Books by Joseph McBride

The Broken Places by Joseph McBride
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"A very good memoir, and with the right cast, its movie version would be even better."
A memoir that recalls a gifted but troubled youth's first love in the brutal setting of a psychiatric ward. Read full book review >
SEARCHING FOR JOHN FORD by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Skip over the minutiae for a wonderful account of one of Hollywood's greatest artists. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A fine but overlong biography of the brilliant, cantankerous director who fashioned such movie classics as The Grapes of Wrath, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Quiet Man, and The Searchers. Read full book review >
STEVEN SPIELBERG by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Film history at its best: rich in information, often dazzling in perception. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A penetrating, incisive biography of the young but already legendary filmmaker. Read full book review >
FRANK CAPRA by Joseph McBride
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Superb in every way. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Huge, richly researched, absorbing revisionist biography of the filmmaker renowned for standing up for ``the little man''; by the author of studies of Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, John Ford, and others. Read full book review >