Search Results: "William Fotheringham"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BADGER by William Fotheringham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fotheringham draws Hinault to fierce perfection: a workingman born to the bicycle seat, massively successful because he had the grit and no need for better living through chemistry."
Guardian cycling correspondent Fotheringham (Half Man, Half Bike: The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion, 2013, etc.) recalls the days when bicyclists were bold and doping was second nature. "Leave me in peace; everybody takes dope," said French hero Jacques Anquetil—except the subject of this book, Bernard Hinault (b. 1954), who won five Tour de France titles.Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2013

"Eddy Merckx was the greatest of all time in his sport. Fotheringham has placed him in his proper context and reminds us all that world-class athletes are driven by forces that most people can only imagine."
The life and times of the greatest cyclist ever. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"A heartwarming tribute to both the writing life in general and the well-loved humorist—oops, sorry Susy… 'Pholosopher!' (author's note, how to write a biography, time line, sources) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
From 1885 to '86, Mark Twain's 13-year-old daughter Susy Clemens wrote a 130-page biography of her father out of indignation: Her dear Papa was no mere humorist! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON by Barbara Kerley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A small, inviting window into the life of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an inspiring tribute to a life's dream realized. (author's note, philosophical prompts, source notes, acknowledgments) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The team behind creative picture-book biographies The Extraordinary Mark Twain (2010) and What To Do About Alice? (2008) turns its attention to 19th-century American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TONY BALONEY by Pam Muñoz Ryan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Sage advice well worth offering, as closing scenes of realistically uneasy sibling détente demonstrate. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Stuck between Big Sister and the Bothersome Babies, Tony Baloney the macaroni (penguin, that is) can't help acting out sometimes—which leads to a fast getaway into the cardboard hidey-space in his room "for maybe a year, or maybe twenty minutes" with his best stuffed buddy, Dandelion, followed by a parental admonition to apologize nicely. Read full book review >

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MONKEY AND DUCK QUACK UP! by Jennifer Hamburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"It may be a bit odd, but it is a solid choice for rhyming play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will Duck speak a rhyme by contest time? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

"It's a gleeful celebration of a fully, unapologetically led life. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Theodore Roosevelt's irrepressible oldest child receives an appropriately vivacious appreciation in this superb picture book. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fotheringham's bold, spiraling patterns resemble crashing water; both fiery and cool colors pay homage to this vibrant woman and her sport. (author's, source notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Little has been written about Annette Kellerman, the founder of water ballet and modernizer of the female swimsuit; Corey's lively descriptions and powerful phrasing successfully fill this niche. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 1995

"Fotheringham, in a first US publication, spins a satisfyingly nasty paranoid fantasy, short and snappy as a good nightmare."
Harry Blyne is a minimally successful writer—chronicler of heroic fictional spy Lew Hunter—who's married to the well-heeled owner of her late father's pub. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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