Search Results: "Wayne Pharr"


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NINE LIVES OF A BLACK PANTHER by Wayne Pharr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"A life and movement that deserve to be chronicled, but the book would have been improved by more judicious editing."
A story from inside the Black Panther party and its fight for black equality in the civil rights era. Read full book review >

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DRAGON by Wayne Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

Once again, a creature hatches, seeks its mother among unlike animals, and eventually finds her. Read full book review >

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CALLED AGAIN by Jennifer Pharr Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2013

"A serviceably written yet inspired exploration of the meaning of commitment."
A celebrated long-distance hiker's account of how she captured the Appalachian Trail speed-hiking record. Read full book review >

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S.R.O. by Robert Deane Pharr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Last Exit to Harlem'' is simply unforgettable."
The latest addition to Old School Books, Norton's excellent series of reprinted pulp fiction by black authors, is the second unusual novel by Pharr, a waiter who died in 1989. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE GOLDEN EAGLE by Wayne Grover
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"The author's attempts as a cultural tour guide are admirable, but the story works best as a far-flung adventure. (Fiction. 11+)"
An American who has lived in Saudi Arabia combines fact and fiction to honor the ancient art of falconry. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Despite the author's many careful firsthand observations, which intrigue, answer questions, and raise new areas for investigation, this volume is of limited use.(Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
paper 1-55209-334-4 A flawed collection of full-color photographs and half-page descriptions of 26 animals, plants, and phenomena associated with the arctic region. Read full book review >

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A FIELD GUIDE TO GERMS by Wayne Biddle
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A truly delightful book that manages to impart solid information about some pretty dreadful diseases without depressing or terrifying the reader."
Entertaining, irreverent, but always informative profiles of some 70 pathogens, mostly bacteria and viruses, that share our planet and sometimes our bodies. Read full book review >

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THE PAST LEADS A LIFE OF ITS OWN by Wayne Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Mixing pain and uplift, Fields's plain-spoken moral messages seem appropriate to the time and place and sneak handily past the barriers of contemporary cynicism."
Fields (What the River Knows, 1990) now turns to fiction to write about the vanishing world of rural Middle America in a correspondingly old-fashioned way: In these linked stories, manhood has nothing to do with sexuality, everything to do with facing up to work, responsibility, and death. Read full book review >

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BARONS OF THE SKY by Wayne Biddle
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1991

"Unfortunately, that conclusion is lost in the shuffle of an accentuate-the-negative narrative that shortchanges at almost every turn aviation's avant-garde and its genuine contributions. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An earthbound account by Biddle (Coming to Terms, 1981) of the intrepid souls whose soaring aspirations helped launch a multinational aerospace industry. Read full book review >