God of the Rodeo

Paperback $19.00

Ballantine Books | Oct 05, 1999 | 304 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9780345435538

  • Paperback$19.00

    Ballantine Books | Oct 05, 1999 | 304 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | ISBN 9780345435538

  • Ebook$11.99

    Ballantine Books | Feb 09, 2011 | 304 Pages | ISBN 9780307765864

Praise

"A fascinating descent into the hell of one of America’s most notorious prisons, God of the Rodeo offers a surprising and humane portrait of the men trapped in a horror beyond imagining."
–JOHN BERENDT
   Author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

"A STORY OF SUCH ELOQUENCE AND BRUTALITY THAT, FROM TIME TO TIME, I SIMPLY HAD TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN AND THINK ABOUT WHAT I’D JUST READ. MAGNIFICENT!"
–SEBASTIAN JUNGER
   Author of The Perfect Storm

"Chilling and heartbreaking . . . A vivid, ambitious, and ferociously reported book that reads like a novel . . . Even people who know something about prison rodeos will find it hard not to be caught up in the richly etched lives he discovers behind the ghoulish pageantry. . . . Bergner’s rich, probing and compassionate book is a rare look at both the physical and spiritual world on the other side of the bars. . . . An eloquent and valuable book."
–The New York Times Book Review

"BERGNER’S PROSE IS POWERFUL, AT ONCE JOURNALISTIC AND PERSONAL. HE ROMANTICIZES NEITHER THE PRISONERS NOR THEIR KEEPERS."
–USA Today

"ASTONISHING . . . REMARKABLE . . . BREATHLESS STORYTELLING."
–The San Diego Union-Tribune

"COMPELLING . . . A HARROWING YET HUMANE BOOK."
–The New York Times

"ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING BOOKS PUBLISHED IN YEARS."
–LARRY KING

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