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Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police Unit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    It has been a long while since I have been able to read an entir

    It has been a long while since I have been able to read an entire book while staying at least relatively interested. Bomb Squad by Richard Esposito and Ted Gerstein was a great read but it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. I was expecting to read a year within the NYPD Bomb squad but it was much more than that, maybe half of the book was the about the year inside the bomb squad and the other half was history, stories, and info about bombs. This book starts out with the bomb squad in Time square on December 31st, 2003 but as I found out it isn’t a straight line from there. The chapters jump around a lot to where you will be reading about the NYPD Bomb squad and then the next chapter is about bombs and what they are. The major message of this book is that Bomb squads everywhere, not only in new York, are here to protect and serve without fear and that this form of special law enforcement are always progressing to keep up with the ever-changing terrorism and terror devices. What I specifically enjoyed about this book was that the book is completely how bomb squads prevent and approach bombs; there is no specific plot or story that focuses on a specific act of heroism. This means that this book would be great for anyone interested in pursuing a career in this form of law enforcement or just any one interested in the topic of bomb squads. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was how much it jumped around; I did enjoy the chapters that strayed away from the Year inside the bomb squad but it did make it a little confusing. The writing style was different from chapter to chapter which should be expected since the book was written by two authors, it wasn’t a major difference in writing style but from what I read some chapters were a little more dole and used less imagery than others. Over all I give this book an 8/10 because it was a very interesting book but it did get marked down for the chapter jumping and the writing style. I would recommend this book to any one interested in going into the police force or anyone who is interested in bombs/terrorism.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    A bomb book  T his book was a book that i could actually keep m

    A bomb book 

    T his book was a book that i could actually keep my eyes to.Most of the time when i read a book i am completely zoned out by the 3rd page. Not with this book because it wasn't something I would have expected, Richard and Ted (the authors) got access to follow around the NYPD for an entire year which is something that I think is awesome. This book overall made me feel like i could be whatever I wwanted to be in my life because of some of the stories these men told them. I would highly recommend this book. 
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    Posted November 19, 2011

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