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“[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target. . . . Nothing is spared.”—PeopleJailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.Praise for Jailbird“[Vonnegut] is our strongest writer . . . the most stubbornly imaginative.”—John Irving “A gem . . . a mature, imaginative novel—possibly the best he has written . . . Jailbird is a guided tour de force of America. Take it!”—Playboy“A profoundly humane comedy . . . Jailbird definitely mounts up on angelic wings—in its speed, in its sparkle, and in its high-flying intent.”—Chicago Tribune Book World “Joyously inventive . . . gleams with the loony magic Vonnegut alone can achieve.”—Cosmopolitan “Vonnegut is our great apocalyptic writer, the closest thing we’ve had to a prophet since . . . Lenny Bruce.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Vonnegut at his impressive best. . . . His imaginative leaps alone . . . are worth the price of admission. . . . His far-reaching metaphysical and cultural concerns . . . are ultimately serious and worth our contemplation.”—The Washington Post

Paperback:

9780385333900 | Dial Pr, January 1, 1999, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “[Kurt Vonnegut] has never been more satirically on-target.
9780440154730 | Reissue edition (Dell Pub Co, April 1, 1992), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Recently released from a prison for white-collar criminals, Walter Starbuck tries to rebuild the life that was ruined during the Communist witchhunt of the 1950s
9780385292801 | Reprint edition (Doubleday, September 1, 1983), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Recently released from a prison for white-collar criminals, Walter Starbuck tries to rebuild the life that was ruined during the Communist witchhunt of the 1950s

CD/Spoken Word:

9781491589465 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 14, 2015), cover price $14.99

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780394299501 | Random House, September 1, 1985, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government.

Prebinding:

9780613034319 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $14.55 | About this edition: Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart.

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookA St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2012A 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction FinalistFrom one of our most esteemed historical novelists, a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators...read more

Hardcover:

9780307378729 | Pantheon Books, February 21, 2012, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: From one of our most esteemed historical novelists, a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators.

Paperback:

9780307474650 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, January 8, 2013), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable BookA St.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781455156412 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 21, 2012), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.

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Product Description: [Read by Joe Barrett] From one of our most esteemed historical novelists comes a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators. For all the monumental documentation that Watergate generated -- uncountable volumes of committee records, court transcripts, and memoirs -- it falls at last to a novelist to perform the work of inference (and invention) that allows us to solve some of the scandal's greatest mysteries -- who did erase those eighteen-and-a-half minutes of tape? -- and to see this gaudy American catastrophe in its human entirety...read more
By Joe Barrett (narrator) and Thomas Mallon

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9781455156405 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 21, 2012), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [Read by Joe Barrett] From one of our most esteemed historical novelists comes a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators.

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Product Description: [This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.][Read by Joe Barrett] From one of our most esteemed historical novelists comes a remarkable retelling of the Watergate scandal, as seen through a kaleidoscope of its colorful perpetrators and investigators...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781455156399 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 21, 2012), cover price $118.00 | About this edition: [This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.

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Product Description: In his latest novel, universally acclaimed author James Whorton, Jr., delivers a curious Nixon-era caper of broken men and stoic runaways who learn just how much there is to gain, and lose, when you go undercover. Angela Sloan, a seemingly average teenager living in the suburbs of Washington, D...read more

Paperback:

9781451624403, titled "Angela Sloan: A Novel" | Free Pr, August 2, 2011, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: In his latest novel, universally acclaimed author James Whorton, Jr.

Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. But the humor turns dark when Vonnegut shines his spotlight on the cold hearts and calculated greed of the mighty, giving a razor-sharp edge to an unforgettable portrait of power and politics in our times.

Hardcover:

9780385286275 | Doubleday, August 1, 1979, cover price $3.98 | About this edition: Jailbird takes us into a fractured and comic, pure Vonnegut world of high crimes and misdemeanors in government—and in the heart.

Miscellaneous:

9780307757463 | Dial Pr, July 28, 2010, cover price $15.00

After Washington erupts in scandal due to the Watergate break-in, reporter Ray Hartly investigates the death of Nixon-hating Senate staffer Tom Cranston, who had asked Ray to give someone at the 'Post' a particular tape if anything happened to him.

Hardcover:

9780312878993 | 1 edition (Forge, May 1, 2002), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: After Washington erupts in scandal due to the Watergate break-in, reporter Ray Hartly investigates the death of Nixon-hating Senate staffer Tom Cranston, who had asked Ray to give someone at the 'Post' a particular tape if anything happened to him.

Miscellaneous:

9781429975605 | 1 edition (Forge, April 1, 2007), cover price $11.99

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From the world of faith to the world of show business, the theater of war to the theater of presidential politics, a novel traces one Jewish family's dramatic, often hilarious adventures on the way to the American dream. Reprint. NYT.

Hardcover:

9780316955041 | Little Brown & Co, March 1, 1985, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This evocative portrait of the American Jewish experience illustrates the clash between the 'Inside' of tradition and religion, and the 'Outside' of the glittery American dream

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9780316955294 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, November 1, 1995), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: This portrait of the American Jewish experience illustrates the clash between the 'inside' of tradition and religion, and the 'outside' of the glittery American dream

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