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ISBN13: 9780804114493
ISBN10: 0804114498
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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

Synopsis:

We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C. . . .

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and various loose cannons conspire in a covert anarchy . . .

Where the right drugs, the right amount of cash, the right murder, buys a moment of a man's loyalty . . .

Where three renegade law-enforcement officers--a former L.A. cop and two FBI agents--are shaping events with the virulence of their greed and hatred, riding full-blast shotgun into history. . . .

James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, and relentless narrative pace are here in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel as shocking and daring as anything he's written: a secret history that zeroes in on a time still shrouded in secrets and blows it wide open.

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André Poulin, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by André Poulin)
Superb account of the history of the 60's from the stand point of power and conspiracy.
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film_ronin, May 1, 2007 (view all comments by film_ronin)
I purchased this book at Powell's in Portland, after a recommendation by a close friend. Elroy's spartan prose runs contrary to the polished and impersonal history of text books and screenplays. His 'history-as-tabloid headlines' is a visceral view of America rife with corruption at every level, struggling with itself at a time of chaos and change.
'Tabloid' drives you through a violent landscape with characters like: JFK, RFK, Howard Hughes and J. Edger Hoover as signposts headed toward an uncertain future.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804114493
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Ellroy, James
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Violence -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Corruption in government -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Corruption in government
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
93-15
Publication Date:
20010424
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 1 in .95 lb

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"Synopsis" by , We are behind, and below, the scenes of JFK's presidential election, the Bay of Pigs, the assassination--in the underworld that connects Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C. . . .

Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, and various loose cannons conspire in a covert anarchy . . .

Where the right drugs, the right amount of cash, the right murder, buys a moment of a man's loyalty . . .

Where three renegade law-enforcement officers--a former L.A. cop and two FBI agents--are shaping events with the virulence of their greed and hatred, riding full-blast shotgun into history. . . .

James Ellroy's trademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, and relentless narrative pace are here in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel as shocking and daring as anything he's written: a secret history that zeroes in on a time still shrouded in secrets and blows it wide open.

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