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Doherty writes with such wit and verve, bringing the past to life... a very entertaining read.(Publishers Weekly)
Compelling, colorful, insightful, and nearly encyclopedic in detail, this book seems destined to become the definitive scholarly biography of Breen. Highly recommended.(Library Journal)
[An] entertaining and rigorous biography of Breen.(Ada Calhoun New York Times Book Review)
A fascinating read for anyone interested in American film history.(Carol O'Sullivan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
[An] authoritative, entertaining, unexpectedly unnerving biography.(Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times)
[A] brilliant and absorbing new book.(Gerald Peary The Phoenix)
Hollywood's Censor is a stinging portrait of a cultural strongman who made it his business to baby his fellow citizens.(Dennis Drabelle Washington Post)
Written with controlled exuberance, and much wit.(Scott Eyman Palm Beach Post)
A pleasure to read.(Rob Hardy Commercial Dispatch)
An exemplary biography... Highly recommended.(CHOICE)
This book is not entirely bad, by any means. When the author is awake and sentient, he provides a nice narrative of Hollywood pop-history. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by margot
Doherty is a great writer and this book is a must-read book if you are interested in the Pre-Code era of Hollywood films.Published on March 2, 2010 by Sandra Handsher