Search Results: "Larry Tye"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2004

"They may have been invisible men to their patrons, but Tye makes the case for the porters as revolutionary elements within black society. (40 b&w halftones, not seen)"
A reasoned assessment of the Pullman porters' role in black America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"An authoritative treatment of a true baseball immortal."
A fine biography of the legendary baseball Methuselah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME LANDS by Larry Tye
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2001

"An opportunity wasted."
Boston Globe reporter Tye's previous book was a biography of the founder of public relations (The Father of Spin, 1998)—and this look at seven Jewish communities suggests that there is a certain p.r. hangover lingering in his head. Read full book review >

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BOBBY KENNEDY by Larry Tye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2016

"Richly researched prose that sometimes soars too close to the sun of admiration."
A former journalist at the Boston Globe returns with a comprehensive, thesis-driven account of the political career of Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 1998

"A candid and enlightening look at a subject in which smoke and mirrors are primary props. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A remarkable look at the spinmeister who helped to invent public relations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2012

"Fun, enlightening pop-culture history."
It's a bird! It's a plane! No! It's Tye's (Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, 2009, etc.) merry, dizzyingly detailed history of America's first and greatest superhero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1997

"Sinking people will grasp any straw, and this small, lightly fictionalized handbook of survival may well lend courage to faint hearts."
Self-empowerment fantasy by a counselor for those devastated by business losses or losing a job. Read full book review >

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PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN by Charles Larry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Afterword. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
An Anishinabe (Ojibwa) riddle/myth about the turning seasons. Read full book review >

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ATTACK OF THE SMART PIES by Larry Gonick
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Sporting an array of odd forms in the tiny vignettes with which this tale is sprinkled, the New Muses may keep their current fans amused, but they're unlikely to draw many new ones with this offbeat episode. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A zany premise and an equally off-the-wall plot keep this wandering tale—the first separate outing for characters with a regular gig in MUSE magazine—afloat, but just barely. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry Gonick
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"This is no idiot's guide to math, but it could be useful as a supplement to a standard course in calculus."
A tour of calculus from the polymath whose illustrated guides have illuminated a wide range of subjects, from genetics and sex to the environment and the universe. Read full book review >