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American Tabloid
American Tabloid
Author: James Ellroy
Set in America in 1958, this is a story of three men beneath the glossy surface of power, allied to the makers and shakers of the era. As the festering discontent of the age burns in these men's hearts, the Bay of Pigs ends in calamity, the Mob clamours for payback, and Kennedy is assassinated.
ISBN-13: 9780099893202
ISBN-10: 0099893207
Publication Date: 9/7/1995
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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starpugsnort avatar reviewed American Tabloid on + 2 more book reviews
Please note, the ISBN brings this book up as a hardcover, but in fact it is a softcover book. I have TRIPLE checked the book and it always comes up this way.
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Take the Mob, Howard Hughes, the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Exiles, the Kennedys (the father and 2 sons) and three indelible characters -- Kemper Boyd, Pete Bondurant, and Ward Littel -- toss them all together into a tightly woven narrative that reads like real American History even though it purports to be a novel, and you get a fast-paced, violent, gut-wrenching story of crime, conspiracy, and betrayal that begs to be believed as fact. James Ellroy pulls no punches and he throws quite a few. Whew! This one will wring you out and you'll love it.