JEff Guinn

JEff Guinn

Cleburne Reads, a program bringing notable authors to Cleburne, resumes Monday with a visit from Jeff Guinn.

The event, which is free,  takes place 6:30 p.m. at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St.

To register for tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/author-jeff-guinn-tickets-205078644747.

Guinn, former Fort Worth Star-Telegram books editor, will discuss his latest book, “War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers and an American Invasion.” The book details Pancho Villa and Gen. Pershing.

Guinn will be on hand to sign and sell copies of that and his other books.

Also an award winning investigative journalist, Guinn won the 2016 TCU Texas Book Award and is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.

Guinn has also penned books on Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Manson and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral among other topics.

“I’ve seen Mr. Guinn speak other places and on interviews and he’s always very interesting and informative,” Library Manager Tina Dunham said. “So we are fortunate to secure an author of this caliber. He is a bestselling author whose books have been the basis for film documentaries. His subjects are antiheroes that intrigue us to want to know the what and the why of their lives.”

Dunham added that Guinn writes western fiction and other works in addition to his non-fiction books.

Dunham encouraged residents to register for tickets early.

“We’ve had quite a lot of interest in his appearance already,” Dunham said. “His work appeals to anyone interested in a good story and especially anyone interested in history not to mention the many topics he’s covered on significant people for good or bad such as Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Manson, Jim Jones to people like Henry Ford.

“His new book, “War on the Border,” is really great in that there’s a lot of history on Mexico and the border and the military and in how a lot of what went on back then is still relevant today as it relates to relations between the U.S. and Mexico.”

A grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services made Guinn’s appearance possible.

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