Search Results: "Neal Thompson"


BOOK REVIEW

TITANIC THOMPSON by Kevin Cook
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2010

"Whether a colorful trickster or amoral predator, Thompson becomes an irresistible folk legend in Cook's capable hands."
Former Sports Illustrated editor Cook (Driven: Teen Phenoms, Mad Parents, Swing Science and the Future of Golf, 2008, etc.) provides a raucous retelling of the life of a consummate gambler, grifter and quintessential American character. Read full book review >

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KAY THOMPSON by Sam Irvin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"An extremely entertaining chronicle of one of the most distinctive and absurdly gifted personalities in the history of show business."
Funny-faced girl makes good: the extraordinary career of Kay Thompson (1909-1998). Read full book review >

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FRANK THOMPSON by Bryna Stevens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"List of sources; period photos & prints; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Facing an unwanted marriage, Emma Edmonds ran away, escaping pursuit by donning man's clothing and joining the Union army. Read full book review >

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RICHARD THOMPSON by Patrick Humphries
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 1997

"Unable to keep his critical eye in soft focus, Humphries finally offers a work that could as easily be produced by stitching together a dozen record reviews and a Rolling Stone interview. (30 photos, not seen)"
This biography of the quintessential ``musicians' musician'' by Englishman Humphries (Small Change: A Life of Tom Waits, 1990, etc.) is too much the work of a music critic and too little the work of an accomplished biographer. Read full book review >

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SNOWSHOE THOMPSON by Nancy Smiler Levinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

Based on a historical character, a Norwegian who came to 1850's California, a story about some of the earliest skis in the US. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 2007

"Longwinded though affecting tribute to resilience and solidarity."
Even a Category 5 hurricane can't stop a revered coach and his championship high-school football team. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"Reverential attitude at odds with its gritty premise—but all of which NASCAR fans will lap up."
Setting his sights on the NASCAR phenomenon, Thompson (Light This Candle, 2004) focuses on the sordid origins of the sport, this country's second most popular, behind only football. Read full book review >

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Released: May 7, 2013

"A nuts-and-bolts, mostly nonextraordinary rendering of an extraordinary American life."
Biography of legendary "Believe It Or Not" cartoonist, world traveler and eccentric millionaire Robert Ripley (1890-1949). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2004

"Just what a biography should be: sharp, evocative, and brisk."
Veteran journalist Thompson limns an authentic American life. Read full book review >

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ZEKE THOMPSON, AMERICAN HERO by Rosa C. Scoushe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2011

"Fun and educational—a unique look at post-Civil War America."
A righteous man traverses Civil War era America and fights for the causes in which he believes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"A minor footnote in Civil War history."
A modest tale of an immodest 19th-century woman who crossed both enemy and gender lines. Read full book review >