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Jeff Guinn is a former journalist, who has won national, regional and state awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, and literary criticism. Guinn is also the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including, but not limited to: Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde (which was a finalist for an Edgar Award in 2010); The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral - and How It Changed the West; Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson; and The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. Jeff Guinn is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. He appears as an expert guest in documentaries and on television programs on a variety of topics.Guinn lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
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War on the Border
Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion
Jeff Guinn - 2021-05-18
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Explore the dramatic conflict between Pancho Villa and General John J. Pershing in War on the Border by Jeff Guinn. This thrilling account of Villa's bloody raid on a small US border town and the subsequent "Punitive Expedition" launched by Pershing and his motley crew of troops, National Guards, and Texas Rangers shines a light on the early days of modern warfare. Experience the last fight by the legendary African-American "Buffalo Soldiers," the first use of automobiles and trucks in warfare, and the use of Curtiss Jenny airplanes for reconnaissance. Guinn masterfully chronicles the impact of this conflict that still reverberates in the Southwestern US today.
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The Vagabonds
The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
Jeff Guinn - 2019-07-09
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Discover the story of Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and tire maker Harvey Firestone in The Vagabonds. Their annual summer road trips introduced the road trip to American culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life. Although they traveled with an entourage of chefs and butlers, their purpose was serious - to examine the conditions of America's roadways and improve the practicality of automobile travel. The Vagabonds is a fascinating slice of American history that sheds light on the important relationship between the older Edison and the younger Ford, and the profound impact they had on the American landscape, economy, and way of life.
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The Road to Jonestown
Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Jeff Guinn - 2017-04-11
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Explore the life of Jim Jones, a young Indianapolis minister who combined the gospel with Marxism and led a racially diverse congregation. However, his life wasn't as it seemed. In The Road to Jonestown, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Guinn delves into the dark secrets of Jones's life, including extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing. The book examines the events leading up to the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, in which over nine hundred people died after being coerced into drinking a cyanide-laced drink. With stunning new details and fresh insights from Jonestown survivors, this is a haunting portrait of evil and a tragic memorial to the victims.
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Silver City
A Novel of the American West (A Cash McLendon Novel)
Jeff Guinn - 2017-01-24
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A nail-biting Western showdown is in store in this New York Times-bestselling follow-up to Buffalo Trail. Protagonist Cash McLendon travels to Arizona Territory to win back his love, only to have her kidnapped by enforcer Killer Boots, working on orders from a crooked businessman. Cash sets out to rescue Gabrielle with the help of friends and hopes to make a trade before it's too late.
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Buffalo Trail
A Novel of the American West (A Cash McLendon Novel)
Jeff Guinn - 2015-10-06
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Buffalo Trail is a thrilling Western novel that transports readers to frontier times. Follow Cash McLendon as he flees from danger and joins a group of buffalo hunters in forbidden Indian Territory. Alongside legends like Bat Masterson, Cash helps establish a camp and faces a massive attack from Comanche, Cheyenne, and Kiowa warriors. This epic battle will go down in frontier history as one of the deadliest. Cash must fight for his life and take a stand against the ruthless warriors.
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Jeff Guinn - 2014-05-06
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Embark on a journey to the Wild West with this sweeping novel set in the Arizona Territory in 1872. Follow the story of Cash McLendon, a man with an instinct for self-preservation, as he attempts to reconcile with his past and build a new life in the mining town of Glorious. But with tragedy striking, McLendon finds himself on the run from an ominous enforcer, and must confront the mistakes of his past. The perfect read for those seeking a compelling tale of love and survival on the edge of the American frontier.
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The Life and Times of Charles Manson
Jeff Guinn - 2013-08-06
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Discover the shocking and horrific story of how Charles Manson, an ordinary juvenile delinquent, became one of the most notorious murderers in history. Based on new interviews with previously undiscovered relatives and filled with revelations and unpublished photographs, this authoritative account by author Jeff Guinn puts Manson's crimes into the context of his times, explaining how he convinced his followers to commit heinous murders on successive nights. With stunning revelations, including family photographs never before published, this is a must-read for anyone interested in true crime stories.
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The Last Gunfight
The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West
Jeff Guinn - 2011-05-17
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Discover the true story behind the most famous gunfight in American history in this New York Times bestseller. Jeff Guinn's myth-busting account reveals who the real Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys were and what the shootout at the O.K. Corral was really all about. Using new material from private collections and archival research, Guinn paints a far more fascinating and colorful picture of the Old West and the events that shaped it.
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Go Down Together
The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Jeff Guinn - 2009-03-10
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"Go Down Together" offers a fresh take on the story of Bonnie and Clyde, debunking the glamorous mythology often associated with their criminal legacy. Through extensive research and newly discovered material, bestselling author Jeff Guinn delivers a fascinating and thrilling tale of two young lovers from a Dallas slum who willingly traded their lives for fame and excitement. The Barrow Gang's bumbling two-year crime spree, marked by small heists and constant run-ins with the law, was nevertheless fueled by genuine love and devotion. Guinn's cinematic storytelling and unprecedented insight, aided by never-before-published material, brings to life the true, untold story of America's most notorious criminal couple.
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The Christmas Chronicles
Jeff Guinn - 2008-09-11
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Experience the magic of Christmas with Jeff Guinn’s captivating trilogy, The Christmas Chronicles. This elegant edition includes The Autobiography of Santa Claus, a beloved classic that combines historical fact and legend to tell the definitive story of Santa Claus. In How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, the first lady of Christmas herself shares the story of how she and a brave group saved the holiday from being lost forever. Finally, The Great Santa Search takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America and lands them in 2006, where a reality TV show threatens to destroy the spirit of the season. Get ready to believe in the magic of Christmas all over again.
Santa's North Pole Cookbook by Jeff Guinn
The Great Santa Search by Jeff Guinn
How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn
The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn
Noah’s Ride by Elmer Kelton, et al.
The Sixteenth Minute by Jeff Guinn, Douglas Perry, Douglas Perry
Our Land Before We Die by Jeff Guinn
When Panthers Roared by Jeff Guinn, Bobby Bragan
Something in the Blood by Jeff Guinn
Dallas Cowboys by Jeff Guinn
Sometimes a Fantasy by Jeff Guinn
You Can't Hit the Ball With the Bat on Your Shoulder by Bobby Bragan, Jeff Guinn
Baja Oklahoma by Dan Jenkins