Crooked by Austin GrossmanCrooked by Austin Grossman


byAustin Grossman

Paperback | August 2, 2016

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Acclaimed novelist Austin Grossman reimagines the ultimate American antihero.

Richard Milhous Nixon lived one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth century. Our thirty-seventh president's political career spanned the button-down fifties, theMad Mensixties, and the turbulent seventies. He faced down the Russians, the Chinese, and ultimately his own government. The man went from political mastermind to a national joke, sobbing in the Oval Office, leaving us with one burning question: how could he have lost it all?

Here for the first time is the tale told in his own words: the terrifying supernatural secret he stumbled upon as a young man, and the truth behind the Cold War. What if the man we call our worst president was, in truth, our greatest? Combining Lovecraftian suspense and international intrigue,Crookedis a masterwork of alternative history, equal parts mesmerizing character study and nail-biting Faustian thriller.
Austin Grossmanis a video game design consultant and the author ofYouandSoon I Will Be Invincible, which was nominated for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. His writing has appeared inGranta, theWall Street Journal, and theNew York Times.
Title:CrookedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316198528

ISBN - 13:9780316198523

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from i wanted to like it but... this book took too long to get going, and once it did finally get going after over 100 pages it wasnt worth the wait. there is too much set up and hype here for what is ultimately not entertaining.
Date published: 2017-04-24

Editorial Reviews

"In telling the secret story of Richard Nixon, Austin Grossman draws back the curtain on American history. Senator Joe McCarthy should have been much, much more frightened. Once I started reading Crooked, I couldn't put it down. But be warned, even as you devour this book, it will devour you."-Daniel O'Malley, author of The Rook