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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James B. Stewart  

Pen Name: None


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.

Published Works

  • The Partners: Inside America's Most Powerful Law Firms, Warner Books, 1984
  • The Prosecutors: Inside The Offices Of The Government's Most Powerful Lawyers, Touchstone, 1988
  • Den of Thieves, Simon & Schuster, 1991
  • Blood Sport, The President and His Adversaries, Simon & Schuster, 1996
  • Follow the Story, How to Write Successful Nonfiction, Simon & Schuster, 1998
  • Blind Eye, How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away With Murder, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • Heart of a Soldier, A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • DisneyWar: The Battle for the Magic Kingdom, Simon & Schuster, 2005
  • Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff , Penguin Press, 2011

Selected Titles At Your Library

The partners :
ISBN: 0671420232. OCLC Number:

Simon and Schuster,. New York :. ©1983.

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:

Simon and Schuster,. New York, NY :. 1988, ©1987.

Den of Thieves /
ISBN: 0671715399. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. . 1993.

Blood sport :
ISBN: 0684831392. OCLC Number:

Touchstone,. New York :. 1997.

"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.

Follow the story :
ISBN: 0684850672. OCLC Number:

. .

"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: 0743244591. OCLC Number:

Simon & Schuster,. New York :. ©2002.

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: 1594202699. OCLC Number:

Penguin Press,. New York :. 2011.

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.


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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