Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A recollection of the author's stint as a rookie crime reporter for New York Newsday. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: A rookie reporter recounts his experiences covering the police beat in New York City, describing children killed by stray bullets, a man struck by lightning, race crimes, the courage of police officers' wives, and more. 30,000 first printing. Tour.
From Kirkus Reviews: A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Unlike the comparable chronicles of Miami Herald reporter Edna Buchanan, Gelman's calendar-driven memoir emphasizes not the crimes he covered but his responses to them. And that's a shame, because the author's childhood infatuation with reporting (influence of a magazine-editor dad); awe at desking-down at One Police Plaza and working with Jimmy Breslin; rage at police-department politics; delight at falling in love with a fellow reporter; growing cynicism in the face of a year's worth of mean streets, and so on, simply aren't sufficiently novel, charming, or instructive to warrant in- depth coverage. What does demand attention are Gelman's convincing descriptions of a big-city reporter's grind--being available around the clock; racing into savage neighborhoods for a scoop; pushing against deadline to massage raw notes into a serviceable story. And when, infrequently, he does cover a crime and its aftermath in depth--the trials of the widow of a cop shot into a coma; the tragedy of a ten-year-old rape victim--Gelman displays the sort of clean-limbed, affecting prose that presumably made him a valued tabloid crime-reporter (he's since moved on to covering urban affairs). At times, moreover, he weighs in with startling insights- -as in his analysis of detectives: ``They spend so many hours trying to understand the criminal mind that they develop similar traits. They are skeptical of everyone and everything. Whether they are charming, slick, hot or cold, they always have an angle....'' Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Crown. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0812920848I3N00
Descrizione libro Crown. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0812920848I4N10
Descrizione libro Crown. Condizione libro: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Gifter's inscription on inside. Codice libro della libreria U11D-00809
Descrizione libro Crown, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0812920848
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808129208404.0
Descrizione libro Crown, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96096744
Descrizione libro Times Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002455992
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR008453941
Descrizione libro Times Books/Random House, New York, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing with the Random House number line beginning with 2 rather than the common 1. Hardcover in unclipped dustjacket. A little surface wear to the back of the dustjacket, and a chip to the top rear corner, otherwise, a very good dj over a very good book. Unread. From my smoke-free collection. Ships in well-padded box. Codice libro della libreria 6078
Descrizione libro Times Books, New York, 1992. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. Unrevised Proofs of this author's first novel. A true crime novel. In fine unread condition. Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria 13027