An extraordinary biography of the legendary screen star Marilyn Monroe (originally published in 1973) by Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, was the first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. This book is a New York Times Best Seller.
Hard charging capitalist MAGGIE DUNBAR is sent to a small town to oversee the sale of its last source of jobs and income, a rustbelt factory. But soon Maggie finds herself being wooed by the local crusading newspaper editor and the townies themselves, which beckons a crisis in her life — which to put first, people or money?
You are a U.S. Army Military Intelligence trainee. Following Army M.I. protocol, you are sent on a training exercise to a city you've never visited before and ordered to surveil a public person ('public persons' having little recourse if their privacy is invaded). You are assigned to surveil Marilyn Monroe. It is early August, 1962, and you are destined to witness her murder.