Search Results: "Anthony M. Amore"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2015

"An engrossing read about brazen, artful scams."
The big business of art fraud. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2011

"An interesting mish-mash of everything related to the thievery of valuable art."
A museum security director and a journalist combine to educate the masses about the realities of art theft, with an emphasis on the paintings of Rembrandt. Read full book review >

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VINNY GORGEOUS by Anthony M. DeStefano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"Enthusiasts likely already know the details of Basciano's trials, and casual readers will be better served by other, clearer accounts."
From organized crime specialist DeStefano (Mob Killer, 2011, etc.), a convoluted exploration of the career of Mafioso Vincent Basciano, who is currently serving a life sentence in a Supermax facility. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2017

"The book will please Mafia completists, but the overall arc will feel more familiar than revelatory to most true-crime readers."
A straightforward update to the notorious 1978 Lufthansa Airlines heist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2014

"A guide to the fundamental principles of building and maintaining personal wealth, relying more on the author's instinct than on quantitative data."
Criniti (The Necessity of Finance, 2013) interprets the key concepts underlying economic and financial behavior, with an emphasis on personal finance. Read full book review >

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THEY ALWAYS WIN by Anthony M. Pesare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"An often intriguing, if overlong, tale of a cop returning to his old neighborhood."
In Pesare's debut crime novel, an intelligenceofficer works with a mobster to try to bring down organized crime in the suburbs of Providence, R.I., and Boston. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A well-crafted work for general readers that could serve as a basic textbook on the fundamentals of finance."
A basic text about financial concepts that strives to elevate finance to the status of a science. Read full book review >

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SILLY BILLY by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It's a sweet acknowledgement that all kids have fears that plague them, and puts a wonderfully childlike solution at their disposal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Very few artists understand a child's anxieties as deeply—or represent them so thoroughly—as Browne. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE GAME by Anthony Browne
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

Children who respond to fine art with indifference may change their tunes in the wake of this decidedly un-boring family outing to the galleries of London's Tate Britain. Read full book review >

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WILLY AND HUGH by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas—at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh. Read full book review >

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ZOO by Anthony Browne
by Anthony Browne, illustrated by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A provocative look at the darker side of family dynamics. (Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of Piggybook (1986), another powerful exploration of the family scene with a similar family of four: massive, boorish Dad, riding roughshod over everyone; quiet little Mum, a pained but helpless observer; the narrator and his younger brother, endlessly squabbling instead of looking at the caged animals they've come to see. Read full book review >