Search Results: "Gerry Spence"


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HALF-MOON AND EMPTY STARS by Gerry Spence
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"Luckily, Spence has a lucrative day job he can always go back to. Readers are well-advised to stick to their own."
Celebrity lawyer Spence (Give Me Liberty, 1998, etc.) ventures into fiction with this earnest, endless novel of a 1977 Wyoming murder trial whose every tangled root comes in for minute exploration. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF A COUNTRY LAWYER by Gerry Spence
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 1996

"Some readers should, however, find inspiration in Spence's ability to level with himself and still get over his self- loathing, and others will at least enjoy his story. (60 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
The celebrated trial lawyer and TV commentator (With Justice for None, 1989, etc.) proves that even a shameless self-publicist can be likeable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Spence has something to tell us but buries it under blarney and blather. (Author tour)"
A portentous jeremiad against the state of American society. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1989

From the crusading author of Murder and Madness (1983) and Trial by Fire (1986), an entertaining indictment of the American legal system. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sometimes self-righteous, sometimes merciless: an unforgettable account of the state's power against individuals who might be innocent."
A primer on the criminal-justice system from the defense attorney's vantage point. Read full book review >

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O.J.: THE LAST WORD by Gerry Spence
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"If his brief were less self-righteous, his legitimate arguments would be easier to swallow. (Literary Guild selection)"
Buried under windbag sermonizing and lofty moralizing lies a cogent analysis of how the prosecution lost the O.J. Simpson case. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2006

"A purely niche title, this one for the Lefty 'Hate Culture.'"
Celebrity lawyer and polemicist Spence (The Smoking Gun, 2003, etc.) ratchets up the rhetoric against conservatives in this latest entry in the Left-Right contest to see who can create the most outrageous title and fling the most incendiary accusations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

From virtuoso trial-lawyer Spence, defender of Karen Silkwood and Imelda Marcos: a fiery ``collection of free-floating thoughts about freedom.'' Spence is profoundly uncomfortable with the socioeconomic interdependence caused by our complex economy. Read full book review >

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WHO IS MACKIE SPENCE? by Lin Kaymer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Half great, half so-so, but most readers will leave satisfied. (Romantic suspense. 12-16)"
A romance blossoms between two teens while strange circumstances threaten to tear them apart. Read full book review >

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MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS by June Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1998

"A promising debut."
A first collection from the winner of the 1995 Willa Cather Fiction contest: 15 stories, some having appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Seventeen, and The Oxford Review, by a southern writer who excels at charting the minor victories that briefly relieve dreary lives. Read full book review >

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CLICKETY CLACK by Rob Spence
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spengler's robust illustrations capture an antic cast of passengers, conveying the action as much through composition as color. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A train load of wild and wacky animals gets so noisy that the engineer has to shout to get them to quiet down. Read full book review >

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Gangsters of Shanghai by Gerry  O'Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2013

"A historical novel with an overly complex plot, mostly redeemed by its brisk pace."
A crime drama that jumps back and forth between China and Ireland during the turbulent first third of the 20th century. Read full book review >