Search Results: "John Feinstein"


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THE SIXTH MAN by John Feinstein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Solidly drawn, both on and off the court. (Fiction. 12-18) "
"Triple threat" Alex Myers turns his attention from football to basketball in this middle volume (The Walk On, 2014). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"A fast-paced caper, with plenty to offer fans of both the Games and the less savory 'games.' (Mystery. 10-14)"
Feinstein's latest tale of chicanery in big-time sports sends teen journalist Stevie Thomas to London to cover the Olympics, where his usual partner Susan Carol is swimming for gold. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Fun for those who like the focus on the background of sports rather than the actual game, this is a serviceable entry in the series. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson, intrepid teen sports reporters, are once again teamed up with Bobby Kelleher and Tamara Mearns on a big nationally televised game (Change-up: Mystery at the World Series, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"While Stevie and Susan Carol's unlimited freedom stretches credulity more than a bit and nuanced relationships and glimpses of dugout grit are in short supply, fans of the series will enjoy another inside scoop. (Mystery. 12-14)"
Fourteen-year-old sports columnists Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson begin freshman year with a close-up look at a dramatic wild-card National League Championship final and then at the World Series between Boston and Washington, D.C. When a player who's come up from the minors in a late-season trade pitches a near no-hitter in game two, the mystery and personal tragedy in his past become the story Stevie pursues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Engaging stories from a storyteller who doesn't just know his subject—he loves it."
The sports journalist and author of sports-related mysteries chats candidly about his first 10 nonfiction books, beginning with A Season on the Brink (1986), and chases down some of their principal characters for a reunion. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST MAJOR by John Feinstein
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Recommended for any sports enthusiast and a must for golfers of all handicaps."
An exciting story of the "terror…absolute joy and absolute despair" that are the Ryder Cup matches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 6, 1996

"A must for sports fans and for fans of excellent journalism of any kind."
The sixth entry in this consistently excellent annual series is compiled by Feinstein (see below) with admirable results. Read full book review >

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THE WALK ON by John Feinstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"All the goods for the sports enthusiast—and more. (Fiction. 11-15)"
A cliffhanger of a football novel bristling with social, personal, familial and ethical issues to complement the gridiron action, from best-selling sports writer Feinstein. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"A text that will delight college basketball fans but also raises tacit questions about the effects of big-time athletics on a university's academic mission."
A veteran sportswriter returns with an account of the basketball wars—on- and off-court—among three iconic coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1995

"It's not A Season on the Brink, but even baseball stalwarts languishing for a sports fix might find this compulsively readable. (17 b&w photos, not seen)"
Best-selling sportswriter Feinstein (Running Mates, 1992, etc.) turns his attention to a new sport, golf, with this chronicle of a year on the men's pro tour. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The game, a narrow one-point victory for Army, provided a stunning climax to the season. It also supplies a stirring ending for this exceptional book."
Feinstein, author of the bestselling A Good Walk Spoiled (1995), again delivers the goods, this time chronicling the 1995 season of the West Point and Annapolis football teams, culminating in their annual game. Read full book review >

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WHERE NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME by John Feinstein
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"A kaleidoscopic insiders' story of baseball as played by the Durham Bulls, Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Norfolk Tides and others like them."
One of the doyens of the sportswriting world takes on the national pastime with a frenetic road trip to minor league clubhouses and fields where true baseball is played. Read full book review >