Search Results: "Wayne Coffey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"Makes pure hockey of a much-manipulated moment. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An exciting replay of the American hockey team's defeat of the Soviets at the 1980 Olympics from Daily News sportswriter Coffey, who provides generous background on both teams. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE by Scott Eyman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insightful, exhaustive and engrossing—a definitive portrait of the man and the legend."
A comprehensive and compelling examination of The Duke. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE by Dan Barden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 1997

"There are sharp, persuasive glimpses here of the reality of celebrity life and the agony of a family coming apart at the seams, but the novel remains an odd pastiche in which fiction and fact commingle without generating clarity or significant insights."
An unsettling and uneven blend of fact and fiction in a first novel about one family's involvement with John Wayne. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Will be devoured by Yankees loyalists and happily sampled by all baseball fans."
Baseball's greatest relief pitcher reflects on his just-concluded surefire Hall of Fame career. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 29, 2012

"An unassuming yet refreshingly commanding memoir."
New York Mets pitcher Dickey delivers a winsome, well-scripted autobiography. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Though a bit scrubbed, Rivera's account offers engaging insight into the thrills and trials of getting the last out of the season. (photos, 'Notes from Mo,' glossary) (Memoir. 10-16)"
Baseball's all-time save leader tells his story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Still: new information on big cases, revelations on NYPD interdepartmental politics, and a rogues' gallery of coldblooded hit men and devious madmen: cop watchers are going to like this, despite its flaws. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Absorbing roundup of an ace NYPD detective's big cases. Read full book review >

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JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN by Randy Roberts
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 11, 1995

"Despite its occasional clunkiness, this is very likely to be the definitive Wayne biography for years to come. (38 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An epic biography of one of America's most popular and iconographic movie stars. Read full book review >

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WAYNE AND FORD by Nancy Schoenberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"There's nothing groundbreaking here, but compleatist fans of Wayne and Ford will enjoy revisiting the films discussed."
Biography of the two figures, actor and director, who defined the Western film genre. Read full book review >

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WAYNE OF GOTHAM by Tracy Hickman
Released: June 26, 2012

"Neither as grim as its cinematic counterpart nor as byzantine as the current comics, but casual readers and fanboys alike may be caught off guard by this divergent adventure."
Bruce Wayne, Gotham City's dark knight, discovers that the primeval event of his life—the murder of his parents, Thomas and Martha—may hold clues to the nature of his worst enemies. Read full book review >

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GOD BLESS JOHN WAYNE by Kinky Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The smart money, though, will start on page one and quit reading as soon as the plot kicks in."
Before he became Ratso, flea-market Watson to Kinky Friedman's Sherlock, Larry Sloman was the adoptive son of Lilyan and Jack Sloman, late of Miami. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 1999

"Brief, well-researched, and ultimately unenlightening, on a topic that involves the deaths of millions and could go on for volumes. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A fun albeit shallow look by Coffey, managing editor of Publishers Weekly and editor of The Irish in America (not reviewed)—the companion volume to an upcoming History Channel series—and with a lengthy and rewarding introduction by 60 Minutes" Mike Wallace. Read full book review >