Search Results: "Jr. Capeci"


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THE LYNCHING OF CLEO WRIGHT by Jr. Capeci
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Capeci does a service in shining the light of history on the little-known incident that 'signaled the beginning of the end of one kind of racial oppression,' but it raises more questions than it answers about the pivotal, lasting impact of Wright's lynching. (7 b&w photos, not seen)"
A pat, scholarly reconstruction and analysis of the 1942 incident that occasioned the first federal investigation of lynching. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Vivid, hair-raising, day-to-day-in-the-life-of narrative: the best mob book in recent memory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First-rate story of a Mafia murder crew so deadly that even John Gotti turned aside a contract on its leader. Read full book review >

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MOB BOSS by Jerry Capeci
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A raw and fascinating account of one mobster's daily activities and career."
Veteran New York reporters tell the story of a Mafia kingpin's rise to power, his decision to leave the mob and his role in testifying against his former partners in crime. Read full book review >

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WINNING WORDS by Jr. Smith
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2008

"The immediacy of the storytelling and the lively format will attract young sports buffs looking for something different. (author's note) (Short stories. 9 & up)"
Six sports stories center on inspirational quotations. Read full book review >

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RIMSHOTS by Jr. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Smith closes with another tribute, to the African-American athletes, musicians, and artists who have meant the most to him. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Mixing poetry, memoir, short fiction, and photography, Smith pays a fast-break tribute to the pleasures and pains of b-ball, from being benched (" ‘Please Put Me In, Coach!!' "); to playing "Hot Like Fire," on the way to scoring 65 points; remembering "the time when my dad could no longer play one on one; or how a new kid, "Meek," proved himself on the court, once he was given a chance. Read full book review >

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COUNTING IS FOR THE BIRDS by Jr. Mazzola
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"High- resolution digital illustrations painted onscreen using a personal computer are detailed with the precision of a photograph, appropriate for identification but lacking a heartbeat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An effective beginning backyard-bird book is muddied with the addition of poetry and counting to its equation. Read full book review >

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A SEA OF GRASS by Jr. Dvorak
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"List of prairie preserves and restorations. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
In outstanding color photos accompanied by a spare descriptive text, a naturalist whose specialty is the prairie depicts a year in the tallgrass prairie that once extended west from Ohio. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A final full page of author acknowledgments and thanks would have been better utilized with basic information about the choir and its significant location. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Thirteen poems about vocal music focus on the world renowned Boys Choir of Harlem, with photographs of choir members by Smith (Loki and Alex: The Adventures of a Dog and His Best Friend, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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CODE OF CONDUCT by Jr. Alvarez
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"Lifeless prose in a memoir that also lacks the excitement, drive, and focus of self-discovery. (Photographs—not seen.)"
What it was like to return to civilian life after eight and a half years as a POW, told blandly by Alvarez (Chained Eagle, YA, 1989—not reviewed), with help from Schreiner (A Place Called Princeton, 1984, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"These newer mysteries compel; perhaps the trilogy's conclusion will continue along this route. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Newly sighted Jacob discovers the world of Seers in this sequel to Truesight (2004). Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"No swish. (Poetry. 10+)"
Smallish photos in a flashy design accompany quick takes on basketball in poetic form. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WAR! by Jr. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 1992

"Glossary; bibliography; long chronology; index. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A scholar argues that, despite its plethora of horrors, in the long run the Civil War was a Good Thing for this country. Read full book review >