Search Results: "Nicholas Dawidoff"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 1997

"The collection's thoughtfully notated discography will undoubtedly be used to feed the reader's new or rekindled interest in country music. (40 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
This pleasing collection of short, intimate biographies of performers conveys the essence of the traditional country genre by focusing on icons such as Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Buck Owens, Chet Atkins, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 1994

"The reader is left knowing immeasurably more about Moe Berg, and caring immeasurably less. (16 pages b&w photos)"
Magazine writer Dawidoff (Sports Illustrated, New Yorker, New Republic) reduces one of baseball's most colorful characters mostly to monochrome. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Insightful, immediate sportswriting. Readers will feel every bit of the team's frustration and elation."
The story of the author's year embedded in the New York Jets football team. Read full book review >

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BASEBALL by Nicholas Dawidoff
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2002

"Of obvious appeal to baseball fans of all ages, but also a delight for general readers—and worthy of attention from scholars serious about American history and literature."
An intelligently selected and diverse collection of the best baseball poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, to be published on opening day of the Major League season. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2002

"A fulsome portrait of a distinctive Harvard savant, nicely painted in full color."
When writing about family, it pays to have at least one fascinating relative, and Dawidoff hits the jackpot. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIG BEAR HUG by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This debut is a treat for the tree hugger in all of us. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A big black bear is so full of love and happiness that he hugs every living thing he encounters: "No animal was too big… / Too small… / Too smelly… / Or too scary to hug." Read full book review >

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THE DOLDRUMS by Nicholas Gannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Readers will eventually sigh in relief with Archer and friends. (Adventure. 7-11)"
Eleven-year-old Archer B. Helmsley enlists his best friend, Oliver Glub, and Adélaïde, the new student from France, to help him track down his explorer grandparents in Antarctica—despite the fact that Archer's mother confines him to two places: his museumlike home and his school. Read full book review >

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UP THE CREEK by Nicholas Oldland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Storytimers and newly independent readers alike will enjoy this trio's continuing adventures. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bear, the moose and the beaver might be friends, but they can't agree on anything! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

This slender volume is a cogently argued call for all Americans to support the struggle of gay and lesbian Americans for equal rights under the law. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Not so much a systematic identification guide as a broad, engagingly informal reminder that we are sharing our immediate surroundings, as well as our world in general, with others. (index, glossary, online resources) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
An unfocused but mildly entertaining introduction to our nonhuman neighbors and housemates. Read full book review >