Search Results: "Jerry Capeci"


BOOK REVIEW

JERRY ENGELS by Thomas Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"Brings to mind the youthful, love-aching heroes of Fitzgerald and Bellow, among others."
Rogers's long-time-coming follow-up to At the Shores (1980) pursues the ever-puerile, faintly touching adventures of die-hard romantic Jerry Engels, now a junior at Penn State in the fall of 1951. Read full book review >

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MOB BOSS by Jerry Capeci
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A raw and fascinating account of one mobster's daily activities and career."
Veteran New York reporters tell the story of a Mafia kingpin's rise to power, his decision to leave the mob and his role in testifying against his former partners in crime. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Vivid, hair-raising, day-to-day-in-the-life-of narrative: the best mob book in recent memory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First-rate story of a Mafia murder crew so deadly that even John Gotti turned aside a contract on its leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Lakers diehards and hoops historians should give it a shot, but others may pass."
In-depth biography of one of the NBA's greatest players and executives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JERRY FORD by Hendrik Booraem V
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A revealing portrait of the formative years of a future president of the United States. (Biography. 10-14)"
A vivid, colorful and insightful biography of the 38th president of the United States looks at his childhood and adolescence. Read full book review >

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JERRY LEE LEWIS by Rick Bragg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"From a skilled storyteller comes this entertaining, sympathetic story of a life flaring with fire, shuddering with shakin'."
An iconic rocker receives a warm, admiring biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL, ME, AND JERRY LEE by Linda Gail Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 14, 1998

"Living in her brother's shadow for an entire lifetime, Lewis has also chronicled her own story—without enough accompanying insights. (12 b&w photos, not seen)"
The seemingly unedited, colloquial catalogue of Jerry Lee Lewis's sister Linda Gail's snapshot memories. Read full book review >

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THE LYNCHING OF CLEO WRIGHT by Jr. Capeci
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"Capeci does a service in shining the light of history on the little-known incident that 'signaled the beginning of the end of one kind of racial oppression,' but it raises more questions than it answers about the pivotal, lasting impact of Wright's lynching. (7 b&w photos, not seen)"
A pat, scholarly reconstruction and analysis of the 1942 incident that occasioned the first federal investigation of lynching. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Pinkney's graceful note invites readers to ponder issues of forgiveness, redemption, and peaceful coexistence in a terrific tale well-suited to family and group read-alouds. (Picture book/folk tale. 3-8)"
Pinkney adapts the classic Norwegian tale, adding dramatic textual and visual details honoring the value of second chances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION & THE MOUSE by Jerry Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Unimpeachable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful. Read full book review >