Search Results: "Ron Liebman"


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DEATH BY RODRIGO by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mildly amusing setup for what could be a pleasant series, from attorney-author Liebman (Shark Tales, 2000, etc.)."
A couple of criminal lawyers run scared from their clients through the South Jersey underworld. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fine gag gift for a lawyer of your acquaintance."
Laughs for litigants. Read full book review >

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JERSEY LAW by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2011

"The dilemma is so authentic that it's sad to see how cheaply and easily Liebman lets his two heroes off the hook. Fuhgeddaboudit, but be sure to check back next time."
The two bottom-feeding South Jersey lawyers from Death by Rodrigo (2007) are at it again, their goal not so much to excel in court as to survive outside it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Illuminating, if sometimes a chore to read, and a welcome aid to understanding the evolution of Paul's offbeat ideas."
A breezy and generally admiring though not hagiographic look at the quixotic fixture at the far-right extreme of the last couple of presidential elections. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RON BROWN by Tracey L. Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 1998

"There is no pretense that the agenda here is anything other than paying tribute, and given this candor, the book has an innocent quality that is charmingly sweet as well as irritatingly naive. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Heart-warming rather than hard-hitting, this loving biography is by a self-proclaimed ``daddy's girl.'' Writing in the first person, the author refers to the late secretary of commerce as ``Dad'' throughout, and the volume is more family history than chronicle of a public servant's career. Read full book review >

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RODEO RON AND HIS MILKSHAKE COWS by Rowan Clifford
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2005

"Though driven less by a nutritional agenda than by the pleasures of bright colors and cavorting cattle, there is a point, of sorts, here, painlessly presented. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clifford crafts a Wild West burpfest for his first solo outing, pitting well-established soda-fountain kings Frothy and Fruity in a shake-off against newly arrived, Stetson-topped milk-bar impresario Rodeo Ron and his corps of bovine dispensers. Read full book review >

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COMING OUT CONSERVATIVE by Marvin Liebman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An absorbing, occasionally awkward book given resonance by the author's struggle with—and final acceptance of—his homosexuality. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
An eventful, stylish, sometimes painful memoir by right-wing agitator Liebman. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS ABDUCTIONS by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A delightful adventure about the power of uncommon traits and the joys of newfound friendship. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Three uncommon strangers become friends and heroes in Hecht's debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG CARLOS by James S. Liebman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Death penalty opponents now have a definitive example to cite; death penalty proponents have an agonizing case to consider."
A Columbia Law School professor and some of his students gather and present evidence establishing the innocence of Carlos DeLuna, executed for murder in Texas in 1989. Read full book review >

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THE OMINOUS EYE by Tracey Hecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A welcome return of the colorful and curious trio—their next can't arrive soon enough. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The protectors of the forest return to face a monstrous new threat in the sequel to The Mysterious Abductions (2016). Read full book review >