Search Results: "Ralph Wiley"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A rude, rousing defense and celebration of African-American culture."
A barrage of angry, cranky, funny, exciting pieces by black journalist Wiley (Why Black People Tend to Shout, 1991; Serenity, 1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1996

"Humor is a formidable weapon, and Wiley puts it to outstanding use in this sharp-edged book. (Author tour)"
A broad, often wildly funny examination of ``blackness'' in America, by the author of What Black People Should Do Now (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Just like the athletes Lee admires most, he and Wiley play their hearts out here, making this one of the best sports books of recent years. (8 pages of b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Commentary on professional basketball woven through a memoir and reflections on the state of late-20th-century, interracial America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BORN TO PLAY by Eric Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 1999

"Davis comes off as a picture of consistency, morality, and heroism."
A gritty and witty look under the batting helmet of star player Davis, whose heart is a big red machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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PANICKING RALPH by Bill James
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Like most James novels (Kill Me, 1999, etc.), a moral dust-up, with bad men landing on their feet, good ones sliding into crime, and young girls like Harpur's teenaged lover Denise acting as the fulcrum."
When drug kingpin Oliphant Kenward Knapp is murdered, his rivals briefly lie dormant, then start circling, usurping his turf, his couriers, his suppliers. Read full book review >