Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos

Hard Revolution (original 2004; edition 2005)

by George Pelecanos

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
575617,226 (3.7)8
Title:Hard Revolution
Authors:George Pelecanos
Info:Phoenix (2005), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library

Work details

Hard Revolution: A Novel by George P. Pelecanos (2004)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 8 mentions

Dutch (3)  English (2)  Swedish (1)  All (6)
Showing 2 of 2
Very enjoyable book. Main character is Derek Stange a Black Policeman in Washington DC book is set in 1968, during the run up to Martin Luther Kings assassination.
Very easy to read book. I imagine this book captures this period in time very well. Worth reading. I will look out for more of Pelecanos books. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Nov 25, 2012 |
Part of a series featuring Derek Strange. This is not the first one written but it is the first chronologically. It features kids & young adults in Washington DC in the 60's; the main part takes place in the days leading up to the assassination of MLK Jr., and the immediate aftermath. It is well-written with lots of period color, particularly the music (although I wondered if he would have mentioned Solomon Burke if Burke hadn't re-emerged.) There are ugly Black criminals & ugly White ones, and heroes & ordinary people. He gives little credence to th honest revolutionary sentiment that some people would have felt at the time.
  franoscar | Jan 2, 2008 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446611433, Mass Market Paperback)

In this epic showdown from "one of the best crime novelists alive" (Dennis Lehane), police rookie Derek Strange tries to help his brother, a Vietnam vet with a disability pension and a drug problem. But Washington, D.C., like the rest of the country, soon reels from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:32 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

A rookie policeman in Washington, D. C. is surrounded by crimes that will make him the man he is eventually going to be.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 6 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
19 avail.
13 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.7)
1 1
2 4
2.5 4
3 35
3.5 12
4 41
4.5 5
5 19

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,455,565 books! | Top bar: Always visible