Jeff Guinn

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Jeff Guinn is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the bestselling author of numerous books, 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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The Road to Jonestown
Manson
Manson Special Signed Edition
The Last Gunfight
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

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.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Too many to narrow down to five - it changes from day to day. I have over 2,000 CDs that span every musical genre.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Again, I'm not qualified to say. Maybe my intense curiousity about everything around me - that, in my opinion, is the most important quality a writer can have.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Truthfully, I'm envious of Baloo the Bear in Disney's Jungle Book. I always thought he had everything just where he wanted it to be.

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