Search Results: "Lou Manfredo"


BOOK REVIEW

RIZZO'S DAUGHTER by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Good cops, bent cops, tormented and demented cops, cops of every description inhabit Rizzo's world, all of them utterly believable and intensely interesting. For readers compiling a short list of crime fiction, here's an essential."
In Manfredo's tender and terrific latest, a burned-out cop can't quit because he's also a devoted dad. Read full book review >

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RIZZO’S WAR by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Strong characters and a compelling story. Manfredo has logged 25 years in the criminal justice system, and it shows on every authentic page."
Gritty, gripping first novel deconstructs the NYPD the way Joseph Wambaugh once anatomized the LAPD. Read full book review >

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RIZZO'S FIRE by Lou Manfredo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bar none, Joe Rizzo is the most authentic cop in contemporary crime fiction."
In the gripping sequel to Rizzo's War (2009), maverick Detective Sergeant Joe Rizzo investigates the murder of a man too unimportant to murder. Read full book review >

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LOU GEHRIG by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Readers will feel good after reading this biography—and maybe even inspired to start measuring themselves against Gehrig's standard. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The aw-shucks decency of Gehrig drives this picture-book biography from Adler (One Yellow Daffodil, 1995, etc.); what comes through is Gehrig as a genuine rarity, blessed with colossal athletic talent that he carried with dignity and modesty. Read full book review >

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LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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LOU HARRISON by Leta E. Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

That this biographical study of composer, polymath, and activist Lou Harrison began as an oral history explains a lot; its cozy tone betrays long exposure not only to octogenarian Harrison himself, but also the dizzying orbit of progressive artists, musical and otherwise, with whom he has come into contact over a long and diverse career. Read full book review >

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LOU HOOVER by Nancy A. Colbert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 1997

"This is a serviceable biography of one of the unsung women of the era, but it's also dull, more of a laundry list of good works than the story of a person's life. (b&w photos, chronology, bibiliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
Colbert delivers all the facts in this entry in the Notable Americans series, but the life she chronicles, though admirable, is more about duty than inspiration. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE AND LOU SEAL by Patricia Keeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An amusing if slight addition to beach reading. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lizzie's companion is a big, blue inflatable seal named Lou. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOU by Angela von der Lippe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"The truth about Lou? Not likely."
A debut about a famous fin-de-siècle figure. Read full book review >

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THE THING LOU COULDN'T DO by Ashley Spires
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"While it offers a valuable lesson, it's not a terribly eventful or memorable book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Try, try, and try again, even if you don't succeed. Read full book review >

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NOODLE AND LOU by Liz Garton Scanlon
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"Chirpy, instructive and fun. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd couples abound in children's stories, but somehow the notion of a chirpy blue jay being friends with a (succulent, pink, wiggly) worm may be a hard one to, um, get off the ground. Read full book review >