Search Results: "Lonnie Wheeler"


BOOK REVIEW

INTANGIBALL by Lonnie Wheeler
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A good book for baseball fans who already know, or think they know, about the specific players named."
Sportswriter Wheeler—co-author of memoirs by Hank Aaron and Mike Piazza, among others—makes the case that baseball statistics should be examined in tandem with the intangibles of a player's character when assembling a winning team. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Which is to say that this aptly titled book, while dandy, could have been softer. (Eight pages of b&w photographs)"
A timely but stubbornly selective autobiography of Detroit's five-time African-American mayor, written with Wheeler (coauthor of Hank Aaron's I Had A Hammer, 1991). Read full book review >

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PITCH BY PITCH by Bob Gibson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A captivating account from one of baseball's most formidable pitchers."
Gibson relives in detail, and with many asides, the brilliant first game he threw against the Detroit Tigers in the 1968 World Series. Read full book review >

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LONG SHOT by Mike Piazza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A superior ballplayer, still a work-in-progress as a human being."
Arguably the game's greatest offensive catcher recounts his controversial career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Interspersed with riveting first-hand accounts by the youth portrayed in this book, Street Soldier poses a challenge to all Americans."
A passionate, perturbing account of one man's Herculean efforts to reach a generation of disenfranchised black youth in the ghettos of San Francisco and beyond. Read full book review >

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STRANGER TO THE GAME by Bob Gibson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Though he grouses a lot about being slighted by major league baseball and rehashes all-too-familiar racial difficulties, it is refreshing to get the fiery Gibson's take on the grand old game. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
One of the great pitchers in baseball history (and one of the most outspoken and disagreeable), Gibson recalls his storied career with the capable help of Wheeler (I Had a Hammer, not reviewed) and shows he's not done being ``difficult.'' A ferocious competitor who made his living pitching high and tight, Gibson had a reputation throughout his 17 years with the St. Read full book review >

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SEDUCTIONS by Lonnie Barbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 1999

"One could do worse with one's mate than read this, but taking a shower together will get you there faster, and maybe with better prose."
A sheaf of sex aids by 20 unknown writers, mostly for women but also for men and in particular for couples. Read full book review >

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Released: May 16, 1994

"A surfeit of supple mouths, jutting nipples, and bare buttocks begins to pall, and when the erotic value of these tales fades, there's not much left to recommend them."
An anthology of 22 erotic short stories selected by psychologist Barbach, whose interests in monogamy and women's sexuality come together in this book designed to help monogamous couples enhance their sex lives. Read full book review >

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FIFTY-SEVEN TRAVELING by Lonnie Cruse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2010

"Cruse's middle-aged sleuths will strike a chord with lovers of cozies and car buffs."
Finding the car of her dreams turns into a nightmare for an antique-auto aficionado and her doting spouse. Read full book review >

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MORE SIMPLE SIGNS by Cindy Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An ideal first book on ASL, making self- instruction possible even for beginners. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A companion volume to Wheeler's earlier Simple Signs (1995, not reviewed, etc.), this cheerfully illustrated manual demonstrates the American Sign Language alphabet, plus signs for 31 basic words and phrases (e.g., stop, go, yes, please). Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM ANTARCTICA by Sara Wheeler
Released: July 1, 1999

"Key dates in Antarctic history complete this accessible profile, ideal as entry into units on the region. (maps, charts, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an eye-opening companion to such works as Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (1999) and Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Ice Story (p. 66) on Shackleton, readers get a contemporary look at Antarctica. Read full book review >