Search Results: "Carlo Molinari"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY WALKER WEARS THE PANTS by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Despite awkwardness, this is a welcome window into an important American life. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Pants: Women were not supposed to wear them. 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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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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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 >

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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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ALMOST BLUE by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The center does not hold."
Blind shut-in Simone Martini senses excitement, danger, and even colors in the sounds of provincial Bologna. Read full book review >

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CARTE BLANCHE by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2006

"The first volume in a trilogy by noir master Lucarelli (Almost Blue, 2001, etc.) is a smart and stylish crime yarn."
Duplicitous women and political cross-currents challenge a seasoned police detective. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Self-serving in many ways, the book still has much to offer as an examination of how US politics really works. (16 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An intriguing if predictable autobiography by one of the most powerful politicians to have emerged in the past decade, now host of a CBS-TV morning show. Read full book review >