Search Results: "Joe McGinniss"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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