Search Results: "T.J. English"


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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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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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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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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: Oct. 12, 2007

"Much fun here, as chords, riffs and upbeats turn some mighty egos into a barrel of monkeys."
When you think, “I've heard that somewhere before,” it could well be, as demonstrated in English's exploration of borrowed music. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This biography is bland and undistinguished. (Biography. 11+)"
Stacey rightly locates Clinton's importance in the fact ``she arrived in Washington as an accomplished woman with her own political power, apart from her husband's.'' Yet Stacey does nothing to illuminate the complexity behind that power. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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CUSTER'S TRIALS by T.J. Stiles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Stiles digs deep to deliver genuine insight into a man who never adapted to modernity. The author confirms, but perhaps excuses, the worldview of the 'boy general with the golden locks.'"
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Stiles (The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 2009, etc.) gives a warts-and-all portrait of Gen. George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876), giving full rein to both his admirers and critics.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"Engrossing history of a city with the enduring power to fascinate."
Timbuktu has generated myths that persist into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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ROYAL KEMETIC EMPIRE by Travis English
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"An often rousing account of ancient Egyptian politics, despite some moments of unspectacular writing."
A historical novel set in 3,500 B.C. that chronicles a seemingly inevitable war between Upper and Lower Egypt. Read full book review >