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Book Review of American Tabloid

American Tabloid
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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.