines. (Picture book. 2-5)"
"Tiptoe fast, // tiptoe slow. / Say hello to Tiptoe Joe." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE DIMAGGIO by Jerome Charyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"Though sometimes over the top as he reimagines DiMaggio—'[Yankee] Stadium's suffering Christ'—Charyn supplies an intriguing, plausible take on this notoriously opaque hero."
A novelist's sympathetic meditation on the life of the legendary New York Yankee. Read full book review >