Search Results: "Nicholas Dawidoff"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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OLD SCORES by Nicholas Delbanco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 1997

"A moving exploration of a believably passionate love, and of its subtle, powerful, persistent impact on the lives of two stubborn romantics."
A sad, convincing, autumnal tale of love lost, found, and lost again, by old pro Delbanco (In the Name of Mercy, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BLAZE by Nicholas Faith
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"'Where there's smoke, there's fire,' the saying goes. But not here. (8 pp. color photos)"
A surprisingly dull description of techniques that investigators employ to determine the causes of fires. Read full book review >