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Cops: Their Lives in Their Own Words
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: True Crime
Price: $.01
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Based on interviews with more than one hundred police officers, a cross-section representing male and female officers, small town and big city cops, blacks and whites, patrolmen and anti-terrorist specialists, the author reveals the worlds of the police.

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  • Mm_us_max30
    Max_Deployment, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 06:08:53 UTC.
    1st review

    If you've never read a non-fiction book about police before, this is the place to start. I read Baker's "Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There" and loved it. And "Cops" didn't disappoint either. I first read it a number of years ago and have recommended it highly ever since. It's a fantastic book, much more comprehensive than Connie Fletcher's "competing" (but still good) book, "What Cops Know." As you might expect, the stories run the gamut from heartbreakingly sad to laugh-out-loud hilarious.

    Every serious student of law enforcement should read this book. And so should everyone else. (I think I'm up to three full readings.)

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    kt25232, Sat, 15 Nov 2008 02:11:23 UTC.

    Very interesting reading!

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    HEMY348, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 06:08:17 UTC.

    Great book

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    Retleo, Tue, 03 Mar 2009 06:49:56 UTC.

    A light overview of Police work through the eyes of the LEOs that do it every day. Based upon interviews conducted by the author. A decent read but not a real cerebral volume!

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    littlesimo31, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:39:16 UTC.

    Dated, but excellent book.

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    SchwettyBalls, Wed, 27 May 2009 16:36:43 UTC.

    Pretyy Good. Read it a couple of times

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    cmr1973, Sun, 07 Jun 2009 00:22:29 UTC.

    being an officers wife it was hard to read some of this but i did anyway....

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    Anonymous, Wed, 20 Oct 2010 02:37:14 UTC.

    Very interesting

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    corylovesandrea, Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:13:42 UTC.

    Have this book in my library and have read it through twice. Good writing and very accurately portrays the life of a cop, especially since it has many personal accounts of officers.

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    lanier38345, Sun, 04 Mar 2012 13:40:48 UTC.

    I would read this book and see what they go through on a daily bases.

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