Search Results: "T.J. English"


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WHERE THE BODIES WERE BURIED by T.J. English
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"English provides an intriguing angle for hard-core mob enthusiasts or followers of the Bulger story, who will eat it up. Those without prior knowledge, however, may lose interest."
English (The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge, 2011, etc.) explores the organized crime underworld of Whitey Bulger.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2008

"A capably told history of how the Mob lost control of the island empire."
Or, how are you going to keep the syndicate in Sicily and Little Italy once the wiseguys see the bright lights of Havana? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A comprehensive, still-shocking exhumation of racial discord in America."
Superior chronicle of the most violent decade in New York City history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 1995

A smoothly readable account of the rapid rise and fall of a tough Vietnamese gang in New York City's Chinatown. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH by Wang Gang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2009

"A loner comes of age in a telling, appreciably non-Western narrative enriched by politics and poetry."
In a remote corner of China, the Cultural Revolution becomes a human drama, observed and acted out by a boy increasingly obsessed with sex and language. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Excellent for those looking to take a slight step off the grid."
Somewhat dry but easy-to-follow guide to the mysterious world of homemade dairy products. Read full book review >

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HOW ENGLISH BECAME ENGLISH by Simon Horobin
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2016

"A happy mixture of scholarship, clear writing, and humor."
A linguistics scholar glances at the history of the English language and takes on some contentious contemporary issues—from "fewer" and "less" to the relationship between language and social status. Read full book review >

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BROKEN ENGLISH by P.L. Gaus
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"Instead of burrowing as deeply into the Amish community as Branden's slow-moving debut did (Blood of the Prodigal, 1999), Gaus expertly works the frontier between the peaceful Amish and 'the English' who surround them, with bracing and welcome results."
You'd think Jesse Sands had been responsible for enough deviltry when, on his release from the New Jersey State Prison after serving every day of a 25-year sentence for rape and assault, he shot Janet Hawkins to death when she discovered him hiding in the house she shared with her father. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH, AUGUST by Upamanyu Chatterjee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2006

"Excellent stuff. Let's have Chatterjee's other novels, please."
A slacker seeks career success and sexual fulfillment in Chatterjee's 1988 first novel, since proclaimed a contemporary Indian classic. Read full book review >

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ENGLISH PASSENGERS by Matthew Kneale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2000

"Despite minor echoes of Great Expectations and Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith: an original, impressively knowledgeable, and very moving historical novel."
A richly satisfying debut, comparable in many ways to Andrea Barrett's The Voyage of the Narwhal, that uses nearly 20 carefully distinguished voices to tell the convoluted story of a 19th-century expedition to Tasmania and a stalemated conflict between "civilization" and "savagery." Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISH by Jeremy Paxman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2000

"Immensely popular in Britain—and England, too!—Paxman's informative, fact-studded book will enlighten and entertain everyone who seeks to learn of yesterday's England and today's 'Cool Britannia.'"
A deeply serious yet wonderfully lively, witty, and heartfelt study of the Mother Country. Read full book review >

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DELIVERING ENGLISH by Kevin Gaylord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"Brisk and exciting; delivers enough teenage camaraderie and dramatic tension to grab the attention of YA readers."
In Gaylord's debut novel, a teenager locked up in a snake pit of an insane asylum plans a daring escape with fellow inmates. Read full book review >