Jeff Guinn

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Jeff Guinn is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral and How It Changed the West, and Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson. Guinn lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Books by this Author

Manson Special Signed Edition
The Last Gunfight
Go Down Together


Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

Why does Charles Manson remain a looming figure in pop culture more than forty years after being convicted for the grisly Los Angeles murders he orchestrated?

My Life in 8 Words

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2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
AUG 19

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you're bored, you have no one to blame but yourself.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. The list would be endless. I guess I think I could have been a much, much better parent and husband.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Tough question - I'm always happy being with my wife and two grown sons, but I aalso love being out on the road in my car, driving somewhere to interview someone about whatever is the subject of my current book project.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm much too impatient. I live in a near-constant state of irritability, though my irritation is usually directed at myself more than at anyone else.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. My personal heroes are Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., John Steinbeck and Admiral James Stockdale. I realize I don't have Holmes's intellect, Steinbeck's compassionate writing excellence, or Stockdale's personal courage. But I can at least do my best to emulate them.


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