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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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The Road to Jonestown
Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Jeff Guinn - Apr 10, 2018
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2018 Edgar Award Finalist—Best Fact Crime “A thoroughly readable, thoroughly chilling account of a brilliant con man and his all-too vulnerable prey” (The Boston Globe)—the definitive story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, the largest murder-suicide in American history, by the New York Times bestselling author ...
Go Down Together
The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Jeff Guinn - Mar 09, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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Forget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker—previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of America's most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different—and far more ...
The Life and Times of Charles Manson
Jeff Guinn - Aug 06, 2013
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Based on new interviews with previously undiscovered relatives and filled with revelations and unpublished photographs, this is the most authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson. The most authoritative account ever written of how an ordinary juvenile delinquent named Charles Manson became the notorious murderer whose crimes still shock a...
The Christmas Chronicles
Jeff Guinn - Sep 11, 2008
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All three of Jeff Guinn’s beloved Christmas Chronicles novels in one elegant edition. The Autobiography of Santa Claus “A book that deserves classic status.” —The Dallas Morning News This enchanting classic combines solid historical fact with glorious legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. For anyone who has ever wondered . . . you’...
War on the Border
Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion
Jeff Guinn - May 18, 2021
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A dramatic account of the “Punitive Expedition” of 1916 that brought Pancho Villa and Gen. John J. Pershing into conflict, and whose reverberations continue in the Southwestern US to this day.Jeff Guinn, chronicler of the Southwestern US and of American undesirables (Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Manson, Jim Jones) tells the riveting story of Pancho Vi...
Our Land Before We Die
Jeff Guinn - Jan 13, 2005 (first published in 2002)
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In Our Land Before We Die, Jeff Guinn traces the little-known history of the runaway slaves who fled to the Florida Everglades to live alongside the Seminole Indians. Deeply rooted in tribal oral history, and based on extensive interviews with descendants, this book describes the incredible circumstances of a people who sought shelter in the shadow...
Dallas Cowboys
The Authorized Pictorial History by Jeff Guinn (1996-09-25)
Jan 01, 1835
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The only authorized chronicle of the entire thirty-five year success story of America's team. Includes 270 action and off-the-field color photographs....
Baja Oklahoma
Dan Jenkins - Mar 01, 2010
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Dan Jenkins' second best-known novel, Baja Oklahoma, features protagonist Juanita Hutchins, who can cuss and politically commentate with the best of Jenkins' male protagonists. Still convincingly female, though in no way dumb and girly, fortyish Juanita serves drinks to the colorful crew patronizing Herb's Cafe in South Fort Worth, worries herself ...
When Panthers Roared
The Fort Worth Cats and Minor League Baseball
Jeff Guinn, Bobby Bragan - Sep 01, 1999
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From 1889 to 1964, the Fort Worth Panthers—unofficially nicknamed and always known as the Cats—represented the essence of baseball in America. In their early seasons they reflected the outraged pride of the South and West in a bitter rivalry with the northeastern baseball powers, a regional disaffection whose roots stretched back to the Civil War. ...
Sometimes a Fantasy
Midlife Misadventures with Baseball Heroes
Jeff Guinn - Jan 16, 1997 (first published in 1994)
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Playing with the star players of the 1969 Chicago Cubs? To some it's only a dream, but this fascinating saga will make those dreams a vivid reality as Guinn reports his and others' experiences....
The Last Gunfight
The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral-And How It Changed the American West
Jeff Guinn - May 15, 2012
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A New York Times bestseller, Jeff Guinn's definitive, myth-busting account of the most famous gunfight in American history reveals who Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clantons and McLaurys really were and what the shootout was all about.On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, in a vacant lot in Tombstone, Arizona, a confrontation between eight arme...
Buffalo Trail by Jeff Guinn
You Can't Hit the Ball With the Bat on Your Shoulder by Bobby Bragan, Jeff Guinn
The Vagabonds by Jeff Guinn
The Great Santa Search by Jeff Guinn
How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn
The Sixteenth Minute by Jeff Guinn, Douglas Perry, Douglas Perry
Silver City by Jeff Guinn
The Autobiography of Santa Claus by 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.