Death of a Dream

Death of a Dream

by Paul LaRosa, Erin Moriarty

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ISBN-13: 9781416592297
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 03/25/2008
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 515,574
File size: 843 KB

About the Author

Paul Larosa is an Emmy Award-winning producer for the CBS newsmagazine 48 Hours. He won a Primetime Emmy for the acclaimed CBS documentary 9/11, and has also won a Peabody Award, a Christopher Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award. For sixteen years he was reporter for the New York Daily News, where he was the co-winner with Anna Quindlen of the Meyer Berger Award given by Columbia University's School of Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their two children.

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Death of a Dream 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
brittany2695 More than 1 year ago
Out of all the true crime novels I have read, this one is by far my favorite. I liked how it not only described the crime scene and court hearing well, but also described Catherine's life; so well that the reader felt themselves mourning her death along with her family and friends. Catherine's murder was untimely and inhumane, and such a beautiful, spirited, and strong woman should not have died that way. I could relate to Catherine, for I am also a dancer with hopes of making it to the Broadway stage. She was a dreamer who never gave up, and her story was excellently told in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a fast read. It was excellent!! I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Murder and Mystery. Catherine was an extraordinary women who didn't deserve what happened to her. Kudos to these two writers!!
Crazy_Cat_Lady More than 1 year ago
This book is absorbing in many ways. It portrays a woman who was resigned to stripping sympathetically, and as a strong character in her own right. Her passion for dance is the focus, not her means of paying rent. There are no stereotypes allowed...we are made to confront our own, as we experience the case through the assumptions of the racist and classist criminal justice system. The main point I got was how incompetent this system was, all the way through the case. This book will horrify and terrify you, if you have the imagination to know we could all end up in the wrong place, at the wrong time...
thunderwoman32 More than 1 year ago
Such a tragedy! Very well researched and written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, Bn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the sad story of a beautiful, young dancer cut down before her life had truly begun. It keeps your attention all the way through and is hard to put down. I would definitely not have wanted to be a juror in this case. But I do believe the correct person was convicted and hope that poor Catherine can now rest in peace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I vaggly remember watching this case on 48 Hours Mystery. I enjoyed reading the story in this book. Although, I could only give three stars, because I don't like the format that it's presented in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
captivating book. had great detail and was very riveting. loved it
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