Search Results: "Kenneth L. Shropshire"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 1996

"Anyone desiring to be informed about race issues and sports should read it."
A prominent sports-law specialist sends down an indictment of racism in sports that is occasionally dense and difficult to read but impossible to ignore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Evinces some of Robinson's sweetness and flair, but doesn't pack as much power."
An examination of the life of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson and his influence—both direct and indirect—on athletes who came after. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"Challenging and intense—for all serious students of American culture, but probably best for those with some background in the law."
A brief but profound analysis of how the Reagan-Bush right has exploited the law to victimize women, gays, and ethnic minorities. Read full book review >

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Released: April 19, 1989

An impressive dissertation on the differences between the ideal of American citizenship and the realities of civil rights. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Interesting history, inadequate autobiography."
A journalist's memories and musings on religion in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1996

"It's the literary equivalent of a knuckleball; good on occasions but difficult to handle. (photos, not seen)"
A tiresome ``gonzo'' journalism account of mid-1970s life on the road with a big league ballclub. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS by Kenneth Mallory
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Investigating the hammerhead shark for a new IMAX movie, Mallory, of the New England Aquarium, dives with oceanographer Pete Klimley to study hammerheads off the coast of Baja California and with the IMAX crew off the coast of Costa Rica. Read full book review >