American Tabloid

American Tabloid

A Novel

Book - 1995
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf ; New York : Distributed by Random House, 1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679403913
Characteristics: 571, [5] p. ; 25 cm


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JeremiahSutherland Feb 22, 2013

Standard Ellroy. Everyone's on the take and everyone is lookin' out for numero uno. Over the top and tiresome after a while.

Aug 24, 2011

scary, shocking--i hate it and cant put it down


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