Search - List of Books by Irving Shulman

Irving Shulman (May 21, 1913 - March 23, 1995) was an American author and screenwriter whose works were adapted into movies. His books included The Amboy Dukes, Cry Tough and The Square Trap, all of which were adapted into movies. He wrote the screen adaptation of the James Dean movie Rebel Without a Cause, and the novelization for the film West Side Story.

The Amboy Dukes, published in 1947, was about the grim and sometimes short lives of teenage Jewish street criminals in Brooklyn during World War II. It sold five million copies and led to his being hired as a screenwriter by Warner Bros.. Two subsequent novels, Cry Tough! and The Power Brokers, followed the equally grim experiences of the some of the characters who survived The Amboy Dukes, but with somewhat less emphasis on their Jewishness. In The Amboy Dukes two members of the gang accidentally shoot and kill one of their teachers -- a third member of the Dukes kills one of them before the story is over. In Cry Tough, another member of the Dukes, Mitchell Wolf, returns from prison and after trying to "go straight" becomes a member of an organized crime family. In The Power Brokers, Wolf and two other alumnae of the Dukes are sent to Nevada to run one of the crime family's casinos in Las Vegas. Shulman's message in all three books is that crime does not pay.

In the 1960s, Shulman wrote biographies of Jean Harlow and Rudolph Valentino.

Shulman died of Alzheimer's disease in 1995.

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Total Books: 45
The Square Trap
2000 - The Square Trap (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780595144044
ISBN-10: 0595144047
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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College Confidential
2000 - College Confidential (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595143962
ISBN-10: 0595143962
Genre: Romance
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The Devil's Knee
2000 - The Devil's Knee (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780595141463
ISBN-10: 0595141463
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Harlow An Intimate Biography
2000 - Harlow an Intimate Biography [Lively Arts] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595143825
ISBN-10: 0595143822
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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The Short End of the Stick and Other Stories
2000 - The Short End of the Stick and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595009954
ISBN-10: 0595009956
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Jackie The Exploitation of a First Lady
2000 - Jackie the Exploitation of a First Lady (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595091348
ISBN-10: 0595091342
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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West Side Story
1999 - West Side Story (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780808514664
ISBN-10: 0808514660
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Drugs And Crime
1997 - Drugs and Crime (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780805477603
ISBN-10: 0805477608
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JEAN HARLOW AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY
1992 - Jean Harlow an Intimate Biography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747409885
ISBN-10: 0747409889
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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West Side Story
1990 - West Side Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671725662
ISBN-10: 0671725661
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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The Big Brokers
1986 - The Big Brokers [Critic's Choice Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781555471026
ISBN-10: 1555471021
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Valentino
1977 - Valentino (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671813949
ISBN-10: 0671813943
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Devils Knee
1974 - Devils Knee (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671786083
ISBN-10: 0671786083
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Jackie The Exploitation of a First Lady
1970 - Jackie the Exploitation of a First Lady (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671270520
ISBN-10: 0671270524
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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The Flesh Is Real
1955 - The Flesh Is Real (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781245001458
ISBN-10: 1245001450
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Valentino
Valentino (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780090901203
ISBN-10: 0090901207
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Square Trap [Chicano Heritage Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Good Deeds Must be Punished
Good Deeds Must Be Punished (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780445010291
ISBN-10: 0445010290
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Cry Tough
Cry Tough (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595144853
ISBN-10: 0595144853
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Amboy Dukes
Amboy Dukes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671774134
ISBN-10: 0671774131
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Saturn's Child
Saturn's Child (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780841504233
ISBN-10: 0841504237
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The Amboy Dukes
The Amboy Dukes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780931773563
ISBN-10: 0931773563
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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West Side Story Novelizacion De La Comedia Musical [Biblioteca Contemporanea - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover