Search Results: "Joe McGinniss"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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CAROUSEL COURT by Joe McGinniss Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"McGinniss covers familiar territory in the marketplace and marriage but injects it with an urgency, a sense of constant, inescapable threat that all adds up to a taut page-turner."
A young couple's plan to flip a house in Southern California goes awry and old wounds in their marriage reopen in this dark novel of unrelenting tension. 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 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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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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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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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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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 DELIVERY MAN by Joe McGinniss Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"With no likable characters, its difficult to know who to root for, which makes the stream of parties, car rides and hotel rooms seem nearly endless."
A bleak portrait of a group of young Las Vegas natives—the author's debut. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS COAL MAN by Joe Kulka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"It's hard to dig up a new angle on Santa's cast of helpers, but the Coal Man is a nugget of originality. (Picture book. 4-7) "
A new helper for Santa is introduced as an elderly, elfin man who provides the lumps of coal for the stockings of naughty boys and girls. Read full book review >