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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Books by this Author

The Road to Jonestown
Manson Special Signed Edition
The Last Gunfight
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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

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to know what Lee was really thinking prior to Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. How could such a brilliant man make such a terrible decision?

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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity, energy, imagination.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. It's never happened in my lifetime, and probably never will, but I think I would personally get as close to perfect happiness as is possible for me if the San Francisco Giants ever won the World Series. I've been waiting since I fell in love with baseball in 1958.