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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gene Hackman  

Pen Name: None


Born: January 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, California

-- Gene Hackman Home Page on the Danville Public Library Website --
-- Gene Hackman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Hackman spent most of his childhood in Danville and attended University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gene Hackman is an author and two-time Academy Award-winning American actor with lauded performances in such films as ''Unforgiven'', ''Bonnie and Clyde'', ''The French Connection'', ''Mississippi Burning'', and ''Hoosiers''. He currently resides in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Published Works

  • Pursuit, Pocket Books, 2013
  • Payback at Morning Peak, Pocket Books, 2011
  • Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War, St. Martin's Press, 2008 - written with Daniel Lenihan
  • Justice for None, St. Martin's Press, 2006 - written with Daniel Lenihan
  • Wake of the Perdido Star, New Market Press, 1999 - written with Daniel Lenihan

Selected Titles At Your Library

Pursuit /
ISBN: 1451623577. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. 2013.

Once-straitlaced officer Juliette Worth is wrongly demoted after a hostage situation gone wrong and reassigned to investigating cold-case disappearances, a situation that turns sinister when her own daughter goes missing.

Payback at Morning Peak :
ISBN: 1451623569. OCLC Number:

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"Life, not death, drove Jubal Young, but memories of his ma and pa, and his beautiful, bright sister are all he has left. Memories of the peaceful days before Jubal stumbled home with his .22, his blood running cold with fear, terror, and anger. When it was over, the homestead was half burned to the ground. Someone had to bury the bodies. Someone had to set things right. Now, as Jubal rides west into New Mexico, he remembers his family's laughter and love, his pa's wisdom, ma's thick books, and everything that was defiled by a band of drunken renegades towed along by one man's murderous grudge. A reprobate lawman won't believe his story. A soft-hearted mountain man won't survive Jubal's one-man war. And a judge and his beautiful daughter cannot stop Jubal from climbing a peak of blood and madness: for justice, or payback, or something he can live for--or die for--redeeming."--Back cover.

Escape from Andersonville :
ISBN: 0312363737. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. ©2008.

Incarcerated within a murderous Confederate prison camp in 1864, Union officer Nathan Parker escapes and urges his superiors to intervene, but when his efforts are blocked by military higher-ups, he organizes a private rescue mission with a shady ex-soldier.

Justice for none /
ISBN: 0312995172. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's ;. New York :. 2006.

Wake of the Perdido Star /
ISBN: 1557043981. OCLC Number:

Newmarket Press,. New York :. ©1999.

A young man's adventures at sea in the early 1800s. After his parents are murdered in Cuba, Jack O'Reilly enlists on a U.S. merchant ship, where he distinguishes himself in deep diving, becomes a pirate and returns to Cuba to seek revenge on his parents' killers.

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