Search Results: "Ronnie Lott"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"One of the frankest books yet about the realities of pro sports under the influence of major money, TV, steroids, and painkillers. (Twenty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Revealing autobiography of football defensive-back Ronnie Lott, written with Sports Illustrated staffer Lieber. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY SECRET AGENT by Ronnie Kasrils
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"A thriller-like look at one of the harshest periods in South African history."
A husband tells the story of his wife's detention and their daring escape into exile from apartheid-era South Africa. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A personality-rich narrative of one community's successful fight against a polluter, as well as a vade mecum for other towns facing similar problems."
Miami Herald investigative journalist Greene debuts with a David-and-Goliath story that casts Shell Oil as the villain. Read full book review >

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CREEPY FRIENDS by Ronnie Stich
Released: April 20, 2014

"An unevenly written tale, but younger readers may enjoy its humor and unthreatening ghosts."
A humorous, paranormal middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE SACRED WOLF by Ronnie Stich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"A character-driven story with traces of comedy, as in Stich's first novel, but more polished and self-assured."
In Stich's second thriller featuring the Afterlife Society (The Assassination Race, 2013, etc.), members race to stop an apparently possessed man from revealing details of the secret society, only to find something far more sinister at work. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARING LIBERAL INTELLECTUAL by Eric Lott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 30, 2006

"Some significant ideas caught in a hopeless tangle of academic jargon and unpruned prose."
In a dense diatribe thick with quotations and allusions, Lott (American Studies/Univ. of Virginia) argues that liberals have flocked away from the left and settled on the center, if not to the right, of the political power line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1997

"Lott has an instinct for the universal and sometimes finds it when he's not diverted by pursuit of everyday, less remarkable truths."
This lean midpoint memoir, fleshed out of collected short essays, alternates analysis of the author's male family relations with reflections on his experiences as the married father of two young sons. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT CLUB by Bret Lott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Ironically, Lott's characters seem too interesting for their conventional plot; the bits of family secrets, history, and lore scattered throughout here are far more compelling than the adventure these sympathetic folk are thrown into. (Author tour)"
A gifted and expert storyteller (Reed's Beach, 1993, etc.) takes a slightly different—and not altogether successful—turn in his first thriller, set in the lowlands of South Carolina. Read full book review >

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REED'S BEACH by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lott tries to express an inexpressible sorrow and illuminates almost nothing of his characters or his tale in the process."
An unfortunate exercise in self-indulgence disguised as sorrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A clever, disciplined, and resourceful reading of the commonplace: a pioneering study that, though somewhat academic, will no doubt influence more popular studies. (Eight halftones, eight line drawings)"
To this original and erudite study, Lott (American Studies/University of Virginia) brings a mass of obscure information and a multidisciplinary approach, interpreting the meaning of black-face minstrelsy to the white working classes who invented and performed it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Sure to raise questions and some controversy, and hopefully will draw attention to the complex issue of crime and potential solutions."
An intriguing and shocking took at crime, guns, and gun control policy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS by Tim Lott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An enjoyable read, but a success at neither dystopia nor allegory. (Science fiction. 11-13)"
Little Fearless and her friends are prisoners at the City Community Faith School for Retraining, Opportunity, and Hope, a juvenile detention center in the City. Read full book review >