Search Results: "Robert K. Oermann"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1999

"Oermann effectively bridges the gap between the country music giants of yore and today's stars, such as the Dixie Chicks, Shania Twain, and Garth Brooks. (Over 200 b&w and color photos)"
Nashville-based critic Oermann, one of journalism's best known authorities on country music, takes an ambitious look at the genre's evolution from its hillbilly origins at the turn of the century to the mainstream success it is today. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 1993

"There's a definite need for a serious and thorough history of country music, always a poor stepchild in musical scholarship, but this isn't it. (Photographs—192 b&w)"
Attractively produced but flawed history of women in country music from the turn of the century to today, by anthropologist/social-worker Bufwack and Nashville Tennessean music-reporter Oermann. Read full book review >

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MATERIAL WITNESS by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1993

Even a slugger like Tanenbaum (Reversible Error, 1992, etc.) can't hit a home run every time—as witnessed by this contrived, though compelling, fifth novel in his 70's-set series about crime- busting Manhattan D.A. Butch Karp and his crew. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Devoted buffs of Civil War history will find this a thoroughly engaging book. (b&w photos, maps, not seen)"
A painstakingly detailed account of a little-remembered Civil War campaign that changed the course of that conflict. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTION OF BLOOD by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Here and there we get glimpses of Tanenbaum's virtuosic ability to sort out and dramatize complicated material, but this novel is sunk in its own self-importance."
Manhattan ADA Butch Karp gets a crack at the crime of the century in this heavy-breathing addition to a popular series that includes such brainy thrillers as Depraved Indifference (1989) and Material Witness (1993). Read full book review >

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TRAP by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"But no matter. This is still an enjoyable tale of good vs. evil and the importance of knowing who you are."
A courtroom thriller that's a cut above the author's previous effort (Fatal Conceit, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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TRAGIC by Robert K. Tanenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"No action thriller this—it's all courtroom drama."
Tanenbaum (Bad Faith, 2012, etc.) goes on the waterfront in his latest in his crime series featuring Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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ENEMY WITHIN by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

Tanenbaum, who must sit up nights mining law-and-order headlines for ethical dilemmas, comes a cropper with this overstuffed 13th case for crusading New York A.D.A. Butch Karp and his wife, personal-security consultant Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE RAGE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Otherwise: Butch and Marlene's 14th outing (Enemy Within, 2001, etc.) is among their most straightforward, with Lucy's budding romance with Dan Heeney practically the only trace of the family's normally teeming byways."
New York City may be a jungle for chief assistant DA Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi, retired from her private-security firm to train serious guard dogs, but they find the hills of West Virginia just as violent. Read full book review >