Search Results: "Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr."


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"As colorful on the page as he is in person, Cianci is a natural storyteller with a lot to say. For politics junkies, this is a great guilty pleasure—pun intended."
A cheeky tell-all from a man with a lot to tell: Providence's notorious felon mayor, credited with cleaning up the city in the dirtiest possible way. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"One of the most absorbing and empowering science histories to hit the shelves in recent years."
One of the world's most renowned and forward-thinking oncologists recounts 35 years of cancer research and tells us why we should be optimistic about the future. Read full book review >

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POETRY AND PURGATORY by Buddy Giovinazzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Weirdly ennobling."
Poetic visionaries of an apocalyptic turn have William Blake; and neo-beatnik New York junkies have Buddy Giovinazzo (Life Is Hot in Cracktown, 1993), whose firm grasp of the surreal fin-de-siäcle urban patois makes for lively page-flipping in his latest, a sort of underground picaresque murder mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"Not as gripping as Conquistador, but a richly textured account of the rogue, rebel and visionary whose discovery still resonates today."
An exciting, well-plotted excursion down the Amazon River with the early Spanish conquistador. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN by Buddy Giovinazzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 1993

"Bold songs of the street—not for the squeamish—in the honorable tradition of Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim."
Scratch a city and find its ghetto; scratch its ghetto and find the cesspool of drugs, disease, and despair that first-time author Giovinazzo, a filmmaker, limns in these 16 harsh yet potent vignettes. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"Conveys with ghastly power the relentlessness of Cortés, the tragedy of Montezuma, the brutality of battle and the utter bewilderment of one culture in the face of the other."
Lively account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Read full book review >

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HEAD BALL COACH by Steve Spurrier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"An easy, straightforward read with plenty to chew on for fans of college football, especially the SEC."
The decorated football player and coach offers an overview of his upbringing and remarkable career. Read full book review >

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GERONIMO by Mike Leach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Though the idea behind it is intriguing, the book threatens to topple from the unwieldy mix of conversational U.S. history, biography and self-help."
A college football coach fascinated by American Indian history draws contemporary life lessons from the biography of a 19th-century Apache warrior. Read full book review >

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NO BARRIERS by Erik Weihenmayer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A wonderful tribute to the greatness of the human spirit."
The first blind man to climb Mount Everest narrates his kayaking descent of 300 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Read full book review >

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WHEN I LEFT HOME by Buddy Guy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"Tasty as a Buddy Guy guitar lick, but seldom revelatory."
One of the last survivors of Chicago blues' golden age of the 1950s and '60s, Guy retravels a familiar route in this ingratiating but disappointingly slim as-told-to autobiography. Read full book review >