almediah.fr

Download Policewoman eBook

by Dorothy uhnak

Download Policewoman eBook
ISBN:
0671783300
Author:
Dorothy uhnak
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pocket (July 1, 1973)
EPUB book:
1707 kb
FB2 book:
1932 kb
DJVU:
1216 kb
Other formats
lrf mobi doc txt
Rating:
4.7
Votes:
555


Policewoman A Memoir Dorothy Uhnak This book is for Tony- for all the reasons we both know, which encompass mutual love and understanding; and also because he lives my life as much as.

Policewoman A Memoir Dorothy Uhnak This book is for Tony- for all the reasons we both know, which encompass mutual love and understanding; and also because he lives my life as much a. This book is for Tony-. for all the reasons we both know, which encompass mutual love and understanding; and also because he lives my life as much as I do, and he knows all the things that I had to learn.

Dorothy Uhnak (April 24, 1930 – July 8, 2006; née Goldstein) was an American novelist. Uhnak was born in New York City. She attended City College of New York and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Uhnak worked for 14 years as a detective for the New York City Transit Police Department. After its publication, she left police work and devoted herself to writing full-time

Dorothy Uhnak's no-holds-barred memoir about her life as one of New York's finestThe original policewoman, Dorothy . After surviving an unspeakable crime, a victim identifies a shocking attacker Lynne Jacobi gets the call a few hours before dawn.

Dorothy Uhnak's no-holds-barred memoir about her life as one of New York's finestThe original policewoman, Dorothy Uhnak was the first to write a procedural novel with a female cop as the protagonist. But before she turned her talents to fiction, Uhnak was a detective with the New York Transit Police. ion celebrity Sanderalee Dawson lies on the kitchen floor of her sumptuous Manhattan apartment, hanging on to life by a tenuous thread.

See a Problem? We’d love your help.

Read Policewoman, by Dorothy Uhnak online on Bookmate – Dorothy Uhnak’s no-holds-barred memoir about . As gritty and relentless as Uhnak’s novels, Policewoman is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last, spellbinding page is turned.

Read Policewoman, by Dorothy Uhnak online on Bookmate – Dorothy Uhnak’s no-holds-barred memoir about her life as one of New York’s finestThe original policewoman, Dorothy Uhnak was the first to w. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy Uhnak including rare images from the author’s estate. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Policewoman: A Memoir.

Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780671823290. Release Date:August 1978. Publisher:Pocket Books.

As gritty and relentless as Uhnak’s novels, Policewoman is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last, spellbinding page is turned.

Электронная книга "Policewoman: A Memoir", Dorothy Uhnak. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Policewoman: A Memoir" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Dorothy Uhnak’s no-holds-barred memoir about her life as one of New York’s finest The original policewoman, Dorothy Uhnak was the first to write a procedural novel with a female cop as the protagonist.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Policewoman chronicles her fourteen years on the force, where she was decorated twice for bravery.

Policewoman
  • Nilador
I did not realize until I finished this book that it was published in 1964. It had such a contemporary feel. Very exciting and moving and thought provoking stories from the author's career in the New York city police department in the 50's. The dialogue seemed authentic and draws you into the scene more deeply. Wish she had written a longer book. Will have to check out her novels that were precursors to Sue Grafton's and others' books.
  • Realistic
The language in this memoir seems dated and stilted. It is written by one of the first female transit authority cops in NYC. The stories she shares seem tame by today's standards as she tells us about tearing her stockings while chasing a thief and losing a piece of jewelry. I would have liked some more depth to how she felt without her always looking for her male partner in case she was in danger or was frightened.
  • Kulasius
I've always loved her books. All have been interesting and well written. You can't go wrong with one of her books
  • Fordregelv
I would second the emotions of the first reviewer who gave this work 5 stars. It was one of the opening round of books and movies during the late 60's early 70's that stripped down the mythology of every aspect of American society and replaced it with an authentic voice of those experiencing it as it IS. This book has been out of print for many years-but was re issued in 2013 not long after Ms Uhnak sadly took her own life. While I suppose being a police officer is a little like parenting- that to fully "get" what its like you have to experience it- after reading it I feel sadder and wiser as to the toll on someone's humanity, emotions and health that serving as a police officer would have on anyone- and that many of the commonly held and assumed attitudes of the public re police officers become more problematic when understanding the day to day realities confronted by each officer. Since this book was written in the 50'ss early 60's the sexism and racism of that era is quite blatant and "in your face" compared to todays more hidden and nuances-but no less persistent existence of these twin evils. A page turner-highly recommended to all. I will caution folks that it does not sugar coat anything and examines the most negative aspects of people society and life.
  • adventure time
This is more than a good book.

If you read this book, you will see startling truth. Uhnak wrote this book when she was still serving as a cop. She was a

detective in an elite squad. She published the book, telling true stories about her world. Nobody had done this before.

Chiefs had written their memoirs when they were safely retired. Many were ghost-written. Wambaugh would not be

published until six years after Uhnak's book came out. She broke the new ground. And this book is no puff-piece about

fearless and heroic cops. There is strife among partners and bosses. Politics show. So do communication tragedies. In a

deadly assignment, she writes that her back-up cop was an elederly detective who kept sneezing into his handkerchief and

complaining that the steel dust was bad for his nerves. This same detective would have to try saving Uhnak's life, in

between sneezes. Uhnak did not sound confident about him. She does respect and admire her other

partners. She gains a very real love for them. But life intrudes. The boss of the Policewoman's Bureau snaps at Uhnak and

Uhnak

snaps back. Sparks fly. Heroes disappoint. Jealous partners sneer at Uhnak. This

one is as real as the bite of a handcuff on your wrist.

The startling truth is that this story seems to be what we came to call 'The New Journalism.' Others like Norman

Mailer, Joseph Wambaugh and Truman Capote made 'The New Journalism' famous by giving it a name. But

Uhnak's story came out in 1964, before all the others. She used a novelist's eye for color and shades and

motivations to a piece of hard-edged prose dealing with life and death.

Read her account of the serial rapist who put a gun to her forehead when she was alone on a decoy job. Sense

her terror with her. Feel the cold calculation that also ran into her mind at that second. This is that New Journalism

again. Call it that. Or just call it great writing. You will not want to put this book down.

It may well be that some other writers, like me, read this book in 1964 and saw the possibilities that this style opened

up. Truman Capote wrote to Uhnak and they traded letters back and forth. In my view, Uhank started something. It

became something big. She should get credit for it. Her bravery shows, on the written page and in the filthy

subway stations.

Uhnak writes about officer survival years before police departments did. She passes on valuable tips for any

reader who wants to understand the police. In 1964, few readers did. They wanted the cop fairy-tales to continue,

like those B-movie serials of the 1930's. That same year, in New York City, a college for cops opened, inside the

Police Academy. Most people at that time wondered aloud why cops would ever want to go to college. Or they

wondered why a college would want to learn from real-life cops. This was just before New York and other cities

exploded in increased murders.

Uhnak's book teaches us about all these things. She also talks about emotional survival for cops. Again, this was

decades before police agencies knew that emotional stress was taking away their best officers.

Please read this book. It will astound you. It still amazes me.

------ Frank Hickey, writer of the Max Royster crime novels of Pigtown Books
  • Tisicai
The writing is in the "hardboiled" style, but memoir takes place during the 50's and 60's.
  • Kifer
I have loved reading all of Dorothy Uhnak's books. She writes very well and her stories are authentic since she based most of the plots on her experience as a police officer.