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The Resource Loose units, Paul F. Verhoeven

Loose units, Paul F. Verhoeven

Label
Loose units
Title
Loose units
Statement of responsibility
Paul F. Verhoeven
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Verhoeven's father, John, is a cop. Well, an ex-cop. Long since retired, John spent years embroiled in some of the seediest, scariest intrigue and escapades imaginable. Paul, however, is something of an artsy, sensitive soul who can't understand why he doesn't have the same heroism and courage as his dad. One day, John offers Paul the chance of a lifetime: he'll spill his guts, on tape, for the first time ever, and try to get to the bottom of this difference between them. What unfolds is a goldmine of true-crime stories, showing John's dramatic (and sometimes dodgy) experience of policing in Sydney in the 1980s. The crims, the car chases, the frequent brushes with death and violence, and the grey zone between what's ethical and what's effective: finally Paul gets real insight into what's formed his father's character. Thrilling, fascinating and often laugh-out-loud funny, Loose Units is a high-octane adventure in policing, integrity and learning what your father is really all about
Summary
Paul Verhoeven's father, John, is a cop. Well, an ex-cop. Long since retired, John spent years embroiled in some of the seediest, scariest intrigue and escapades imaginable. Paul, however, is something of an artsy, sensitive soul who can't understand why he doesn't have the same heroism and courage as his dad. One day, John offers Paul the chance of a lifetime - he'll spill his guts, on tape, for the first time ever, and try to get to the bottom of this difference between them. What unfolds is a goldmine of true-crime stories, showing John's dramatic (and sometimes dodgy) experience of policing in Sydney in the 1980s. The crims, the car chases, the frequent brushes with death and violence, and the grey zone between what's ethical and what's effective- finally Paul gets real insight into what's formed his father's character. Thrilling, fascinating and often laugh-out-loud funny, Loose Units is a high-octane adventure in policing, integrity and learning what your father is really all about.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10679920
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verhoeven, Paul F
Dewey number
363.2092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Verhoeven, John
  • Fathers and sons
  • Police
  • Police
Target audience
adult
Label
Loose units, Paul F. Verhoeven
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062140280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780143783169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1030992733
Label
Loose units, Paul F. Verhoeven
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062140280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780143783169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1030992733

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