Search Results: "Ralph Covert"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A slam dunk, a bull's eye and any other glowing Mafia or basketball metaphor you can think of."
Delaney chronicles his three years as an undercover agent, their difficult aftermath, and his professional rebirth as an NBA referee. Read full book review >

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ME AND MY ANIMAL FRIENDS by Ralph Covert
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Nice enough, but with the plethora of I-want-a-pet books already available, it's hard to see what anyone but the musician's die-hard fans is going to see in this title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Children's musician Covert returns after his previous foray into the world of picture books in Ralph's World Rocks (2008). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Gracelessly written, but indispensable to students of Ellison, Oklahoma City in the 1920s, or Harlem in the '40s."
Painstaking biography covering the first half of the noted African-American writer's life, through his acceptance of the National Book Award in 1953. Read full book review >

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RALPH’S WORLD ROCKS! by Ralph Covert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Nonetheless, Ralph's many fans will relish this romp: His clever wordplay is endearing, and the pictures provide plenty of sweet, colorful detail. (table of contents, author's note; CD not heard) (Picture book/songbook. 3-6)"
Covert, a successful children's musician (and leader of erstwhile power-pop band The Bad Examples), proffers lyrics to a dozen songs for his first kids' publishing venture. Read full book review >

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COVERT WARRIORS by W.E.B. Griffin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"More explosions and tighter writing would have helped."
The latest military thriller from Griffin. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY & RALPH by Katharine Andres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Amusing and well told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A funny, beautifully written book by the award-winning author of Fish Story (1993). Read full book review >

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RALPH NADER by Teresa Celsi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Well-chosen b&w photos; notes; bibliography on consumer issues; index. (Biography. 12-18)"
Our best-known consumer advocate gets his full due in a well-written biography. Read full book review >

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THE COVERT MESSIAH by J R Lankford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"An engaging, tense installment in this ongoing series."
The latest book in Lankford's (The Sacred Impostor, 2012, etc.) series about the adventures of a clone of Jesus of Nazareth. Read full book review >

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RUNAWAY RALPH by Louis Darling
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1970

"Happily, Ralph will be tearing along in his ping-pong ball crash helmet for a long time, on the elusive trail of peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and boys who go Pb-pb-b-b-b."
The return of The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a departure—from the wide-open corridors of Mountain View Inn to a cage that's also a vantage point in a typical summer camp; but tipping the balance from fantasy to personality doesn't throw freedom rider Ralph. Read full book review >

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RALPH ELLISON by Arnold Rampersad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 20, 2007

"A revealing exploration of Ellison's life and work."
A superb biography of the noted African-American writer and the tormented times in which he lived. Read full book review >

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RALPH BUNCHE by Charles P. Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1999

"These digressions cloud our view of the man. (25 b&w photos)"
A quirky biographical sketch of the sometimes forgotten Nobel laureate. Read full book review >

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RALPH BUNCHE by Brian Urquhart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"But be that as it may, Urquhart's scrupulously documented, wide-angle narrative bids fair to become a standard reference on the man. (Photographs—not seen)"
The first full-dress biography of Bunche—and one that brings to life the many achievements of a remarkable diplomat. Read full book review >