Search Results: "Mickey Herskowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"Frequent celebrity coauthor Herskowitz (This 'n' That by Bette Davis, 1987, etc.) helps the slugger achieve a low-key, no-frills prose style that packs a lot of information (and some good gossip) into a fairly short book. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Given Mantle's well-known fondness for the bottle (and his widely publicized decision to seek treatment for it earlier this year), it's perhaps not surprising that his book opens and closes with a plea to kids not to abuse drugs or alcohol. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"Enjoyable anecdotes, not much insight or history. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The CBS anchorman tells of his globe-trotting moments—good yarns, though they're not exactly representative of his usual daily work behind a desk. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An invaluable personal account that fleshes out history."
Texas Governor John Connally's wife, who was also in the car when President Kennedy was shot, makes a slender but valid contribution to the assassination story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"But while bristling with self-confidence and energy, his memoir tells little about the source of his Texas Tory beliefs. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
In a crowded life that ended this June, Connally was aide and confidant to Lyndon Johnson, businessman, secretary of the navy, governor of Texas, secretary of the treasury under Nixon, and presidential candidate. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1992

"A power performance from the greatest power pitcher ever. (Thirty-five b&w photos.)"
Fast-ball maestro Ryan, who tossed a gopher ball with his autobiography, Throwing Heat (1988), rockets one down the center of the plate in this zippy review of baseball pitchers and their foibles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICKEY MANTLE by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A loving perspective on a beloved Yankee hero. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Mickey Mantle was a gifted, talented white baseball player who was admired and truly loved by his fans. Read full book review >

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MICKEY & ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A thoroughly entertaining mix of fantasy, baseball, and history. (Fiction 10-12)"
Joe Stoshack, known as Stosh, has a special gift. Read full book review >

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Killing Mickey by Charlie Rehor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2016

"A satire with hilarious leaps of imagination and a solid core of societal engagement."
Rehor's debut is a gonzo sci-fi comedy about a near-future world of corporate stranglehold where a programmer trying to escape his past may threaten the future. Read full book review >

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MICKEY PRICE by John P. Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An adventure punctuated with moments of hilarity and suspense but overall as thin as the interplanetary vacuum. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
In a tale that requires not just the suspension of disbelief, but expulsion of prejudice, NASA sends a group of 1970s fifth-graders to the moon on a secret mission. Read full book review >

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MICKEY MOONBEAM by Mike Brownlow
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prime sci-fi adventure for the very young. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy astronaut journeys in his spaceship to save an alien pen pal. Read full book review >

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MICKEY AND WILLIE by Allen Barra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"Ages are 'golden' only in misty-eyed retrospect, but Barra excels at showing these athletes' superhuman abilities and all-too-human frailties."
Veteran sports journalist and biographer Barra (Yogi Berra, 2009, etc.) returns with a dual biography of two of baseball's all-time greats. Read full book review >

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MICKEY OF LAS VEGAS by Sharon Alberta Lee
Released: June 29, 2008

"In general, the information overload isdifficult for an adult to digest let alone a young reader.A valuable lesson in need of streamlining."
This wordy children's tale follows a show dog in Las Vegas whose lack of talent and huge appetiteleads to eventual retirement in Sun City. Read full book review >