Search Results: "Earl Raab"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1995

"A welcome addition to the growing shelf of books on the American Jewish experience, though its grasp of history is not as firm as its mastery of sociology."
A sociological survey, with historical background, of the American Jewish community's current state. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2003

"An unusual tale of war and remembrance, with particular appeal—but perhaps disturbing undertones—for Vietnam and air-combat buffs."
Solidly detailed amalgam of military history and contemporary archaeology, tracing American attempts to recover fallen soldiers. Read full book review >

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LATINOS by Earl Shorris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Wide-ranging, groundbreaking, opinionated, and very important."
Personal, impassioned overview of the fastest growing minority in the US. Read full book review >

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VERTICAL BURN by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"His charismatic protagonist is both believable and admirable, and if he's also a tiny bit predictable, no matter: you'll root for him anyway."
Time was when veteran Seattle firefighter John Finney was unequivocal about his feelings for his job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"The vitriol wears thin, but sharp writing makes this a worthwhile read for fans who know Cleveland's pain."
An embittered, lifelong Cleveland fan chronicles the painful departure of LeBron James from the Cavaliers, taking stock of his own life in the process. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Swift-moving history with much news, even for well-read students of crime and punishment."
A matter-of-fact, unsentimental portrait of the five leading mob gangs, "who prefer the warmer title of ‘families.' " Read full book review >

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THE MILLION-DOLLAR TATTOO by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though it's tamed by Thomas's quirky sweetness, his ninth case (The Vanishing Smile, 1995, etc.) is hands down the wildest of them all. (Author tour)"
Waking up with his current date dead in his bed, Elmer (Snake) Slezak offers his friend, Seattle shamus Thomas Black, a unique defense: She is the latest in a long series of aliens sent to seduce Snake in order to strengthen the extraterrestrial gene pool. Read full book review >

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YELLOW DOG PARTY by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 17, 1991

"Though less than top-notch for Emerson, it's still going to give the competition—Parker and Lutz, for example—a few jealous twinges."
Detective Thomas Black, Seattle's answer to Boston's Spenser, finds a laugher of a case: four middle-aged, successful but middling unhappy guys hire him to trace, and then arrange dates with, their dreamgirls (a former high-school cheerleader; a Mariner season ticket-holder; a porn pinup; a former TV newscaster). Read full book review >

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IN THE YUCATAN by Earl Shorris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2000

"A doggedly earnest parable salted with the legendary cadences of the Maya."
A short but grueling novel in which an insurgent union leader jailed for organizing watches his Mexican-American lawyer starve himself.. Read full book review >

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THE PORTLAND LAUGHER by Earl Emerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Emerson's biggest, darkest novel yet, a clangorous three- alarmer that'll leave you wound tighter than Billy Battle."
As Seattle shamus Thomas Black (Yellow Dog Party, 1991, etc.) lies in a coma waiting for his body and memory to start working again, he flashes back to the bizarre case that left him so broken: getting hired, on the recommendation of Thomas's sleazy fellow- professional Snake Slezak, by much-married Roxanne Lake and her young houseguest Jerome Johnson to tail Philip Bacon, who's been following newly freed ex-con Billy Battle, Jerome's foster brother- -who's already being tailed by Snake. Read full book review >

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MEANWHILE, BACK ON PLANET EARTH by Earl Morrogh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 18, 2007

"A lecture-free and entertaining pro-conservation message."
An astronaut commits a bold act of insubordination to help advance his message of conservation. Read full book review >