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Blue Blood
Blue Blood
Author: Edward Conlon
From the fourth-generation NYPD officer and author of The New Yorker's "Cop Diary" columns comes an epic heart-and-soul dissection of what it means to protect, to serve, and to defend among the ranks of New York's finest.
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ISBN-13: 9781594480737
ISBN-10: 1594480737
Publication Date: 4/5/2005
Pages: 576
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Erinyes avatar reviewed Blue Blood on + 279 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I could not put this book down. I saw an interview with him and had to find the book and read it. It is a literate and riveting account of his desire to be a police officer. It covers right up to the 9-11 attacks. Absolutely worth reading just to answer the question of why a Harvard educated man would turn his back on all the high power jobs he had available to become a NYC police officer.
xserafinx avatar reviewed Blue Blood on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. Detective Conlon takes the reader from his early days on patrol as a rookie, fresh out of the police academy, to his current days as an NYPD Detective. He does a great job narrating his war stories, keeping the reader enticed throughout the book. He explains the slang terminology used in police work so that the layman can easily follow along. He writes about having to deal with the daily politics that are so prevalent on the job. There is also a section of the book regarding 9/11 and it's aftermath which was very moving. This is a great book to read and I would highly recommend it. It definitely gives the public some insight on the inner workings of the NYPD.
5ducksfans avatar reviewed Blue Blood on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Interesting - definitely worth reading if you are interested in the topic. I felt the narrative was stilted.
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This book chronicles Edward Conlon's decision to become a New York police officer, his entrance to the force, and his career. What makes this account different is his willingness to share his feelings and his doubts along the way.


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