Evan Hunter The Blackboard Jungle

ISBN 13: 9780837604046

The Blackboard Jungle

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9780837604046: The Blackboard Jungle

Rick Dadier encounters insolence and violence as a new teacher at a New York City vocational school

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About the Author:

Evan Hunter (1926-2005) was perhaps best known for his hugely successful 87th Precinct series, penned under the pseudonym Ed McBain. A recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Grand Master Award, he was also the first American to receive the Diamond Dagger, the British Crime Writers Association's highest award. Hunter wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Evan Hunter's novels have sold over one hundred million copies.

James Patrick Cronin is a classically trained stage actor with an MFA from the University of Louisville and a degree in philosophy from East Tennessee State University. He has performed everything from the classics to original material to comedy sketches in Ireland, Scotland, Serbia, Israel, and throughout the United States. An Earphones Award recipient, he has also recorded over one hundred audiobooks across an extensive range of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, young adult, and nonfiction.

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“Shocking . . . Arresting . . . Suspense-packed . . . [The Blackboard Jungle] seems to have been torn raw and bleeding out of [Hunter’s] personal experience. . . . It frays the nerves like a scream for help in a dark alley. Like The Jungle and The Grapes of Wrath, this is a book which shouts that SOMETHING OUGHT TO BE DONE.” —The New York Times Book Review
 
“A nightmarish but authentic first novel.” —Time
 
“A raw, frightening commentary on a system for which there are no easy correctives . . . A highly dramatic if devastating demonstration of the unequal job of education.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
Praise for Evan Hunter
“Under whichever name he writes, Hunter/McBain delivers the goods.” —People
 
“He is a flat-out master of his trade.” —Larry King, USA Today
 

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