Search Results: "Terry Pluto"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

An anguished account of the unhappy life of Terry McGovern, by a father still struggling to come to terms with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Like a nostalgic shuffle through your old baseball cards. (16 pp b&w photos—not seen)"
The Cleveland Indians have been so bad for the past three decades that even hapless Chicago Cubs fans can take heart. ``At least,'' says Pluto (Loose Balls, 1990; Tall Tales, 1992), the Cubs ``have some almosts and September swoons'' to cherish; the Tribe hasn't been close to a title since 1959. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 1997

"Thanks to Pluto, that moment has been lovingly preserved."
Sportswriter Pluto (Falling from Grace, 1995, etc.) movingly reveals the substance of a mythic bond between men and a game, a team and a city—and thus lays bare how present-day pro football has surrendered its soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Pluto offers sound and interesting solutions—such as stiff fines for technical fouls and zone defenses to bring back speed— but the good ideas get buried in what occasionally sounds like a sports-bar gripe session."
Perhaps the National Basketball Association is in trouble when one of its preeminent chroniclers can refer to the notorious Charles Barkley as one of the ``good guys.'' Pluto (The Curse of Rocky Colavito, 1994, etc.) laments that this once fast, offense-oriented game is going ``through a period of taunting, brawling, and championship teams that can't shoot.'' The games are low-scoring, there's too much trash talk, and the younger players, though superb athletes, fail to master the fundamentals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"An enjoyable and important contribution to sports history. (Photos—16 pp.—not seen.)"
Like his lively look at the American Basketball Association (Loose Balls, 1990), this freewheeling and informative oral history from Pluto (basketball writer for the Akron Beacon Journal) provides an informal venue for players, coaches, and founders—this time of the National Basketball Association—to tell the story of their league's early years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2001

"Cordial and courtly: Wilkens's memoir is no classic, but it's still of considerable appeal to roundball fans."
A welcome memoir by a pioneer of integrated pro basketball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PLUTO ENIGMA by Nick Oddo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 31, 2013

"A love story 900 years in the making drives this first book in what's poised to become an epic series."
In Oddo's sweeping debut novel, the first in a sci-fi trilogy, a man awakens from nearly a millennium of hibernation to discover his old life is gone but not forgotten. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hard-drinking, hard-fighting, beloved by his troops: Allen has a fine chronicler here—fans of Band of Brothers ought to snap this up."
A ripsnortin' life of an unorthodox—and barely tolerated—American general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"8 pages b&w photos, unseen)."
A flimsy biography of the phenomenonally successful black author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUTO VISITS EARTH by Steve Metzger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Playful science for preschool and the early elementary years. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Angry at learning he's been demoted to a dwarf planet, Pluto pays a visit to Earth, where a boy's reassurance satisfies his need to be special. Read full book review >