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Doug J. Swanson

Biography

Doug J. Swanson

Doug J. Swanson is a journalist and novelist. His novel BIG TOWN was a finalist for the Edgar Award and won the John Creasey Award from the British Crime Writers Association. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and has twice been named the top newspaper reporter in Texas. Swanson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and was a John S. Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University. When not writing books, he works as an investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News. He lives in Fort Worth with his family.

Doug J. Swanson

Books by Doug J. Swanson

by Doug J. Swanson - Nonfiction, True Crime

Benny Binion was an American cowboy, a casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the World Series of Poker. He had a crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas as we now know it. He ran a good business, killed his enemies and owned the cops. Through the use of once-secret government documents, Doug J. Swanson shows how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries, even J. Edgar Hoover.