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
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. 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 is your greatest achievement?

A. That's not for me to say.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "This isn't good enough."

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.

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