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American Tabloid

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American Tabloid

Underworld U.S.A. Series, Book 1
CHOSEN BY TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR"ONE HELLISHLY EXCITING RIDE."--Detroit Free PressThe '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail...
CHOSEN BY TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR"ONE HELLISHLY EXCITING RIDE."--Detroit Free PressThe '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail...
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  • CHOSEN BY TIME MAGAZINE AS ONE OF
    THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
    "ONE HELLISHLY EXCITING RIDE."
    --Detroit Free Press
    The '50s are finished. Zealous young senator Robert Kennedy has a red-hot jones to nail Jimmy Hoffa. JFK has his eyes on the Oval Office. J. Edgar Hoover is swooping down on the Red Menace. Howard Hughes is dodging subpoenas and digging up Kennedy dirt. And Castro is mopping up the bloody aftermath of his new communist nation.
    "HARD-BITTEN. . . INGENIOUS. . . ELLROY SEGUES INTO POLITICAL INTRIGUE WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT."
    --The New York Times
    In the thick of it: FBI men Kemper Boyd and Ward Littell. They work every side of the street, jerking the chains of made men, street scum, and celebrities alike, while Pete Bondurant, ex-rogue cop, freelance enforcer, troubleshooter, and troublemaker, has the conscience to louse it all up.
    "VASTLY ENTERTAINING."
    --Los Angeles Times
    Mob bosses, politicos, snitches, psychos, fall guys, and femmes fatale. They're mixing up a molotov cocktail guaranteed to end the country's innocence with a bang. Dig that crazy beat: it's America's heart racing out of control. . . .
    "A SUPREMELY CONTROLLED WORK OF ART."
    --The New York Times Book Review

    From the Paperback edition.

About the Author-
  • James Ellroy was born in Los Angeles in 1948. His L.A. Quartet novels The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, and White Jazz, were international best-sellers. His novel American Tabloid was Time magazine's Best Book (fiction) of 1995; his memoir, My Dark Places, was a Time Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book for 1996. He lives in Kansas City.

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  • The New York Times Book Review

    "A supremely controlled work of art."

  • The New York Times "Hard-bitten. . . . Ingenious. . . . Ellroy segues into political intrigue without missing a beat."
  • Los Angeles Times "Vastly entertaining."
  • Chicago Tribune "Compulsively readable. . . . Hard to forget."
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