Search Results: "Willie Mosconi"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Marvelous. (Photographs—not seen)"
Likable, well-told autobiography of the world's greatest pocket billiards player, full of superb billiard lore and tales of giants of the cue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"This tale of the discrimination, rejection, and misunderstanding that Willie faced is redeemed by a portrait of parents who persisted until they found the right slot for their son. (Author tour)"
A mother's account of raising a child who threw tantrums, had sleep disturbances and speech problems, scratched and hit schoolmates, but was also loving and bright. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE WINS by Almira Astudillo Gilles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2001

"An understated pearl of a story, humbly and somewhat awkwardly illustrated in deep-colored acrylics, with two affecting characterizations and an exemplary bond of love. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tender but vital tribute to a father's love and a son's faith, as well as a gratifying sleeve across a bully's windpipe, from a talented newcomer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE THE WHEEL by Eric Chenn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Tales from 'Gingerbread Boy' to Deborah Lund's All Aboard the Dinotrain (April 2006), illustrated by Howard Fine, better celebrate the joys and sorrows of going mobile. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A wheel finds more fulfillment in work than in being a work of art in this rough-hewn tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE AND UNCLE BILL by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2012

"Emerging readers will appreciate the feel of a chapter book, but this dynamic duo will surely be adored (and envied) by all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Uncle Bill visits, adventure is never far behind! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREWSIE AND WILLIE by Gertrude Stein
Released: July 1, 1946

"Miss Stein at her most lucid and most liberal, and making sense on both scores most of the time."
Wars I Have Seen broke Gertrude Stein's sales record. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE MAYS by James S. Hirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Well-researched and fluid, but tendentious and tunnel-visioned."
An admiring—at times even worshipful—portrait of one of baseball's greatest players, whose on-field exploits were astonishing but whose inner life remains largely hidden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE NELSON by Joe Nick Patoski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2008

"Patoski's profound understanding of Nelson's life, character and milieu make this the Willie bio to get."
In-depth celebration of the Lone Star music legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE BROWN by James Richardson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"This is a must-read for anyone interested in recent California history or in politics as sport. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
An informed and entertaining biography of the San Francisco mayor and longtime speaker of the California State Assembly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLIE JEROME by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"A fine tribute to going one's own way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Willie Jerome is up on the roof of a Harlem tenement blowing his horn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICKEY AND WILLIE by Allen Barra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 2013

"Ages are 'golden' only in misty-eyed retrospect, but Barra excels at showing these athletes' superhuman abilities and all-too-human frailties."
Veteran sports journalist and biographer Barra (Yogi Berra, 2009, etc.) returns with a dual biography of two of baseball's all-time greats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

L'IL SIS AND UNCLE WILLIE by Gwen Everett
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 24, 1992

"It would have been nice to know more about the sizes of the paintings and the mediums used; still, an excellent introduction to an outstanding artist who deserves wider recognition. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Johnson (1901-70) was a black painter, born in South Carolina and trained in New York, who lived for 12 years in Denmark, married a Danish woman, and (after her death) spent his last 20 years in a mental institution. Read full book review >