Search Results: "Peter Richmond"


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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2002

"An able balance of scholarly precision and readability."
An absorbing study of the Confederacy's last hours and a city in ruins. Read full book review >

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MY FATHER'S WAR by Peter Richmond
NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1996

"An accomplished work that recreates the horrors of the Pacific in WW II and honors the Americans who fought there."
This account of a search for a father's past is deftly done, avoiding the pitfalls of self-righteousness and paternal aggrandizement. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS A CATCH by Peter Richmond
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"Football forms the backbone, but music courses through the veins of a dynamic but thoughtful novel of self-discovery.(Fiction. 12-16)"
First-generation rich boy Jack is shipped off to prestigious Oakhurst Hall, where he makes varsity football as a walk-on, molds potheads into a recording-worthy band, wows teachers with his insightful writing and meets the intriguing Caroline—but Jack's a teen, so there's plenty of angst and self-analysis, too. Read full book review >

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PHIL JACKSON by Peter Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"The book would have been more engaging as an oral history, weaving together stories and observations from Jackson's colleagues, teammates and friends. The narrative ends with the author no closer to validating his premise that Jackson's 'Zen thing' has been the key to his success."
Richmond (Badasses: The Legend of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden's Oakland Raiders, 2010, etc.) examines how the legendary coach's search for spiritual truths may have served as the blueprint for his future coaching success. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 1993

The well-told story of how Baltimore came to have a jewel of a ballpark rather than a cookie-cutter stadium for its only remaining major-league franchise, the Orioles. Read full book review >

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FEVER by Peter Richmond
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2006

"A vivid montage of American pop at its peak."
GQ contributing editor Richmond gives the great singer-composer her due. Read full book review >

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HELL OR RICHMOND by Ralph Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"Not quite in the class as Michael Shaara or Shelby Steele, but a solid work of historical fiction all the same."
Swift-moving fictional reconstruction of the terrible Overland Campaign of 1864, which must have seemed to its participants to be never ending. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2008

"Touchdown, Gifford!"
NFL great Gifford (The Whole Ten Yards, with Harry Waters, 1993) reminisces about the legendary game between his New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts. Read full book review >

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THE RICHMOND DIARY by Peter Rawlinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"Rawlinson (Indictment for Murder, 2000, etc.) has great fun anglicizing the Answered Prayers antics whereby Truman Capote skewered all his supposed good friends—it's certainly amusing catching the barristers' wigs askew—but there's one bathetic revelation too many here."
Privy to all the juiciest society hostesses' and politicians' secrets, aging queen Francis Richmond jots them down in a diary. Read full book review >