Search Results: "William D. Cohan"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A comprehensive, illuminating and highly readable study of a notorious episode in the annals of the American justice system."
Vanity Fair contributing editor and Duke University alumnus Cohan (Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World, 2011) turns a microscopic lens on the 2006 scandal involving an alleged rape by members of the school's lacrosse team. Read full book review >

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NATIVE STATE by Tony Cohan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Sometimes vivid, sometimes flaccid: at its best when conveying the unsettled feel of the birth of the '60s."
Snapshots of old Hollywood and visions of beatnik Europe are interleaved in a memoir that explores the relationship between father and son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"Solipsism on a road trip South of the Border."
Still captivated by all things Mexican, gringo travel journalist and soulful memoirist Cohan (Native State, 2003, etc.) conducts a survey of his favorite countryside. Read full book review >

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THE RAGE OF INNOCENCE by William D. Pease
Released: May 1, 1993

"The verdict: Scott Turow has a lot to answer for. (First printing of 35,000)"
A determined Maryland police detective breaks ranks with her colleagues to defend a man accused of killing his wife—in this ambitious but deeply flawed courtroom drama. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Few readers will be fooled by the wiles of the treacherous knife-hunters, but most will get their money's worth, which is more than you can say of the characters."
One priceless lot to be sold at a closed auction, six high-rolling bidders, one million nefarious dodges: a second adventure for antique dealer Kay Williams (The Time of the Cricket, 1995). Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY'S FIST by William D. Pease
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"CIA, the KGB, and the harried reader's credulity. (First printing of 75,000; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
The mandarins of the new world order sure make a mistake when they pick on retired D.C. cop Eddie Nickles (Playing the Dozens, 1990), who's just trying to buy his daughter a graduation gift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"If Piersen can't consistently provide jolts of new understanding, his compilation of materials remains readable and interesting throughout."
Piersen (History/Fisk University) looks at selected areas of American culture from a perspective that offers an occasional convincing surprise, as he focuses on African traditions and social mechanisms that reached the New World (including the Caribbean and Latin America) with the black slaves. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"The open door for a sequel seems overly optimistic. (First printing of 30,000)"
This pedestrian thriller pits a Japanese cop and an American agent for wealthy art collectors against a brutal yakuza executioner as they struggle for a legendary samurai sword. Read full book review >