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Don Winslow

Born in New York in 1953 and raised in Rhode Island, it was Winslow's interest in news that brought him to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's journalism program in 1971. Like many students, he switched gears in mid-college, pursuing African history as part of the University Studies program and graduating in 1975. After holding a number of odd jobs in various locations, Winslow enrolled in graduate school, receiving his UN-L master's degree in military history in 1982.

Winslow's "odd jobs" included a stint with a detective agency, free-lance investigative work, and consulting as a private detective. Perhaps these experiences along with life as a graduate student lead to the creation of his first novel, Cool Breeze on the Underground, published in 1991. The book features Neal Carey, a private investigator and graduate student, with a mystery to solve.

A more recent connection with Nebraska and with his interest in military history, Winslow and UN-L professor, Peter Maslowski, published a University of Nebraska Press book in late 2005 entitled Looking for a Hero: Staff Sergeant Joe Ronnie Hooper and the Vietnam War.

[ Note: Thriller writer Don Winslow, with his Nebraska connections, is NOT the Don Winslow who writes erotica, and who frequently comes up cross-referenced with this Don Winslow in searches on services such as Amazon.com. That Don Winslow, which is a pseudonym for the author's actual name, hails from Pennsylvania, and has no connection to this Don Winslow! ]

(Additional information about Don Winslow can be found at the following Web sites:)


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A Cool Breeze on the Underground
[1991]

A Neal Carey mystery.
In production for a 2008/9 movie release.

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The Trail to Buddha's Mirror
[1992]

A Neal Carey mystery.

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Way Down on the High Lonely
[1993]

A Neal Carey mystery.

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A Long Walk Up the Water Slide
[1994]

A Neal Carey mystery.

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While Drowning in the Desert
[1996]

A Neal Carey mystery.

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The Death and Life of Bobby Z.
[1997]

2007 Movie Adaptation [IMDb entry]

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California Fire and Life
[1999]

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The Power of the Dog
[2005]

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Looking for a Hero
[2005]

Co-Written with UN-L professor Peter Maslowski. Not currently owned by the Lincoln City Libraries.

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The Winter of Frankie Machine
[2006]

In production as a 2013 motion picture.

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The Dawn Patrol
[2008]

The first Boone Daniels novel.
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Savages
[2010]

Adapted into a 2012 motion picture.
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Satori
[2011]

A novel based on Trevanian's "Shibumi".
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The Gentlemen's Hour
[2011]

The second Boone Daniels novel.
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The Kings of Cool
[2011]

Prequel to Savages.

posted to the web March 2006 sdc / last updated August 2012 sdc

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