Search Results: "Joseph Turow"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An eye-opener that will startle readers, the book offers grist for policy makers and others battling to preserve a shred of privacy in America."
Turow (Communication/Univ. of Pennsylvania; Niche Envy: Marketing Discrimination in the Digital Age, 2006, etc.) warns that today's advertising industry is secretly reshaping our world—and not for the better. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1997

"An intriguing book if you ignore its dramatic, somewhat unsubstantiated premise."
Here's the argument from media expert Turow (Annenberg School of Communications/Univ. of Penn.): The current price of targeting advertising to highly defined market segments is dividing the country into increasingly insular groups of people who care only about others like themselves. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Valuable reading for shoppers and retailers alike."
Blame it on the smartphone, the technology that is bringing internetlike tracking and surveillance into brick-and-mortar stores. Read full book review >

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INNOCENT by Scott Turow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 4, 2010

"Where the title of the first novel may have presumed innocence, the sequel knows that we're all guilty of something."
'Tis the season for sequels—unexpected, decades removed from their well-remembered predecessors. Read full book review >

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PLEADING GUILTY by Scott Turow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"But his legions of fans surely won't miss the chance to see Turow as they've never seen him before."
Instead of cranking out clones of Presumed Innocent, Turow has preferred to take chances—first with The Burden of Proof, which dispensed with his whodunit plot, and now, even more radically, with a foulmouthed, alcoholic lawyer's account of his search for one of his missing partners—and the $5.6 million that vanished with him. Read full book review >

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TESTIMONY by Scott Turow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2017

"Worth staying the course."
An Illinois prosecutor seeks to learn who annihilated a group of refugee gypsies in Bosnia. Read full book review >

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REVERSIBLE ERRORS by Scott Turow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"No car chases, explosions, threats against the detective, movie-star locations, or gourmet meals: just a deeply satisfying novel about deeply human people who just happen to be victims, schemers, counselors-at-law, or all three at once."
A final appeal from Death Row reopens a decade-old murder case as the world's preeminent legal novelist (Personal Injuries, 1999, etc.) proves once again why his grasp of the moral dimensions of legal problems sets the gold standard for the genre. Read full book review >

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PERSONAL INJURIES by Scott Turow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Turow is well on his way to making Kindle County the Yoknapatawpha of American law."
The undisputed dean of legal intrigue (The Laws of Our Fathers, 1996, etc.) burrows deep into the muck surrounding the attempt to turn a dirty lawyer into an informant against the judges he's been bribing. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

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IDENTICAL by Scott Turow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"Classic (in more senses than one) Turow."
Much-practiced legal proceduralist Turow (Innocent, 2010, etc.) steps onto Joseph Campbell turf in his latest mystery. Read full book review >

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THE BURDEN OF PROOF by Scott Turow
Released: June 5, 1990

"A surefire best-seller for summer—and on into the fall."
The bad news is that the returning of Alejandro Stern, the canny defense attorney in Presumed Innocent, isn't nearly as devilishly twisty as he was in Turow's earlier megaseller. Read full book review >

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THE LAWS OF OUR FATHERS by Scott Turow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"Beneath the layers of deep legal deviousness, Turow never lets you forget that his characters lived and loved before they ever got dragged into court, and that they have lives to go back to after the final gavel comes down."
The undisputed king of contemporary legal intrigue (Pleading Guilty, 1993, etc.) offers a sumptuous triple-decker tracing the tangled roots of an apparently accidental murder back 25 years. Read full book review >