Search Results: "Jordan Mechner"


BOOK REVIEW

JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. Read full book review >

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TEMPLAR by Jordan Mechner
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 9, 2013

"An explosive but overly wound clockwork whose center doesn't hold."
A sweeping medieval caper set amid the persecution of the Knights Templar during the early 14th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2002

"A chilling account."
From journalist Toth (Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, etc.), a disturbing story of a 14-year-old boy who axed to death his foster mother. Read full book review >

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A JOURNAL FOR JORDAN by Dana Canedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"A gut-wrenching memoir of love unexpectedly eviscerated."
In spare, poignant prose, New York Times assistant national news editor Canedy bares the human cost of the Iraq war. Read full book review >

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FOUR BOYS NAMED JORDAN by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Required reading for prospective parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What price faddish baby-naming? Read full book review >

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CROSSING OVER JORDAN by Linda Beatrice Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Confusing and oppressive."
A well-intentioned novel about how the psychic scars of slavery manifest themselves through generations of African-American women. Read full book review >

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PRINCE OF PERSIA by Jordan Mechner
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Combine these intricacies with a sprawling, visually literate landscape of love, lore and violence, and the result is a fine saga for older readers. (afterword) (Graphic fiction. YA)"
Completing a solid evolution from video game to graphic novel, Mechner and Sina breathe life, passion and legend into the original concept. Read full book review >

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KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN by Nigel Ashton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Somewhat arid, but a policy wonk's dream, full of historical data and the implications for war and peace in the world's most volatile region."
A close analysis of the late Jordanian ruler, who walked a fine line in his efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. Read full book review >