Books by Roy Hoopes

Released: May 1, 2001

"Still, Hoopes (When the Stars Went to War, 1995, etc.) provides a rich, incisive portrait of a specific time and a singular event that quite overshadow the uninteresting mystery."
In the wake of the 1973 Watergate scandal, Washington buzzes with speculation on the fate of Richard Nixon. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"A disappointing failure to explore a rich topic."
Nostalgia reigns in this account of how the film industry responded to WW II. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1986

"Very minor work by a minor master, then, more for Cain scholars than general readers—with solid introductory materials by Cain biographer Roy Hoopes."
Dedicated to revealing and preserving the human side of one of the preeminent tough guy writers of the 1930's, this volume brings together humorous short stories, satiric playlets, but only one work of distinctive (if very modest) quality: the comic novella Career in C Major, which originally appeared in hard-cover in 1943, then in a 1944 collection (Three of a Kind)—but was first sold to the movies. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 15, 1981

"A few early gems of raw, ugly Cain, then, in a generally undistinguished retrospective."
Collected here are the dialogues which, first published in Mencken's American Mercury, brought young Cain—then an editorial writer for Walter Lippmann at the New York World—his first taste of literary acclaim in the late Twenties. Read full book review >