Search Results: "Joe McGinniss"


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THE ROGUE by Joe McGinniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Absolutely no dirt goes unstirred."
A bestselling author returns from "Palinland" with colorful stories, none flattering, about its most famous resident. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO by Joe McGinniss
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Up to the last 40 pages, an entertaining and often moving read."
This venture into the murky waters of Italian soccer begins as a radical departure for the best-selling journalist McGinnis (The Last Brother, not reviewed, etc.), known more for his true crime volumes than his sports reporting. Read full book review >

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GOING TO EXTREMES by Joe McGinniss
Released: Sept. 22, 1980

"Engrossing reading and an addition to the basic Alaska shelf."
Alaska: where the whites live out their dreams or go bonkers, and the Natives sport attachÉ cases or swig straight from the bottle. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM TEAM by Joe McGinniss
Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"Easily entertaining and those horse race sequences really hug the rail."
Mr. McGinniss, he of the best-Selling of the President, has written about another nameless writer who, along with a casually annexed young girl, Jennifer, and a friend, Blaine, has been playing the horses for 25 years with a System and a blind assumption that he can win. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BROTHER by Joe McGinniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Caveat emptor."
Can one sympathize with a rich, powerful, boozing, aging roue of a US senator? Read full book review >

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CRUEL DOUBT by Joe McGinniss
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"Exciting reading that edges out Bledsoe's account and, no doubt, will hit the charts and find a home there."
Reporting on the same crime as Jerry Bledsoe in Blood Games (see above), McGinniss (Blind Faith, 1988; Fatal Vision, 1983, etc.) again shows why he heads the ranks of true-crime authors—delivering a page-burner of shifting suspicions, macabre ironies, and reversals of field too extreme for fiction. Read full book review >

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BLIND FAITH by Joe McGinniss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1988

"A lively true-crimer, then, with a touch of moral fire—and another likely hit for McGinniss."
A con brio account of a real-life Double Indemnity murder: a philandering, debtdriven insurance man has his beautiful wife executed for the promise of a cool million and a half in insurance money. Read full book review >

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FATAL VISION by Joe McGinniss
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 1983

"But, if not in a league (by a long shot) with such crime-reconstructions as In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song, this is a rigorous, journalistic approach to strange, engrossing material—and grimly rewarding for the patient, observant reader."
At 4 A.M. one morning in 1970, at Fort Bragg, No. Read full book review >

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THE SELLING OF THE PRESIDENT by Joe McGinniss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1969

"Part published in the August Harper's."
This is the beginning of a whole new concept. . . . Read full book review >

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JOE by Ron Padgett
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Written with profound admiration and affection, but the author should have hit Delete more frequently. (38 b&w and color photos and illustrations)"
A fond chronicle of the nearly 40-year friendship between poet Padgett (Great Balls of Fire, not reviewed) and artist Brainard, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1994. Read full book review >

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JOE by Larry Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"It's lean, mean, and original."
With this, his fourth book in as many years, Brown delivers on the huge promise of his first, the tough-as-nails collection of stories, Facing the Music. Read full book review >

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JOE JOE by Mary Serfozo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

``Bang''; ``bong''; ``hop''; ``stop'': each word appears twice, in large type and also creatively integrated into a sequence of illustrations depicting a small boy exploring his yard and neighborhood, making noise by dragging a stick along a picket fence and by banging on garbage pails, then considering a stop sign, splashing and squishing through puddles, and finally bringing his muddy footprints home—where Mom greets his dawning awareness of the tracks he's just made with rueful indulgence. Read full book review >