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Mallon, Thomas 1951-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 196 publications in 2 languages and 15,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Historical fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3523.E94, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Mallon
Watergate : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators
Mrs. Paine's garage and the murder of John F. Kennedy by Thomas Mallon( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a woman who became entangled in the history-making events of November 22, 1963 profiles Ruth Hyde Paine, an ordinary Quaker housewife in suburban Dallas who had befriended Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife, Marina
Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The repercussions of Lincoln's assassination on two people who were with him at the time. Henry Rathbone cannot live down the thought that he, an army officer, did not save the president's life. Clara, his fiancee, feels guilty that she ignored the wounded Rathbone for the publicity of helping Mrs. Lincoln who was unhurt. The impact a public event can have on private lives, in this case leading to the murder of one and the incarceration in a mental asylum for the other. By the author of Aurora 7
A book of one's own : people and their diaries by Thomas Mallon( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the art and history of diary writing as well as a guide to the great diaries and private chronicles of the famous, the infamous, and the anonymous
Bandbox by Thomas Mallon( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris, the magazine has a masthead that includes, among many others, a grisly, alliterative crime writer; a shy but murderously determined copyboy; and a burned-out vaudeville correspondent who's lovesick for his loyal, dewy assistant. As the novel opens, the defection of Harris's most ambitious protge has plunged Bandbox into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there's more to come: a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, a subscriber's kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Fosse's Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the novel races from skyscraper to speakeasy, hops a luxury train to Hollywood, and crashes a buttoned-down dinner with Calvin Coolidge
Stolen words : forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism by Thomas Mallon( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed history of plagiarism begins in the seventeenth century and pushes forward toward scandals in publishing, academia, and Hollywood, exploring the motivations, consequences, and emotional reverberations of an intriguing and distressingly widespread practice
Dewey defeats Truman : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 1940s small town, its secrets, intrigues and romances. The setting is Owosso, Michigan, and the occasion is a federal election. The citizens of Owosso are concerned by the election because Owosso is the hometown of one of the candidates. By the author of Henry and Clara
Finale : a novel of the Reagan years by Thomas Mallon( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures the crusading ideologies, blunders, and glamour of the still-hotly-debated Reagan years, taking readers to the political gridiron of Washington, the wealthiest enclaves of Southern California, and the volcanic landscape of Iceland, where the president engages in two almost apocalyptic days of negotiation with Mikhail Gorbachev"--Dust jacket flap
Fellow travelers by Thomas Mallon( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical novel about the competing claims of faith, love, and politics during the McCarthy era. Washington, D.C., early 1950s: a world of bare-knuckled ideology, hard drinking, and secret dossiers, dominated by such outsized characters as Richard Nixon, Drew Pearson, Perle Mesta, and Joe McCarthy. Timothy Laughlin, recent Fordham graduate and devout Catholic eager to join the crusade against Communism, meets a handsome, profligate State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leading to Tim's first job and--after Fuller's advances--his first love affair. Now, as McCarthy mounts an increasingly desperate bid for power and internal investigations focus on "sexual subversives" in the government, Tim and Fuller find it ever more dangerous to navigate their double lives. The novel moving between the Senate Office Building and the Washington Evening Star, the diplomatic world of Foggy Bottom and NATO's front line in Europe, energized by political drama, unexpected humor and heartbreak.--From publisher description
Two moons : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy, politics, and romance join forces in this novel from the writer John Updike has called "one of the most interesting American novelists at work. It's the spring of 1877 in Washington, D.C., and at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Hugh Allison has conceived a secret ambition: to project an image through time and space. But his plan takes on urgent life only when the mathematically gifted Cynthia May enters his orbit as one of the observatory's human "computers." A Civil War widow whose beauty has been shadowed by worry and poverty, Cynthia reluctantly falls in love with the younger Hugh, who missed the war that has haunted her life. But the fate of their love affair -- and of Hugh's heavenly vision -- may be out of their hands, decided instead by an astrologer and by the actions of a dangerously magnetic politician who wields his power over a Senate convulsed by Reconstruction and a wildly disputed presidential election
Yours ever : people and their letters by Thomas Mallon( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exuberant reintroduction to a vast and entertaining literature. the art of letter writing. Yours Ever explores the offhand masterpieces dispatched through the ages by messenger, postal service, and BlackBerry. Thomas Mallon weaves a remarkable assortment of epistolary riches into his own insightful commentary on the circumstances and characters of the world's most intriguing letter writers. Here are Madame de Sévigné's devastatingly sharp reports from the court of Louis XIV, F. Scott Fitzgerald's tormented advice to his young daughter, the besotted midlife billets-doux of a suddenly rejuvenated Woodrow Wilson, the casually brilliant spiritual musings of Flannery O'Connor, the lustful boastings of Lord Byron, the cries from prison of Sacco and Vanzetti. Along with the confessions and complaints and revelations sent from battlefields, frontier cabins, and luxury liners, a reader will find Mallon considering travel bulletins, suicide notes, fan letters, and hate mail--forms as varied as the human experiences behind them.--From publisher description
In fact : essays on writers and writing by Thomas Mallon( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Fact gathers the best of Thomas Mallon's superb criticism from the past twenty-two years - essays that appeared in his GQ column, "Doubting Thomas," and in The New York Times Book Review, The American Scholar, The New Yorker, and Harper's, among other publications. Here are his evaluations of the work of contemporary writers such as Nicholson Baker, Peter Carey, Tom Wolfe, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, and Robert Stone, and reassessments of such earlier twentieth-century figures as John O'Hara, Sinclair Lewis, Truman Capote, and Mary McCarthy. Mallon also considers an array of odd literary genres and phenomena - including book indexes, obituaries, plagiarism, cancelled checks, fan mail, and author tours
Edmund Blunden by Thomas Mallon( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town
Aurora 7 by Thomas Mallon( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tarzan of the apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English boy raised by a community of apes in the jungles of Africa encounters other human beings for the first time
Watergate : [a novel] by Thomas Mallon( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators
Arts and sciences : a seventies seduction by Thomas Mallon( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stolen words by Thomas Mallon( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is plagiarism, and why the big deal about it? Since when is originality considered an indispensable attribute of authorship? Stolen Words is a deft and well-informed history of the sin every writer fears from every angle. Award-winning author Thomas Mallon begins in the seventeenth century and pushes forward through scandals in publishing, academia, and Hollywood, exploring the motivations, consequences, and emotional reverberations of an intriguing and distressingly widespread practice. In this now-classic study, Mallon proves himself to be one of our most versatile, original, and delightful writers Book jacket."--Jacket
Rockets and rodeos and other American spectacles by Thomas Mallon( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mrs. Paine's garage and the murder of John F. Kennedy
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (161)

German (4)

Covers
Henry and ClaraA book of one's own : people and their diariesBandboxDewey defeats Truman : a novelFellow travelersTwo moons : a novelYours ever : people and their lettersIn fact : essays on writers and writing