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Mallon, Thomas 1951-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 15,051 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Political fiction  Juvenile works  Adventure stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American 
Roles: Author
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 )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,702 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 )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,404 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
Bandbox by Thomas Mallon( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of Henry and Clara, a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age. 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 protege 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. Thomas Mallon has given us a madcap and poignant book that brilliantly portrays the gaudiest American decade of them all. From the Hardcover edition
Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,325 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 )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 1,211 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
Stolen words : forays into the origins and ravages of plagiarism by Thomas Mallon( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 1,117 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
Fellow travelers by Thomas Mallon( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 992 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 )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 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
Two moons : a novel by Thomas Mallon( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 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."
Yours ever : people and their letters by Thomas Mallon( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 869 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 )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 492 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 )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Main Street & Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Main Street (1920), Lewis's first triumph, was a phenomenal event in American publishing and cultural history. Lewis's idealistic, imaginative heroine, Carol Kennicott, longs "to get [her] hands on one of these prairie towns and make it beautiful," but when her doctor husband brings her to Gopher Prairie, she finds that the romance of the American frontier has dwindled to the drab reality of the American Middle West. Carol first struggles against and then flees the social tyrannies and cultural emptiness of Gopher Prairie, only to submit at last to the conventions of village life. The great romantic satire of its decade, Main Street is a wry, sad, funny account of a woman who attempts to challenge the hypocrisy and narrow-mindedness of her community
Aurora 7 by Thomas Mallon( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watergate [a novel] by Thomas Mallon( )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Mallon conveys the drama and high comedy of the Nixon presidency through the urgent perspectives of seven characters we only thought we knew before now. Praised for his "splendid evocation of Washington," Mallon achieves a scope and historical intimacy which surpasses even that attained in his previous novels and turns a "third-rate burglary" into tumultuous, first-rate entertainment
Tarzan of the apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 296 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
Arts and sciences : a seventies seduction by Thomas Mallon( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stolen words by Thomas Mallon( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 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 )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa. A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions-not the other way around. With characteristic Elan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative of the wealthy who long opposed measures to end poverty, and fraternized, for financial gain, with tyrants and white-collar criminals throughout the world
 
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