Search Results: "Wilborn Hampton"


BOOK REVIEW

UP CLOSE: BABE RUTH by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 19, 2009

"The 'big, moon-shaped, snub-nosed face' of Babe Ruth will forever be a part of baseball lore, and this work does credit to the player of legend. (foreword, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10 & up)"
Celebrating his subject as "the greatest player ever to step on a baseball diamond," Hampton ably reports the "comic opera [and] grand drama" that was the career of George Herman Ruth. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A good match with Ibtisam Barakat's Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood (2007). (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In his 40 as a journalist, Hampton says, there has not been a single week without some story from the Middle East. Read full book review >

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HORTON FOOTE by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"More reverential than critical."
Fawning biography of playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote (1916-2009). Read full book review >

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ELVIS PRESLEY by Wilborn Hampton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2007

"Young people who want to know who the King was will find out, and their parents and grandparents will rediscover their sorrow that 'Elvis has left the building.' (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-14)"
A deeply engaging biography, written by someone who clearly loved Elvis and wants to share his story with a new generation. Read full book review >

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Ghost Hampton by Ken McGorry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2016

"A powerful tale about family, forgiveness, and, ultimately, salvation."
In McGorry's Hamptons-based debut mystery, the first in a trilogy, an unlikable lawyer attempts to save a crumbling Victorian house, rumored to be a haunted former brothel, after experiencing deeply troubling visions. Read full book review >

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DEATH HAMPTON by Walter Marks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters, hampered by a few unlikely coincidences."
In Marks' (Dangerous Behavior, 2014, etc.) latest thriller, a detective investigates a wealthy real estate developer's disappearance, and uncovers a mystery involving the man's wife and a mysterious hit man. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON CONNECTION by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2001

"Talk about something for everyone."
One year after the East Hampton Town Police were closing in on him and his foster father, hard-pressed commercial fisherman Job Ryan, for seagoing pickups of mysterious packages on behalf of even more mysterious clients, Bill Ryan seems to have recovered nicely. Read full book review >

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THE HAMPTON AFFAIR by Vincent Lardo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 24, 1999

"Lardo writes respectably, but his plotlines get tangled, his characters are mostly noxious, and who'd ever want to go near his Hamptons?"
A debut mystery, set in the Hamptons, in which the very rich and the very poor are seen as mutually explosive. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A still-chilling tale of law-enforcement misconduct."
An earnest attorney looks back at a notorious 1960s slaying. Read full book review >

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KALE TO THE QUEEN by Nell Hampton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming debut foodie cozy with a gutsy heroine, a neat little mystery, and the requisite appended recipes."
A chef's dream job may be the death of her. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT by Dan Hampton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 16, 2017

"A celebration of a heroic feat sure to interest fans of aviation history."
A historic flight recounted in vivid detail. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Fancher's writing is long on whimsy but short on humor."
Bizarre stories, some bordering on the absurd and others going over the border. Read full book review >