JACK OLSEN'S BOOKS -- The Complete Works

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Alphabet Jackson

Alphabet Jackson. Playboy Press, 1974. (Fiction)

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Aphrodite: Desperate Mission

Aphrodite: Desperate Mission. Putnams, 1970. (History)

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Better Scramble Than Lose

Better Scramble Than Lose. Four Winds Press, 1969. (Biography)

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The Black Athlete

The Black Athlete: A Shameful Story. The myth of integration in American sport. Time-Life Books, 1968. (Sports)

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Black is Best

Black is Best: The Riddle of Cassius Clay. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1967. (Sports)

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Bridge at Chappaquiddick

The Bridge at Chappaquiddick. Little, Brown and Co., 1970. (History)

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Bridge Is My Game.

Bridge Is My Game (with Charles Goren). Doubleday, 1965. (Games)

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Charmer

Charmer: A Ladies' Man and his Victims. Morrow, 1994. (True Crime)

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The Climb up to Hell

The Climb up to Hell. Harper & Row, 1962. (Sports)

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Cold Kill

Cold Kill -- The True Story of a Murderous Love. Atheneum, 1987. (True Crime)

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Doc

Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell. Atheneum, 1989. (True Crime -- 1991 Edgar for Best Fact Crime)

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Girls in the Office

The Girls in the Office. Simon & Schuster, 1972. (Sociology)

(This book took place in the Time-Life Building in New York City.)

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Girls on the Campus

The Girls on the Campus. Pocket Books, 1974. (Sociology)

(This book took place at the University of Colorado.)

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Give a Boy a Gun

Give A Boy A Gun. Delacorte Press, 1985. (True Crime)

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Hastened to the Grave

Hastened to the Grave: The Gypsy Murder Investigation. St. Martin's Press, 1998. (True Crime)

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'I' - The Creation of a Serial Killer

"I" -- The Creation of a Serial Killer. St. Martin's Press, 2002. (True Crime)

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Have You Seen My Son?

Have You Seen My Son? Atheneum, 1982. (Fiction)

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Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt Doubleday, 2000. (True Crime)

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Mad World of Bridge

The Mad World of Bridge. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1960. (Games)

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Man with the Candy

The Man with the Candy. The Story of the Houston Mass Murders. Simon and Schuster, NY, 1974. (True Crime)

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Massy's Game

Massy's Game. Playboy Press, 1976. (Fiction)

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The Misbegotten Son

The Misbegotten Son: A Serial Killer and His Victims. Delacorte Press, 1993. (True Crime)

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Missing Persons

Missing Persons. Atheneum, 1981. (Fiction)

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Night of the Grizzlies

Night of the Grizzlies. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. (Ecology)

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Night Watch

Night Watch: A Novel. Times Books, 1979. (Fiction)

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Over the Fence is Out

Over the Fence is Out. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961. (A childhood memoir under the name Jonathan Rhoades)

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Predator

Predator: Rape, Madness, and Injustice in Seattle. Delacorte Press, 1991. (True Crime -- American Mystery Award winner for Best True Crime)

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Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth. St. Martin's Press, 1996. (True Crime)

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The Secret of Fire 5

The Secret of Fire 5. Random House, 1977. (Fiction)

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Silence On Monte Sole

Silence On Monte Sole. Putnam, 1968; Bantam, 1969. (History)

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Slaughter The Animals

Slaughter The Animals, Poison The Earth. Simon & Schuster, 1971. (Ecology)

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Son

Son: a psychopath and his victims. Atheneum, l983. (True Crime -- winner of a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America)

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Sweet Street

Sweet Street: the autobiography of an American honkytonk scene. Ballantine Books, 1974. (Sociology)

(This book takes place at North Beach in San Francisco.)

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