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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... View details

The way Lynetta Putnam Jones chose to remember it, she began life in privileged circumstances, was married only once to a handicapped veteran of World War I, was terribly mistreated by him and his cru...
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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-"the most t... View details

In 1775, not long before the first shots of the Revolutionary War, Boone led a small expedition through the Cumberland Gap in the Alleghenies, entering what would eventually become the state of Kentuc...
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It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an i... View details

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In How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, Jeff Guinn combines solid historical fact with glorious legend to deliver another heartwarming holiday book for the whole family.

It's 1620 and Mrs. Claus's dear husband is off in the New World planting the seeds o... View details

Like most men of his time, Uncle Silas wouldn’t have accepted the possibility that any girl could be special. He loved me, I knew. Childless themselves, he and Aunt Lodi never acted like I was a burde...
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The New York Times bestselling, authoritative account of the life of Charles Manson, filled with surprising new information and previously unpublished photographs: "A riveting, almost Dickensian narrative…four stars" (People).

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Nancy Ingraham was born and raised in the Kentucky backwoods, and her faith was unwaveringly fundamentalist. She took the Bible literally. Every word in it was true, and every baleful creature describ...
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This follow-up to Jeff Guinn's bestselling holiday favorites The Autobiography of Santa Claus and How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas takes readers on a sleigh ride through the history of Christmas in America that lands smack-dab in 2006, as a new reality... View details

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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 ... View details

Clyde Barrow’s father, Henry, never had much luck in life, and the hard times started for him right out of the womb. There is some question about his birthplace and date—it seems most likely he was bo...
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This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America's isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake ... View details

And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal wor...
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A haunting exploration of faith, from a preacher convicted of attempted murder to a first-hand account of holiness serpent handling-"One of the best books on American religion from the last 25 years" (Chicago Tribune)

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This descent into himself will, at the same time, be a descent into his region. It will be a descent through the darkness of the familiar into a world where, like the blind man cured in the gospels, h...
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