Guinn, Jeff

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War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

A thorough overview of an often-overlooked period in history that helps put present-day U.S.–Mexico relations into context.

The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip

An arresting account of America’s auto-camping movement and its incipient motivators. Highly recommended, especially for social historians, travel and camping enthusiasts, automotive specialists, naturalists, and also for general readers.


The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

With this fascinating read, Quinn delivers the most thorough and in-depth history yet of the Peoples Temple.


Buffalo Trail: A Novel of the American West

Those interested in the conflicts between Native Americans and the frontiersmen will be intrigued with both sides of the story presented here. However, the graphic violence detailed may deter some readers. Guinn skillfully ties his carefully constructed prolog outlining the Massacre at Sand Creek (1864) to a lone female warrior he imagines at the Second Battle at Adobe Walls. [See Prepub Alert, 4/27/15.]

Glorious: A Novel of the American West

Guinn has parlayed the research he did for his nonfiction title The Last Gunfight (a history of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral) by weaving the early days of the infamous Clanton brothers into the story. Sprinkled with allusions to Mark Twain, President Grant, Cochise, and the Clantons, this first installment in a trilogy will delight historical fiction fans longing for the return of classic Westerns. This entertaining outing is sure to keep the saloon doors swinging for more entries in the genre. [See Prepub Alert, 11/18/13.]

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