WorldCat Identities

Bennett, James W. 1942-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 69 publications in 4 languages and 5,350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Basketball stories  Baseball stories  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James W Bennett
How the Bible was built by Charles Merrill Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bible continues to be the world's runaway best-seller. But very few people could say just how its seemingly disparate jumble of writings - stories, letters, poems, collections of laws, religious visions - got there
The squared circle by James W Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonny, a university freshman and star basketball player, finds that the pressures of college life, NCAA competition, and an unsettling relationship with his feminist cousin bring up painful memories that he must face before he can decide what is important in his life
I can hear the mourning dove by James W Bennett( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Danish and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifted but severely mentally disturbed, sixteen-year-old Grace moves back and forth between school and hospital, where she receives unexpected support from an antisocial delinquent named Luke
Dakota dream by James W Bennett( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being shuttled between foster homes and institutions for most of his life, fifteen-year-old Floyd Rayfield escapes from a mental institution to a Sioux reservation, desperately seeking a family and a home
Blue Star rapture by James W Bennett( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While attending a high-profile basketball camp, T.J. begins to re-think both his motivations and his actions in guiding his learning-disabled but athletically-gifted friend through the college recruitment process. T.J., a basketball hopeful, goes to a basketball camp, where he meets a girl from a religious cult in this novel about sports, politicking, religion, & loyalty
I can hear the mourning dove by James W Bennett( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gifted but severely mentally disturbed, sixteen-year-old Grace moves back and forth between school and hospital, where she receives unexpected support from an antisocial delinquent named Luke
Plunking Reggie Jackson by James W Bennett( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school baseball star Coley Burke tries to deal with an ankle injury, back spasms, a pregnant girlfriend, academic failure, pressure from his father, and the legacy of his dead older brother
Faith wish by James W Bennett( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upset with the course her life has taken, pretty and popular senior Anne-Marie is drawn to the leader of a cult-like Christian group, becomes pregnant, and runs away to figure out what the Lord wants her to do with her life
The flex of the thumb by James W Bennett( )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vano is the best pitcher baseball has ever seen: can you imagine a 115MPH fastball? Every major league team is recruiting him. The Athletics are the highest bidders. But when Jose Canseco's bat hits Vano in the head, his priorities change. He is knocked into the world of HOOOMMM, becoming an astral traveler
Harvey Porter does Dallas by James W Bennett( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual boy gets a second chance in a very peculiar Texas school in this comical parody Bailey Mushrush is on his way home from work when he sees the homeless boy sitting outside his house. The boy is bigger than Bailey, with a ghastly scar down his forehead and a cigarette clenched between his lips. His name is Harvey Porter, and he has come to stay. Harvey is a transient who has spent most of his life living on the street, making money playing music for anyone who will listen. When his mentor died, he came looking for his distant relatives the Mushrushes, and he is about to turn their world upside down. Violent, crude, and impossible to reason with, Harvey gets expelled from school after a week and is sent to learn at a strange new institution housed in the old Texas School Book Depository--where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shot that killed John F. Kennedy. Here Harvey will discover a connection to an infamous conspiracy--and learn what it means to be a man
Old Hoss : a fictional baseball biography of Charles Radbourn by James W Bennett( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Radbourn won fifty-nine games in 1884, the stuff of legends. In eleven years he racked up over three hundred wins and forty-five hundred innings--mind-blowing numbers. And yet the facts of this Hall of Famer's play are more credible than the stories of his life of alcohol, womanizing, wild brawling, and, later, the ravages of syphilis." Radbourn's plaque at Cooperstown presents an image that is almost caricature: cap set forward, mouth open, mustache pricked up at the ends and thick as his nose is long, nearly. Not Charles, but Ol' Hoss." It is now May 1941, and the invented Chicago Tribune journalist John Trapp is on a train for Bloomington, Illinois, to cover ceremonies honoring the late Radbourn. Trapp meets (the real) baseballer Clark Griffith, who begins to tell him tales of the great pitcher. Our authors then have Trapp craft the first biography of the man, anchoring the details of his life in fact."
Dakota dream by James W Bennett( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being shuttled between foster homes and institutions for most of his life, fifteen-year-old Floyd Rayfield escapes from a mental institution to a Sioux reservation, desperately seeking a family and a home
The Manchu cloud by James W Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Como se construyo la Biblia by Charles Merrill Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual for cheerleaders by James W Bennett( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoebe Rae Vaughn, a high school cheerleader, undergoes dramatic and disorienting anatomical changes during her senior year. Along with help from her eccentric uncle, she follows a difficult path to self discovery that leads through a challenging maze of gender identity, the mystery of yin and yang, social engineering, students' rights, women's rights, and even Jungian archetypes. Hers is a story to provoke, challenge, and gratify readers from 18 to 80
I can hear the mourning dove by James W Bennett( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gifted but severely mentally disturbed, sixteen-year-old Grace moves back and forth between school and hospital, where she receives unexpected support from an antisocial delinquent named Luke
 
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How the Bible was built
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The squared circleI can hear the mourning doveDakota dreamBlue Star rapturePlunking Reggie JacksonFaith wishOld Hoss : a fictional baseball biography of Charles Radbourn
Alternative Names
Bennett, James (James W.), 1942-

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