Kevin Cook

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Waco Rising: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America’s Modern Militias

Thrilling, evenhanded, and liable to resonate with readers drawn to true crime and current events.

The Burning Blue: The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA’s Challenger Disaster

A quick biographical account, placing the space shuttle in historical context, that will have YA crossover appeal. Readers will find something new even if they are familiar with the Challenger disaster.


Ten Innings at Wrigley: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink

A delightful treat for baseball lovers.

Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever

Focusing on lesser-known players is one of the endearing qualities of this book; as a result, it may appeal more to die-hard fans than casual dabblers. Appropriate for both adult and young adult readers.

Home Game: Big-League Stories from My Life in Baseball's First Family

Baseball and sports lovers will want to find out about Boone's take on steroids, the unwritten rules of baseball, and his immense knowledge of the game.

The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families

This absorbing book will be of interest to all baseball fans, especially those who can draw upon their own personal family memories.

Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime That Changed America

True crime aficionados, sociology and psychology students, and anyone with an interest in untold stories will enjoy Cook's thought-provoking revelations.

Flip: The Inside Story of TV's First Black Superstar

Cook crafts a personal and tragic biography, drawing from Wilson's unpublished writings and input from Wilson's son Kevin as well as his contemporaries, including Lily Tomlin and Gladys Knight. Cook also contextualizes Wilson's life against the racially charged atmosphere of the 1950s through the 1970s; this makes the book an important and recommended piece of African American history.

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