Books by Mark Ribowsky and Complete Book Reviews

Mark Ribowsky. Norton, $29.95 (512p) ISBN : 978-0-393-08017-9
Both loved and loathed for his nasal, staccato delivery and polysyllabic self-importance—a TV Guide poll ranked Cosell the nation’s most popular and unpopular sportscaster—Howard Cosell is the braying voice of America’s conscience in this engrossing,
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Mark Ribowsky. Norton/Liveright, $29.95 (496p) ISBN 978-1-63149-157-3
Country singer Hank Williams’s story is already so well known that Ribowsky’s (Dreams to Remember) entertaining, critical biography reveals no newly uncovered information about him. Nevertheless, Ribowsky is an engaging storyteller, and he tells...
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Mark Ribowsky, Author Dutton Books $18.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-525-24727-2
Guitarist and songwriter Spector burst onto the California rock scene in 1958 with ``To Know Him Is to Love Him,'' which rose to the top of the pop music charts. As he continued to compose, he also established a career as a record producer with such
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Mark Ribowsky. Liveright, $28.95 (448p) ISBN 978-1-63149-309-6
Ribowsky (The Last Cowboy) exuberantly explores the ongoing story of the Manning dynasty: former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and the sons who followed in his footsteps. Archie was born in 1949 Mississippi, played for Ole Miss, and spent his pro...
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Mark Ribowsky, Author . Da Capo $24.95 (440p) ISBN 978-0-306-81586-7
Biographer of Phil Spector (He’s a Rebel ), among others, Ribowsky takes a dishy, insider look at Berry Gordy’s making of the Supremes, with some nasty swipes at Diana Ross while elevating Flo Ballard as the trio’s martyr. In his...
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Mark Ribowsky, Author Simon & Schuster $22.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-671-77674-9
Such disparate baseball greats as Dizzy Dean and Bob Feller declared that Satchel Paige was the best pitcher ever. Born shortly after the turn of the century (he was cagey about his birthdate), Paige, who died in 1982, played in the Negro Leagues...
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Mark Ribowsky, Author . Wiley $27.95 (337p) ISBN 978-0-470-48150-9
From the rollicking debut of “Fingertips—Part 2” to the funk piano and synthesizers of “Superstition” to the political rap of “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder's brilliant music has managed to capture the...
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Mark Ribowsky, Author Simon & Schuster $22.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-684-80402-6
Hall-of-Famer Gibson (1911-1947) was to black baseball what Babe Ruth was to white baseball: a prolific home run hitter who also hit for average. He was a victim of the game's color bar and died just three months before Jackie Robinson broke it. In...
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Mark Ribowsky, Author MacMillan Publishing Company $19.95 (358p) ISBN 978-0-02-602500-3
After noting that no one has written a previous biography of the L.A. Raiders' outspoken and controversial owner/president, sports journalist Ribowsky demonstrates why. Born into a well-off Jewish family in Brooklyn, N.Y.,Davis, reputed to resort to
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Mark Ribowsky, Author Carol Publishing Corporation $24.95 (332p) ISBN 978-1-55972-283-4
Baseball apartheid existed until Jackie Robinson broke that barrier in 1947. Ironically, with the integration of major league baseball, the death knell was rung for ``blackball.'' In this blunt look at the Negro leagues, Ribowsky (Don't Look Back)...
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Mark Ribowsky. Liveright, $27.95 (336p) ISBN 978-0-87140-873-0
With astonishing breadth, respected music historian Ribowsky (The Supremes) deftly weaves Otis Redding’s story with the rise and fall of Stax Records. Born the son of a preacher man in Macon, Ga., Redding gravitated toward the blues and R&B at a...
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Mark Ribowsky. Liveright, $29.95 (640p) ISBN 978-0-87140-333-9
rom 1960 to 1988, Tom Landry was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, taking the football team from expansion joke to a big, bad cultural empire now known as “America’s Team.” In Ribowsky’s authoritative biography, Landry appears more stoic king...
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Mark Ribowsky. Liveright, $28.95 (400p) ISBN 978-1-63149-460-4
Biographer Ribowsky (The Last Cowboy; Howard Cosell) provides a hard-nosed and decidedly unromantic biography of the NFL’s winningest coach, Don Shula, who led the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins to a Super Bowl victory. Ribowsky begins with Shula’s...
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