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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.
23 books on the list
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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.
"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.
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.
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.
Meet Juanita Hutchins, a 40-something female protagonist who serves drinks and dreams of becoming a singer-songwriter in the real country tradition. In Dan Jenkins' Baja Oklahoma, Juanita navigates family troubles, a hypochondriac mother, and a boyfriend who may or may not get lucky as she pens lyrics reflective of her hard-won wisdom. Will she make it in the music industry and find happiness amidst the chaos of South Fort Worth's Herb's Cafe patrons? Explore this funny and endearing novel to find out.
Discover the little-known history of runaway slaves who fled to the Florida Everglades to live alongside the Seminole Indians in Our Land Before We Die. Jeff Guinn's book is deeply rooted in tribal oral history and extensive interviews with descendants. Follow their tireless journey as they sought shelter and one day hoped to attain land of their own. This is a story of a courageous people whose legacy lives on in this captivating history.
This book documents the entire 35-year success story of America's team, the Dallas Cowboys. With 270 vibrant color photographs both on and off the field, this authorized chronicle encompasses the rich history of one of the most iconic sports franchises in the world.
Discover the story of the Fort Worth Panthers, an iconic minor league baseball team that left a lasting impact on the sport. From their bitter rivalry with northeast baseball teams to their six-year Texas League title winning streak, this team set professional sports records that still stand today. Through interviews with baseball legends such as Hank Aaron and Maury Wills, When Panthers Roared captures the excitement and pride that the Cats brought to Texas and the Southwest. Lavishly illustrated, this book is a must-read for any baseball fan looking to explore the rich history of America's pastime.
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.
Immerse yourself in the world of the Chicago Cubs in 1969 with this fascinating saga. Join author Jeff Guinn as he recounts his and others' experiences playing with the star players of the team. Get ready to make your dreams of playing with the Cubs a vivid reality.
Buffalo Trail by Jeff Guinn
The Vagabonds by Jeff Guinn
The Great Santa Search by Jeff Guinn
How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn
Silver City by Jeff Guinn
The Sixteenth Minute by Jeff Guinn, Douglas Perry, Douglas Perry
The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn
You Can't Hit the Ball With the Bat on Your Shoulder by Bobby Bragan, Jeff Guinn
Something in the Blood by Jeff Guinn
Glorious by Jeff Guinn
Santa's North Pole Cookbook by Jeff Guinn
Noah’s Ride by Elmer Kelton, et al.