Search Results: "Jeff Guinn"


BOOK REVIEW

MANSON by Jeff Guinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A compulsively readable account of a murderer who continues to fascinate."
Guinn (The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral—and How It Changed the American West, 2011, etc.) paints a striking, full-length portrait of one of American history's most notorious sociopaths. Read full book review >

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GLORIOUS by Jeff Guinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"This first of a trilogy is more L'Amour entertainment than Lonesome Dove epic, but it's good fun nonetheless."
The Wild West comes alive in this novel of prospectors, desolate cavalry posts, rotgut saloons and Apache raiders. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO JONESTOWN by Jeff Guinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"A vivid, fascinating revisitation of a time and series of episodes fast receding into history even as their forgotten survivors still walk among us."
"Kool-Aid rather than equality is what the rest of the world remembers"—a searing account of what has since become a byword for religious cultism. Read full book review >

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BUFFALO TRAIL by Jeff Guinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Few Westerns reach the level of Lonesome Dove, but Guinn's latest is a better, more rambunctious tale than the trilogy's opener."
Continuing his trilogy about one-time St. Louis street kid Cash McLendon, Guinn (Glorious, 2014, etc.) rides onto the Great Plains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"Just the facts—and still a great story."
An absorbing, meticulous account of the famous O.K. Corral gunfight as it really happened. Read full book review >

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Released: March 3, 2005

"Skip this one, unless you want to read Irene Cara's musings on inner peace or Susan McDougal's version of Whitewater."
What happens after your 15 minutes of fame? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"Detailed if middling tale of white trash taken out none too soon—but, as Barrow's tombstone says, 'Gone but not forgotten.'"
An exercise in historical revisionism revealing, among other things, that Bonnie Parker didn't like cigars. Read full book review >

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JEFF GUINN
by Gregory McNamee

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We hear the admonition all the time, are constantly treated to the spectacle of one political pundit—or would-be pundit, anyway—accusing another of downing the fruity beverage as shorthand for uncritically following some party line or another.

But where does the expression come from? Those who were around a little shy of 40 years ago should ...


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THE SCRIBE by Matthew Guinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"Imagine a sequel to Birth of a Nation as conceived, written, and directed by David Lynch. Too much of a stretch? Wait till you see who—or what—is behind the mayhem."
Graphic gothic horror and 19th-century American caste politics meld with unsettling force in this (often literally) scorching whodunit. Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1) by Jeff Giles

Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Paranormal Boy Meets Girl
Bonus Factor: Bounty Hunter From Hell
Factor: Series Starter
Anti-Bonus Factor: Instalove
Relationship Status: I’ll Be Back


Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher

Is that snow on fire? Something tells me this ...


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IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Cover Story: After School Special
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Heartbreak and Hope
Bonus Factors: Therapy, Kickass Gram, Diversity
Anti-Bonus Factors: Violent Death, Awful Parents
Relationship Status: Here For You

Cover Story: After School Special

This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly ...


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LOOK! by Jeff Mack
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Look, indeed! An energetic invitation to the joys of books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Even an ape knows books can be better than TV. Read full book review >