Search Results: "Lars Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANNINGS by Lars Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A winner for fans of modern football."
A thorough but light-handed account of the making of a sports dynasty. Read full book review >

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THE ALL AMERICANS by Lars Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 12, 2004

"Surely enjoyable for a readership among academy grads and fans of sports history. Of less service as a window onto WWII."
Are we running out of WWII stories? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"An exemplary piece of reporting and writing, transcending sports to give us a somber view of America's crumbling cities."
This first book by a pair of veterans of Sports Illustrated is a highly intelligent look at the colorful world of playground hoops and, with it, the ghettos that support the game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A game effort to convey the elusive majesty of Grange's performances and qualify his impact on the development of the NFL."
Sports Illustrated staff writer Anderson (Carlisle vs. Army, 2008) chronicles the rise of Red Grange (1903-1991), the NFL's first superstar, and the men most responsible for the early success of professional football. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An informative introduction to the NFL's minor league. (20 b&w photos, throughout)"
A lively, discursive account of American-style football as it expands its European fan base. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A deeply reported, sensitively rendered story that avoids cliché and persuades us that there might indeed be such a thing as 'football therapy.'"
A longtime journalist for Sports Illustrated looks back at the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and the football team that helped the town heal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Gripping, inspiring coverage of three powerful forces' unforgettable convergence: the sports version of The Perfect Storm."
Sports Illustrated staffer Anderson (The All Americans, 2004, etc.) chronicles a 1912 game that proved a turning point not just for college football, but for the sport as a whole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET MUMMY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"A stronger story than its predecessor (The Red Ruby, 2013), but with so many other, excellent series to choose from, why bother starting with a fourth volume? (maps, historical notes) (Graphic science fiction/adventure. 13 & up)"
The jauntily scarved Mortensen returns in his fourth time-bending adventure. Read full book review >

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BRUNO THE CARPENTER by Lars Klinting
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"He's a lovable hero in a neat little book. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Readers meet an initially disorganized Bruno, a chubby beaver, as he measures, saws, drills, screws, hammers, and glues together a project in his workshop. Read full book review >

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THE RED RUBY by Lars Jakobsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This ruby is definitely not a hidden gem. (historical notes) (Graphic adventure/science fiction. 13 & up)"
A quirky little Danish graphic-novel import doesn't quite deliver the goods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 1993

"A more reliable memoir of homeless life than Joe Homeless's My Life on the Streets (1992)—but less revealing and gripping than Jennifer Toth's The Mole People (p. 924)."
Steinbeck, Eighner isn't—his stiff sentences and three-dollar words betray him—and Lizbeth is no Charley, either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"An energetic look at a still-misunderstood period in late antiquity."
A history lecturer illuminates the fractious, little-studied period between the fall of the Roman Empire in the West and rise of the Ottomans in the 15th century. Read full book review >