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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James B. Stewart  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Quincy, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Stewart was born in Quincy, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

James B. Stewart is the author of ''Heart of a Soldier'', the bestselling ''Blind Eye'' and ''Blood Sport'', and the blockbuster ''Den of Thieves''. A former Page One editor at ''The Wall Street Journal'', Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading. He is a regular contributor to ''SmartMoney'' and ''The New Yorker''. He lives in New York. Stewart is the Bloomberg Professor of Journalism at Columbia University in New York.


Awards

Pulitzer Prize for Wall Street Journal coverage of the October, 1987, stock market crash and Wall Street insider trading. His 1999 work, ''Blind Eye

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Blind eye :
ISBN: 9780743594240. OCLC Number: 747433810

Simon & Schuster Audio,. .

Traces the path of Michael Swango, a model young doctor whose patients from the United States to Zimbabwe began dying in suspicious circumstances and is now thought by the FBI to be the most successful serial killer in this nation's history.

Blood sport
ISBN: 9780743573689. OCLC Number: 933558904

Simon & Schuster Audio :. .

In July 1993, White House official Vincent Foster wrote an anguished lament: in Washington ... ruining people is considered a sport. Nine days later, Foster was dead. Shock at the apparent suicide of one of President Clinton's top aides turned to mystery, then suspicion, as the White House became engulfed in an ever-widening net of unanswered questions. Among the confidential matters Foster was working on when he died was the Clinton's ill-fated investment in Whitewater, an Arkansas land development. Soon conspiracy theories were circulating, alleging that Foster was murdered because he knew too much. And the Whitewater affair, a minor footnote to the 1992 presidential campaign, was suddenly resurrected in the national media. To a degree that left them sunned and at times depressed, the president and the first lady have been buffeted by a succession of scandals, from the first lady's profitable commodities trading to the sexual harassment allegations of Paula Jones. Like his pred.

Blood sport :
ISBN: 0684831392. OCLC Number: 37837905

Touchstone,. .

"Blood Sport is the explosive national bestseller that became front-page news by exposing the truth about the Clinton White House. With new revelations in this edition, Blood Sport is the definitive account of independent counsel Kenneth Starr's potentially historic investigation of a president and first lady."--BOOK JACKET. "Informative and shocking, Blood Sport reveals the facts about Whitewater, Travelgate, Vince Foster's suicide, the independent counsel investigation, and the rumors of conspiracy and cover-up at the White House. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Stewart provides an unprecedented close-up view of the Clintons as well as a telling portrait of how political combat is waged today."--Jacket.

Den of thieves
ISBN: 9781439126202. OCLC Number: 892927226

Simon & Schuster,. .

A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize'winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the eighties' biggest names on Wall Street'Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine 'created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America's most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice. Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this paperback edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative'a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions.

Den of Thieves /
ISBN: 0671715399. OCLC Number: 60010681

Pocket Books,. .

DisneyWar
ISBN: 9781847396891. OCLC Number: 1081275688

Pocket,. .

Follow the story :
ISBN: 9781439127568. OCLC Number: 892930807

Simon & Schuster,. .

An indispensable guide to nonfiction writing from the Columbia Journalism School professor and Pulitzer Prize'winning journalist behind the bestsellers Blind Eye, Blood Sport, and Den of Thieves. In Follow the Story, bestselling author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing, from nonfiction books to articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction'techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and Columbia students become better writers. Follow the Story examines in detail: How an idea is conceived How to sell ideas to editors and publishers How to report the nonfiction story Six models that can be used for any nonfiction story How to structure the narrative story How to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description How to introduce and develop characters How to use literary devices Pitfalls to avoid Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing.

Follow the story :
ISBN: 0684850672. OCLC Number: 39839648

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"In Follow the Story, author and journalist James B. Stewart teaches you the techniques of compelling narrative writing."--BOOK JACKET. "It is the indispensable guide to writing successful nonfiction books, articles, feature stories, or memoirs. Stewart provides concrete directions for conceiving, reporting, structuring, and writing nonfiction - techniques that he has used in his own successful books and stories. By using examples from his own work, Stewart illustrates systematically a way of thinking about and executing stories, a method that has helped numerous reporters and students become better writers."--BOOK JACKET. "Follow the Story examines in detail: how an idea is conceived; how to "sell" ideas to editors and publishers; how to report the nonfiction story; six models that can be used for any nonfiction story; how to structure the narrative story; how to write introductions, endings, dialogue, and description; how to introduce and develop characters; how to use literary devices; and pitfalls to avoid."--BOOK JACKET. "Learn from this book a clear way of looking at the world with the alert curiosity that is the first indispensable step toward good writing."--Jacket.

Heart of a Soldier
ISBN: 9781439188279. OCLC Number: 869430833

Simon & Schuster,. .

-- Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one's comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick's life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he'd held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.

Heart of a soldier :
ISBN: 0743244591. OCLC Number: 50252033

Simon & Schuster,. .

Relates the life of Rick Rescorla, a former soldier and the head of security for Morgan Stanley, who successfully evacuated 2,700 of the company's employees from the south tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th.

Tangled webs :
ISBN: 9781101499849. OCLC Number: 727113326

Penguin Group,. .

Tangled webs :
ISBN: 1594202699. OCLC Number: 650210747

Penguin Press,. .

America faces a crisis--an epidemic of perjury and false statements occurring at the highest levels of business, politics, sports, and culture. How and why has this happened? What are the consequences? What can be done? Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James B. Stewart applies his investigative reporting and storytelling skills to four dramatic cases, all involving people at the top of their fields: Martha Stewart, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Barry Bonds, and perhaps the most notorious liar in financial history, Bernard Madoff. Stewart draws on extensive interviews with participants, many speaking here for the first time, and previously undisclosed documents and transcripts to show how such celebrated and successful role models found themselves accused of lying--with devastating consequences, not just for them but for an ever-widening circle that ultimately includes everyone who cares about the truth.--From publisher description.

The partners :
ISBN: 0446380121. OCLC Number: 9827257

Warner Books,. .

The partners :
ISBN: 0671420232. OCLC Number: 8785200

Simon and Schuster,. .

Introduces the elite corporate law firms and some of their unique contributions to economic, social, and political developments in recent years.

The prosecutors :
ISBN: 0671668358. OCLC Number: 18772673

Simon and Schuster,. .