Search Results: "Tiziano Scarpa"


BOOK REVIEW

VENICE IS A FISH by Tiziano Scarpa
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Plenty of atmosphere and attitude, but not much else; this would have been better as a snappy magazine article."
Definitely not your father's travel guide: A native Venetian offers some playful aperçus about La Serenissima. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Solid if unexciting fare."
A straightforward literary travel guide that takes us through Bangkok, Malacca, and other points east. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Peter Lance
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2013

"It's often difficult—if not downright overwhelming—to keep track of the many players in this story, but aficionados of Mafia history and those concerned with FBI corruption will find this thorough investigation satisfying."
ABC news correspondent Lance (Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI, 2009) delivers an exhaustive examination into the life and crimes of Mafia capo Gregory Scarpa Sr. and his questionable decadeslong relationship with the FBI. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Harmon's no Breslin. Merely serviceable, this slim tale would have benefited from more skepticism and evidence."
By-the-numbers account of a lowlife mobster and his kin, whose claims, the author allows, "stretch the boundaries of credibility." Read full book review >