Search Results: "Selwyn Raab"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Swift-moving history with much news, even for well-read students of crime and punishment."
A matter-of-fact, unsentimental portrait of the five leading mob gangs, "who prefer the warmer title of ‘families.' " Read full book review >

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MOB LAWYER by Frank Ragano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

A riveting memoir of life inside the murderous world of Mafia chieftain Santo Trafficante and Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa, by their personal lawyer (and longtime New York Times reporter Raab)—filled with chilling, credible revelations of mob involvement in the murders of President Kennedy and Hoffa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY by Kate Hattemer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A sparkling, timely tour of the complicated intersection where life meets art. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Blending Ezra Pound, rhetoric and reality TV, this hilarious, subversive debut about a cadre of friends at an arts high school is a treat from cover to cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"The vitriol wears thin, but sharp writing makes this a worthwhile read for fans who know Cleveland's pain."
An embittered, lifelong Cleveland fan chronicles the painful departure of LeBron James from the Cavaliers, taking stock of his own life in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Retrospectively instructive on the Middle East, but emotionally flat as a personal narrative."
A hostage recalls his three-week ordeal in the Jordanian desert as Western diplomacy struggled with a new kind of terrorism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Full of angels and demons. An alert take on hip-hop's trajectory."
A collection of stories, biographical sketches, and cultural critiques that describe the impact of hip-hop, from journalist Hinds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1998

"Poignant revelations from the heart of a physician."
A moving personal account of a doctor's discoveries about himself as he struggled to care for his dying AIDS patients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1995

"A welcome addition to the growing shelf of books on the American Jewish experience, though its grasp of history is not as firm as its mastery of sociology."
A sociological survey, with historical background, of the American Jewish community's current state. Read full book review >