Search Results: "Ron Base"


BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC MAN by Ron Base
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"A page-turner, spiffy and irresistible."
Beautiful women and gangsters, movie stars and dictators all rub shoulders in this delicious tongue-in-cheek debut set in 1920s Hollywood. Read full book review >

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BASE NATION by David Vine
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A frank, significant look at how the proliferation of foreign military bases has 'helped lock us inside a permanently militarized society that in many ways has made all of us less safe and less secure.'"
America's seldom thought of, and largely misunderstood, military outposts around the globe are brought into sharp relief. Read full book review >

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OFF BASE by Rickey Henderson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1992

"But his mouth moves as fast as his legs, and the reader is left holding the bag. (B&w photo insert—not seen.)"
Henderson, who holds baseball's major-league record for most stolen bases, won't steal into many hearts with this superficial and self-congratulatory autobiography co-written by a baseball writer for the Gannett News Service. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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FINDING TRANQUILITY BASE by Janet Rebhan
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"A well-crafted novel that engagingly looks at what it takes to find happiness in a world that's falling apart."
Rebhan's debut coming-of-age novel offers a unique perspective on family secrets and public tragedies. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND BASE CLUB by Greg Trine
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"It's hard to buy that the news of the club hasn't leaked, and the ending feels a tad rushed, but by then the reader is so squarely in Elroy's corner that it really doesn't matter. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Full of gauche guy humor, this coming-of-age tale about a 16-year-old boy's attempts to get to second base (with a girl) takes a while to get going, but once all the plot elements come together, it becomes warm and winning. Read full book review >

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DOG ON THIRD BASE by Constance Hiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Ewing's b&w drawings quietly add ethnic diversity to the group. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The only place the fourth-grade gang (No Bean Sprouts, Please!, 1989) can practice for their baseball game with the fifth graders is a vacant lot next to Mrs. Abernathy's house and garden. Read full book review >

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BELOW TRANQUILITY BASE by Richard Stachurski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A valuable, perceptive eyewitness account of one giant leap for mankind."
Stachurski, assigned by a superior in the U.S. Air Force to work at NASA during the 1969 moon landing, tells his version of man's greatest adventure. Read full book review >

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EARTH SPACE MOON BASE by Ben Joel Price
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Price's debut falters a bit in engagement and energy, but visually? Out of this world. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Have you ever wondered why there are so many bananas on the moon? Read full book review >