Search Results: "Ronin Ro"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2004

"A chronicle of people, who, bit by bit, 64 pages for a dime, influenced our culture greatly. Too bad there aren't any illustrations."
Hip-hop author Ro (Have Gun Will Travel, 1998, etc.) considers the frisky comic-books industry in a history of the people of Marvel and DC Comics. Read full book review >

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GANGSTA by Ronin Ro
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1996

"A well-aimed but not totally credible call for responsibility in an influential industry."
One disillusioned hip-hop journalist's chronicle of the rise and decline of a musical form and a culture he believed in. ``Gangsta rap is destroying hip-hop,'' Ro asserts. Read full book review >

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DR. DRE by Ronin Ro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2007

"No beat, and you can't dance to it."
The most successful producer in rap…is duller than Perry Como? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"Still, a surrealistic tale of high-stakes thuggery."
A sloppy but repellently gripping history of the once eminent, now moribund Death Row record label. Read full book review >

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PRINCE by Ronin Ro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"An energetic, detailed balance of reportage and criticism about an icon of his era."
Did 10 years of researching the enigmatic Prince pay off? You bet. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A cautionary tale on the fate of cultural revolutionaries: grim, but rewarding."
The rise of the Kings of Rock, and how they did everything wrong. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 2011

"Even with a few weak points, this book is a good addition to the anti-bullying genre."
In Jay's picture book, a boy with a tremendous name battles bullies, with help from his grandfather. Read full book review >

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MY FAIRE LADY by Laura Wettersten
Released: June 3, 2014

"Verily, fine fare. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
To avoid running into her ex-boyfriend, a teenage girl leaves town to work the summer at a Renaissance fair. Read full book review >

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ICONS by Margaret Stohl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"Those without superhuman patience should pass. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Humanity's only hope against an alien occupation is a quartet of teens with emotion-based superpowers. Read full book review >

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THE RONIN'S MISTRESS by Laura Joh Rowland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Based on a true story explained in an opening historical note, Sano's 15th appearance unfolds with Rowland's typical elegance, bolstered by its roots in reality and the family drama that nicely counterpoints the sleuthing adventure."
A veteran Japanese sleuth endangers himself to solve a tantalizing samurai murder mystery. Read full book review >

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WARRIOR by Terry Irving
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2015

"A brisk, suspenseful adventure nestled in real, historical drama."
Irving's (Courier, 2015) historical thriller, the second in his Freelancer series, offers a provocative reinterpretation of the infamous Wounded Knee incident. Read full book review >