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Book Title: Ghost Scribbler: Searching for Reagan, Brando and the King of Pop|
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The author of the book: Robert Lindsey
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: December 23rd 2012
ISBN 13: 9781481201193
Format files: PDF
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Ghost Scribbler is the compelling autobiography of a writer-Robert Lindsey of The New York Times-who after scaling the heights of American journalism was asked by two very different actors-Ronald Reagan, one of the most popular Presidents in U.S. history, and Marlon Brando, the enigmatic recluse regarded as the greatest actor of his generation-to help write their memoirs, before learning the darkest secrets of the most famous entertainer in the world, Michael Jackson. "Bob has a way with words that has rightly earned him a reputation as one of our country's most gifted authors." Ronald Reagan
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Read information about the authorRobert Lindsey (born 1935) is a journalist and author of several true crime books, including The Falcon and the Snowman: A True Story of Friendship and Espionage (1980), the story of Christopher John Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee, who were both convicted of selling information to the Soviets. The Flight of the Falcon: The True Story of the Escape and Manhunt for America's Most Wanted Spy (1983) followed, a chronology of Christopher Boyce's escape from Federal prison and subsequent bank robbing spree.
In 1980 he received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best non-fiction crime book for "The Falcon and the Snowman." He won the 1989 CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction for A Gathering of Saints: a true story of money, murder and deceit.
Lindsey worked as a reporter and editor at the San Jose Mercury-News and The New York Times, and also served as the Los Angeles bureau chief for The New York Times.
Marlon Brando and Ronald Reagan used Lindsey's assistance when writing their autobiographies, respectively, Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me, and "Ronald Reagan: An American Life." Lindsey's memoir, Ghost Scribbler," was published in 2013.