Search Results: "Jerome H. Skolnick"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1993

"An excellent history and analysis that balances sympathy for the dangers of police work with concern for its victims and with persuasive, if not profound, suggestions for reform."
Using as a starting point the acquittal of the cops accused of beating Rodney King, Skolnick (Law/Berkeley; House of Cards, 1978) and Fyfe (Criminal Justice/Temple Univ.) explore the reasons for, and suggest some solutions to, police brutality in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1991

"It won't be, and never was, anything like Ozzie and Harriet."
An enlightening and essentially optimistic look at American families and the seismic cultural shocks that have wrought profound changes in them during the past century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE BREATH by Adam Skolnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A worthy addition to the growing body of literature on adventures that test the limits of nature and mankind."
A fatality spurs an inquiry into an extreme sport, illuminating the risks—as well as the rewards—of free diving. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY FROM BELORUSSE by Jerome Charyn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Youth was the magical place of Charyn's inspiration and it is captured here honestly and simply. (photos, not seen)"
Charyn's fascination with quirky New York crime stories (El Bronx, p. 21, etc.) takes its cue from his early childhood, as this brief, charming, idiosyncratic memoir shows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELSINORE by Jerome Charyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1991

"Trying to disentangle the filaments of his absurd, inconsequential plot could drive you crazy, which would be about right."
Free-wheeling retired Aladdin Furs executive Sidney Holden, who wears the Duke of Windsor's second hand clothes, goes back into action when his live-in Fay's Svengali, Queens D.A. Paul Abruzzi, hauls her off, throwing Holden into the clutches of mogul Howard Phipps, who promises to reveal Fay's whereabouts (an asylum called Elsinore— though the news doesn't help) in return for Holden's help in inducing his long-gone old flame Judith Church, now 67, to come back to him— acting along the way as a gofer for Phipps's far-flung (Chappaquidick, the Basque territory) money-laundering operations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ANGEL STREET by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A deliriously overplotted Hitchhiker's Guide to the Big Apple adorned with a demotic style and cartoon-epic conventions that would make it perfectly logical for the hero's bemused father to pop up ten pages from the end."
Charyn winds up his New Isaac Quartet (Montezuma's Man, 1993, etc.) with the inauguration of Isaac Sidel, the Pink Commish, as mayor of New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REFLECTING by Jerome Schorr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"An often engaging collection that readers will savor."
Debut author Schorr reflects on love, family, and faith in this set of poems written in northern New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAD LOCK by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Expect a rebuttal from Dan Quayle."
At the rate he's going, Tom Bethany, Boston's foremost Spenser imitator, will soon be out of the mystery business altogether. Read full book review >

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RADIOS by Jerome Stern
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Pleasantly diverting observations on passing life, ideal for short-attention-span meditations. (drawings by author, not seen)"
The spoken word translates neatly into the written in this posthumous collection of microessays from National Public Radio commentator Stern (Making Shapely Fiction, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1994

"Part journal, part biography and part historical account of an era when the great Adirondack wilderness camps were at their height, Jerome combines outdoor adventure, natural history and personal insight in a satisfying manner."
Nearly a hundred years after a 19th-century writer paddled and portaged 266 miles through the Adirondack wilderness in a nine- foot, ten-and-a-half-pound canoe, writer/editor Jerome, inspired by that very same canoe seen in a museum, makes and records a similar journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITIZEN SIDEL by Jerome Charyn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 1999

"Halfway through, though, readers might plead for mercy."
Call him Isaac. Read full book review >