The books of independent crime reporter Dan E. Moldea
The Hoffa Wars:
The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa
(formerly: The Hoffa Wars: Teamsters, Rebels, Politicians, and the Mob)
Copyright © 1978 by Dan E. Moldea
Publisher: Paddington Press
Mass-market-paperback editions: Charter Books (1979), SPI Books (1993)
Editor: Mary Heathcote
Literary agent: Philip Spitzer
"If Moldea were a prizefighter, he would be kind of a Rocky Graziano. He never, never quits punching. Moldea never relents." -- Robert Sherrill, Washington Post.
"Passionate, detailed, and coherent. . . . The superiority of the Moldea book lies in the inherent drama of the unfolding history." -- Michael Novak, New York
The Hunting of Cain:
A True Story of Money, Greed, and Fratricide
Copyright © 1983 by Dan E. Moldea
Hardback publisher: Atheneum
Mass-market-paperback edition: St. Martin's (1988)
Editor: Neil Nyren
Literary agent: Philip Spitzer of the Philip Spitzer Agency
"Tough, resourceful, and intelligent . . . an impeccable job of research and storytelling." -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"A master of investigative research, Moldea won high marks for documentation and detail in The Hoffa Wars. In The Hunting of Cain, he repeats his zealous devotion to fact-finding." -- Jim Quinlan, Chicago Sun-Times.
Ronald Reagan, MCA, and the Mob
Copyright © 1986 by Dan E. Moldea
Hardback publisher: Viking Press
Trade-paperback edition: Penguin Books (1987)
Editor: Dan Frank
Literary agent: Mel Berger of the William Morris Agency
"Dark Victory is indeed a victory for author Moldea. He has through sheer tenacity amassed an avalanche of ominous and unnerving facts." -- David Pecchia, Los Angeles Times
"Actually, Moldea tells three separate but tangential stories: organized crime's infiltration of legitimate business and labor, the meteoric rise of the entertainment conglomerate MCA, and the jet-propelled ascension of a somewhat passe movie actor to the president of the United States. These stories have been abundantly researched and are set forth in exquisite detail. -- Philip Dunne, American Film
How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football
Copyright © 1989 by Dan E. Moldea
Hardback publisher: William Morrow & Company
Editor: Lisa Drew
Literary agent: Ronald Goldfarb
"The best book on the NFL's connection to the mob and the American gambling scene was Dan Moldea's groundbreaking Interference. Moldea tore apart the league's papier-mache image and illustrated that, without gamblers, it would have remained on the sandlots." -- John L. Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Moldea has written perhaps the most important sports book in the history of the language." -- Keith Olbermann, ESPN SportsCenter.
The Killing of Robert F. Kennedy:
An Investigation of Motive, Means, and Opportunity
Copyright © 1995 by Dan E. Moldea
Hardback publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Trade-paperback edition: W. W. Norton (1997)
Editor: Starling Lawrence
Literary agent: Alice Martell of the Martell Agency
"Carefully reasoned, ultimately persuasive, dramatic. . . . [Moldea's] book should be read, not so much for the irrefutability of its conclusions as for the way the author has brought order out of a chaotic tale and turned an appalling tatter of history into an emblem of our misshapen times."-- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
"Beyond presenting what is likely to be the best understanding of what actually happened on June 5, 1968, Mr. Moldea is stinging in his criticism of shoddy work by the Los Angeles Police Department. . . . [T]his is the best written of his books, finished in a clear and easy style." -- Gerald Posner, New York Times Book Review
The Inside Story of the Police Investigation of O.J. Simpson
Copyright © 1997 by Tom Lange, Philip Vannatter, & Dan E. Moldea
Hardback publisher: Pocket Books
Mass-market-paperback edition: Pocket Books (1997)
Editor: Sue Carswell
Literary agents: Frank Weimann of the Literary Group and Ronald Goldfarb
"Moldea has smashed the ball over the center field fence with his keen analysis of evidence and his clear writing." -- Ed Meyer, Akron Beacon Journal.
"O. J. Simpson's newly rehabilitated accusers . . . present their investigation, finally without interruption or cross-examination. . . . Detectives Lange and Vannatter do have a passion for documentation--a good thing, in their line of work." -- Laura Mansnerus, New York Times
A Washington Tragedy:
How the Death of Vincent Foster Ignited a Political Firestorm
Copyright © 1998 by Dan E. Moldea
Editor: Harry Crocker
Literary agent: Ronald Goldfarb, attorney
"[T]he most accurate, comprehensive account of the Foster suicide and its aftermath." -- Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, The Hunting of the President.
"Superbly reported, a fascinating examination. . . . Readers who want to reward responsible rather than sensational reporting ought to buy Moldea's books." -- Steve Weinberg, Legal Times
Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer:
Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics, and Publishing
Copyright © 2000-2007 by Dan E. Moldea
Current work in progress
Dan E. Moldea's declaration about his works
* Despite the controversial nature of all my investigations, I have never been sued for any reason as a result of the materials published in any of my books.
* I have never misquoted a source.
* I have never revealed a confidential source--without authorization from the source.
* I have never taken an off-the-record interview and put it on the record.
* I have never missed a deadline for any of my books.
* My only collaboration book, Evidence Dismissed, made all of the national bestseller lists.
* I am very grateful to Dr. Nancy Nolte, my writing coach, who has read and critiqued each of my manuscripts before I submitted them to their publishers.
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