Search Results: "Carlo Feltrinelli"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An altogether fine account of a life spent doing good—and, ultimately, evil."
"To die for your ideas is the most radical of fairy tales": thus the moral of this evocative portrait by the son and heir of Italian publisher and political activist Giangiacomo Feltrinelli. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1991

"A vivid account of a campaign that attests to the high cost of miscalculation and overconfidence in matters military. (Sixteen pages of maps—not seen.)"
A meticulous audit of Operation Shingle, the WW II campaign designed to win Rome for Allied forces at an acceptable cost. Read full book review >

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GASPIPE by Philip Carlo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"An authoritative look at a once-rampant predator now at bay."
True-crime veteran Carlo (The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, 2006, etc.) chronicles the extraordinary life of Lucchese family underboss Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso. Read full book review >

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FATHER AND I by Carlo Gébler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Often touching—sometimes harrowing—but overlong and overwrought. (13 b&w photographs)"
A British writer recalls his difficult relationship with a cold, sarcastic father—also a writer—who later vanishes into Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"For Mafia buffs, a sure thing—though the denouement may be the most shocking thing about this labored book."
Mix The Godfather with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and you've got this routine true-crime study of one of the most coldblooded murderers in history. Read full book review >

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CUT TIME by Carlo Rotella
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Rotella gives back to boxing some of its old-school, venerable aura."
Natty, cogitative essays on the sweet science, often from the perspective of the small boxing venue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 23, 2010

"A brave psychological exploration of a writer's craft and terminal illness."
In a tragic turnaround, bestselling true-crime writer Carlo (The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath, 2009, etc.) was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is forced to reckon with an entirely new—and inescapable—kind of killer. Read full book review >

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PATTON by Carlo D’este
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Wilson wealth and good living was something that blessed Patton his entire life''), sometimes flags, occasionally bores. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen; 9 maps)"
Legendary for his tactical speed in war, General George S. Patton (18851945) was also notable for drama and style. Read full book review >

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W9 by Carlo Gébler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

A first collection of 18 stories from novelist GÇbler (The Cure, 1994, not reviewed; etc.), writing from Northern Ireland, ranges near and far to provide gritty closeups of life's less-distinguished moments, when desperation most overwhelms. Read full book review >

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EISENHOWER by Carlo D’este
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 4, 2002

"An absorbing portrait of the growth of Eisenhower the man and a fine analysis of the accomplishments of Eisenhower the general."
Exhaustive, highly readable study of Ike the soldier, from his modest Kansas origins through V-E Day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Powerful exploration of underexamined relationships between labor, culture, and the urban future."
Original, engrossing discussion of emerging class, race, and gender transformations in post-industrial urban America. Read full book review >