Search Results: "William Chester Jordan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A splendid start to Penguin's History of Europe series and a first-rate work in its own right."
A chronicle of high ideals and cherished dreams—as well as famine, plague, holy war, and other apocalyptic horsemen in the making of Europe from the 11th to the 14th centuries. Read full book review >

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CHESTER by Mélanie Watt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Highly recommended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mélanie Watt is NOT the author of this book—Chester, her plump calico cat with the big red marker, is. Read full book review >

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JORDAN by Mitchell Krugel
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

"Includes a handy listing of Jordan statistics and records, and some interesting basketball lore and history; but there's really little new here. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Yet another book about the ``retired'' basketball superstar, this one with passages written as if by Jordan, from ``Michael's perspective,'' though not in his ``exact words.'' Krugel, a sportswriter for the Hammond (Ill.) Read full book review >

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CHESTER by Ayano Imai
Kirkus Star
by Ayano Imai, illustrated by Ayano Imai
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Touches of the fantastic are waiting to be spotted: Chester carries his own doghouse under his arm for his whole journey, a dog sheds tears and flowers grow up through the tablecloth when a family is reunited. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Delicate, impressionistic illustrations and an understated text convey the story of Chester, a black-and-white dog who is not appreciated by his busy family. Read full book review >

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OH, CHESTER! by Michelle Hinck
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"Dealing with sibling rivalry may be a common picture-book theme, but this book's droll and amusing approach is a welcome addition to the genre."
A pampered cat narrates his tale of woe when a new baby joins the family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING JORDAN by Heidi W. Boehringer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2005

"A first novel as testimony to a mother's hell—without transcendence."
Motherhood sinks to an all-time low in Boehringer's bleak debut, set in the soulless suburbs of South Florida. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF CHESTER HIMES by Chester Himes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1991

"While some of the pieces here read like dated magazine fiction, the best rise above their time and bear witness to the racism that compromised the humanity of white and black alike."
Himes (d. 1984) is well served by this collection of 61 stories (25 never before published): mostly short takes that deal with the black experience, ranging from impoverishment and prison life to the excesses and satisfactions of religion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 20, 2002

"A chilling account."
From journalist Toth (Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, etc.), a disturbing story of a 14-year-old boy who axed to death his foster mother. Read full book review >