Bill Gutman
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Bill Gutman

Bill Gutman has been writing for more than four decades. His writing life has seen him publish more than 200 books for both children and adults, fiction and non-fiction alike. He has written biographies, sports histories, books on animals, as well as a series on health and safety for kids. His biographies include such diverse personalities as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, football coach Bill Parcells, Venus and Serena Williams, jazz great Duke Ellington and former president Andrew Jackson. He has worked with sports figures Kevin Kennedy, Pepper Johnson and Bobby Thomson on as-told-to books, and co-authored a series of sports books for young girls with current Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts. And he has interviewed countless athletes, musicians and others.

Mr. Gutman's current passion is a series of novels and novellas featuring a tough detective working in 1920's New York City. The Mike Fargo Mysteries bring to life a wild period sparked by Prohibition, which banned the trafficking and sale of alcoholic beverages. But it was also a time when sports flourished, as did Broadway shows, jazz music and the movies. The popular culture dictated that women no longer had to stay at home and the flapper was born, a new age woman who smoked and drank, partied, and danced the Charleston, Black Bottom and the Shimmy. It was the era of hip flasks and speakeasies, and also organized crime. Mike Fargo navigates the City not only chasing murderers and crime bosses, but interacting with real characters such as Babe Ruth, Texas Guinan, Mae West, Mayor Jimmy Walker and others.

There are three books in the Mike Fargo series thus far - the novel MURDER ON MURDERER'S ROW, and novellas DEATH OF A FLAPPER and MURDER ON BROADWAY. With this series, Mr. Gutman has gone Indie and all are available as e-books, with more to come.

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    • What If the Babe Had Kept His Red Sox?

    • And Other Fascinating Alternate Histories from the World of Sports
    • By: Bill Gutman
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if Babe Ruth had not been sold to the Yankees in 1920 and instead played his entire career in Boston....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Jeremy Lin

    • The Incredible Rise of the NBA's Most Unlikely Superstar
    • By: Bill Gutman
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Who would have thought it? An Asian-American, who stood just 5' 3" tall as a freshman in high school, and eventually went to Harvard to major in economics, has become the NBA's most talked about star in decades....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Amazon Customer on 03-30-12
    • The Incredible Rise of the NBA's Most Unlikely Superstar
    • By: Bill Gutman
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

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