American Tabloid

American Tabloid

A Novel

Book - 1995 | 1st ed.
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The internationally acclaimed author of the L.A. Quartet and The Underworld USA Trilogy, James Ellroy, presents another literary noir masterpiece of historical paranoia.

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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780375727375
9780679403913
0679403914
Branch Call Number: ELLRO
Characteristics: 571 p.

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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.

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irenecos
Aug 24, 2011

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

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