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Mallon, Thomas 1951-

Works: 61 works in 254 publications in 2 languages and 15,994 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: PS3523.E94, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Mallon
Watergate : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators
Stolen words : forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism by Thomas Mallon( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 1,314 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
Mrs. Paine's garage and the murder of John F. Kennedy by Thomas Mallon( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,294 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,186 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 )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 1,134 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,117 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
Finale : a novel of the Reagan years by Thomas Mallon( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 988 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 895 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
Dewey defeats Truman : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 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
Yours ever : people and their letters by Thomas Mallon( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 824 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
Two moons : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy, politics, and romance join forces in this post-Civil War 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. Masterfully combining historical detail and startling invention, Thomas Mallon gives us a galvanizing story of earthly heartbreak and otherworldly triumph
Novels & stories 1942-1963 : The company she keeps ; The oasis ; The groves of academe ; A charmed life ; Stories by Mary McCarthy( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy-five years ago Mary McCarthy provoked a scandal with her electrifying debut novel, The Company She Keeps (1942), announcing the arrival of a major new voice in American literature. A candid, thinly-veiled portrait of the late-1930s New York intellectual scene, its penetrating gaze and creative fusion of life and literature-"mutual plagiarism," she called it--became the hallmark of McCarthy's fiction, which the Library of America now presents in full for the first time in deluxe collector's edition. The Oasis (1949), a wicked satire about a failed utopian community, and The Groves of Academe (1952), a pioneering campus novel depicting the insular and often absurd world of academia, burnished her reputation as an acerbic truth-teller, but it was with A Charmed Life (1955), a searing story of small-town infidelity, that McCarthy fully embraced the frank and avant-garde treatment of gender and sexuality that would inspire generations of readers and writers. Also included are all eight of McCarthy's short stories, four from her collection Cast a Cold Eye (1950), and four collected here for the first time
In fact : essays on writers and writing by Thomas Mallon( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And he turns his sharp eye on historical fiction (his own genre) as well as on the history, practice, and future of memoir."--Jacket
Novels 1963-1979 : The group ; Birds of America ; Cannibals and missionaries by Mary McCarthy( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannibals and missionaries: A committee of human rights advocates flies to Iran in 1975 to investigate charges of torture; on the same plane is a group of art collectors to visit Iranian museums and archaeological sites. The plane is hijacked, and both groups become hostages
Edmund Blunden by Thomas Mallon( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main Street by Sinclair Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman has difficulty adjusting to life in a small town
Tarzan of the apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to noble parents marooned on the savage West African coast, the young lord Greystoke is orphaned in his first year of life. Named Tarzan by the great apes that raise him, he must learn the laws of the jungle to survive. He quickly matches the beasts around him in strength and agility, yet understands that he is different from them. In combining higher intelligence with his physical abilities, he may be able to rule the jungle
Aurora 7 by Thomas Mallon( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronaut Scott Carpenter's triple orbit around the earth on May 24, 1962, is the launching point for this audacious novel. Its hero, fifth-grader Gregory Noonan, obsessed with outer space, plays hooky and hops a train to New York City's Grand Central Station to join crowds awaiting news of the astronaut, who loses radio contact with Cape Canaveral during his perilous reentry. Other characters in star-struck Gregory's orbit are his anxious, squarish parents; his nerdy best friend; and his Irish grandmother. Using an omniscient narrative voice, novelist Mallon ( Arts and Sciences ) interweaves other lives--those of a highly sexed young priest, a snooty writer who's just dumped her husband, a Puerto Rican high school dropout desperately seeking a job, a New York cabbie, etc.--to show what effect Carpenter's historic flight has--or does not have--on each personal trajectory. Period detail is enhanced by walk-ons by JFK, Walter Cronkite, LBJ. The cumulative effect is exhilarating. Mallon also wrote Stolen Words , a study of plagiarism.--Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc
Watergate : [a novel] by Thomas Mallon( Recording )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 276 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 )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mrs. Paine's garage and the murder of John F. Kennedy
Mrs. Paine's garage and the murder of John F. KennedyHenry and ClaraA book of one's own : people and their diariesBandboxFellow travelersDewey defeats Truman : a novelYours ever : people and their lettersTwo moons : a novel
Alternative Names
Thomas Mallon Amerikaans romanschrijver

Thomas Mallon écrivain américain

Thomas Mallon escritor estadounidense

توماس مالون

맬런, 토머스 1951-

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English (192)

German (3)