Search Results: "Steve Casino"


BOOK REVIEW

CASINO by Nicholas Pileggi
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A cautionary tale of what passes for honor among thieves. (First printing of 200,000; first serial to Esquire; film rights to Universal; author tour)"
A riveting if not uplifting look at the gaming industry's inside games during the mob's heyday in Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"Indispensable for serious recreational gamblers."
A clinical psychologist turned professional casino gambler reveals the secrets of his success. Read full book review >

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CASINO MOON by Peter Blauner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A bloody crime thriller with a human touch."
This vicious tale of Atlantic City mobster mayhem spins like a Ferris wheel gone haywire, clenching readers' stomachs into knots as tight as its plot. Read full book review >

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WILD BILL HICKOK by Maryann Weidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 9-11)"
A glorified view of one of the Old West's most violent and colorful characters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2001

"Russia's tailspin is by now a tale with some moss on it, but Brzezinski tells it with appealing dash and indispensable black humor."
A cool stroll down the mean streets of Novy Russky's financial madness, under a rain of cynicism from former journalist Brzezinski. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CASINO by Gilbert Sorrentino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Difficult, then, for those who are in search of plot, but an engaging riddle for those who aren't."
With more than a dozen novels and a good many volumes of poetry to his credit, Sorrentino (Pack of Lies, 1997, etc.) shows no lack of energy or invention in his latest as he brings his linguistic wizardry to bear on a trio of obsessions: lust, lost loves, and lingerie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"Those in search of corporate politics will not find them here; instead, the true story (and almost a clichÇ now, in Silicon Valley) of a nerdy student making good—and making millions. (B&W photos, glossary, index) (Biography 8-12)"
The ``smallest boy'' in his elementary school class who would design the first truly user friendly computer, Wozniak has a life story that will beckon any who have ever pursued interests not immediately compelling to peers. Read full book review >

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CASINO QADDAFI by Graham Tempest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Like 007 with a CPA card—who knew accounting could be so wild?"
Taking place largely in Libya in 2011—just weeks after the assassination of Moammar Gadhafi—Tempest's (Casino Excelsior, 2012, etc.) third financial mystery/thriller featuring forensic accountant Oliver Steele revolves around his mission to locate an illegitimate son of the slain leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 27, 2012

"Better suited to cocktail party chatter than a novella."
This true story about a short trip to the casino makes for a banal retelling of a weekend getaway. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jessie Hartland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"Nothing new or revelatory here, but the book can serve as a good introduction to Jobs and will impress with its concision those who already know a lot about him."
A free-wheeling graphic biography of Steve Jobs. Read full book review >

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STEVE MCQUEEN by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A dispiriting account of a great star and not-so-great human being."
On-screen and off with the "King of Cool." Read full book review >