Search Results: "Dick Lehr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"A cautionary tale about the abuse of power and a timely civics lesson on the virtue of standing up to authority."
From former Boston Globe reporter Lehr (Journalism/Boston Univ.; co-author: Judgment Ridge: The Truth Story Behind the Dartmouth Murders, 2003, etc.), a somber tale of police corruption, racism and violent crime in Beantown. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A powerful rendering of an enduring conflict."
A history of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915), which triggered a substantial protest by African-Americans, who resented their vile portrayal in the film.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"With enough unanswered questions for two sequels, the authors offer a pile of evidence that (in South Boston at least) politics is all too local. (photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An eye-opening true-crimer that recounts a cooperative arrangement in which two Boston mobsters, in exchange for acting as informants for an FBI agent and his supervisor, were permitted to take over most of Boston's organized crime. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Emotionally draining. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A numbing, sorrowful tale of teenagers drawn to murder, artfully structured by Boston Globe staffers Lehr (Black Mass, 2000) and Zuckoff (Choosing Naia, 2002). Read full book review >

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TRELL by Dick Lehr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"This tale of the fallout from the war on drugs recognizes one family's resolve as it hammers home the failures of public policy and the court system to uphold justice for all. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
In a Boston swirling with racial tensions and public corruption, a story of false imprisonment based in fact, from a longtime investigative journalist. Read full book review >

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WHAT A MOTHER KNOWS by Leslie Lehr
Released: May 1, 2013

"A would-be thriller in dire need of a script doctor."
A woman awakes from an extended coma to find her world utterly changed. Read full book review >

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66 LAPS by Leslie Lehr Spirson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Some schematic plotting, but Audrey speaks so compellingly from the heart that it can be forgiven."
A sweet contemporary love story with an old-fashioned message, told by a young mother whose fears about getting old have tragic consequences. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. Read full book review >

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RODNEY by Dick Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"Readers who giggle at the wacky character names-as well as those who have exhausted the Christopher Moore catalog and are craving more silly vampires-may sate their bloodlust with this over-the-top debut."
A teenaged slacker becomes a vampire in this loony first novel. Read full book review >

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DOES FREDDY DANCE by Dick Scanlan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Stylish, relevant writing."
A carefully composed, tautly executed debut collection of 16 interlocking stories that poses a collective riddle: How does the '90s gay man who has fled his family recover a lost domestic ideal, even if he never had it? Read full book review >