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Released February 1, 1995
ISBN 9780712648165

£80.00

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1958. America is about to emerge into a bright new age – an age that will last until the 1000 days of John F Kennedy's presidency.


Three men move beneath the glossy surface of power, men allied to the makers and shakers of the era. Pete Bondurant – Howard Hughes's right-hand man, Jimmy Hoffa's hitman. Kemper Boyd – employed by J Edgar Hoover to infiltrate the Kennedy clan. Ward Littell – a man seeking redemption in Bobby Kennedy's drive against organised crime.


The festering discount of the age that burns brightly in these men's hearts will go into supernova as the Bay of Pigs ends in calamity, the Mob clamours for payback and the 1000 days ends in brutal quietus in 1963.

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A fine first edition, with some yellowing to the page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with several minor impressions to the jacket.


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James Ellroy

James Ellroy is an American crime fiction writer and essayist. Ellroy has become known for a telegrammatic prose style in his most recent work, wherein he frequently omits connecting words and uses only short, staccato sentences, and in particular for the novels, The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz, American Tabloid, The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover.

Hallmarks of his work include dense plotting and a relentlessly pessimistic - albeit moral - worldview. His work has earned Elroy the nickname "Demon dog of American crime fiction."

Ellroy writes longhand on legal pads rather than on a computer. He prepares elaborate outlines for his books, most of which are several hundred pages long.

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, with some yellowing to the page block. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with several minor impressions to the jacket.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.