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VOYAThese three scholarly biographies in a twelve-book series that includes current superstar Barry Bonds will interest only the most avid baseball enthusiasts and historians. The writing styles are similar because of the standardized format. Great emphasis is placed on quotes from books, newspapers, and magazines. All three authors provide a useful chronology that would be extremely valuable for reports. They present well-rounded views of their subjects. D'Amore does not shy away from Roger Hornsby's racism or his gambling addiction, yet he also does well in showing Hornsby's tremendous passion for baseball. Likewise Jordan and Jones do not pull punches in regard to Pete Rose and Joe DiMaggio, examining without bias Rose's tainted legacy and DiMaggio's troubled personal life. These books are the perfect length for those "read a biography of these many pages" projects that teachers perennially assign. They would also serve any researcher well as a starting point for a project; however, they are not for the general reader. The print is too small for most teen readers, and the scholarly nature makes them informative but not fun to read. Libraries should consider purchasing titles in this series to beef up their biography collections in anticipation of those annual assignments. With the exception of the book on Bonds, do not expect these books to fly off the shelves when not being used for assignments. (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters). VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P S A/YA (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2004, Greenwood, 208p.; Index. Photos. Biblio. SourceNotes. Chronology. Appendix., PLB . Ages 15 to Adult.