PositiveThe New York Times Book Review...[an] incisive, muckraking exposé of the \'police industrial complex\' ... Stroud [is]...an investigative journalist with an eye for detail ... The lesson of \'Thin Blue Lie,\' however, is that looking to technology to solve the problems of policing is usually a hollow hope.
PositiveThe Los Angeles Review of BooksWeiss gives suffrage advocates like Catt and White their due but, like cinema villains, Pearson and the antisuffragists (\'Antis\') have the more dynamic and interesting roles in the story ... Weiss appropriately treats the women Antis with respect and nuance, trying to uncover their sincere and genuine views. She nonetheless demonstrates how the political activism of these women disproved so many of the assumptions upon which their opposition to suffrage equality was built. Women could lobby, organize, and play political hardball with the best of them ... Weiss, with her keen eye focused on the story’s villains, perhaps gives less attention to the variety of interests that came together to advance votes for women. Her portraits of suffrage advocates, both famous and little known, however, are detailed and balanced.