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The Ascension of Jerry – reviews and blurbage to date of the true-crime creeper about the little North Hollywood wuss who dared to outlast a murder corporation in irascible Los Angeles 1979

October 1st, 2012 · No Comments

– “In Chip Jacobs true-crime, The Ascension of Jerry, we are whisked back to LA’s Kodachrome world of the Seventies. Through the eyes of the protagonist, Jerry, the “bright colors and greens of summer” quickly change to the real life black-and-whites of mayhem and murder. But, this is not just another Hollywood Whodunit. In the […]

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A genteel discussion about the bloody education of Jerry Schneiderman

August 13th, 2012 · No Comments

My July 2012 appearance on the “Connie Martinson Talks Books” show discussing my latest book, The Ascension of Jerry: Murder, Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman. The woman knows her stuff — and does her homework like few others. As for me, well, you be the judge. YouTube link. 

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Tags: assassination · Chip Jacobs · Jerry Schneiderman · murder for hire · Murder triangle · The Ascension of Jerry

My desert Island books

August 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

My cherished college, the University of Southern California, was gracious enough to feature me in their alumni magazine about my favorite books. I let it rip below, with humble apologies to so many brilliant writers — T.C. Boyle, Ernest Hemingway, John Irving, Mary Carr — that don’t make my little list. Give me an archipelago […]

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Tags: Favorite literature · Hitmen and the Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman · Jerry Schneiderman · Late-1970s America · Los Angeles History · Miracle Mile · murder for hire · Murder triangle · Uncategorized

Governor Jerry Brown Can Do More to Green Up California

May 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Anyone following the listing giant we call California might have noticed that the Chicken Littles have once again hoarded the microphones for their narrative of downsized expectations. Except for taxes and pensions, few subjects leave them as screechy as the bottomless environmental ethic they blame for pushing demoralized residents out of state in search of common sense, […]

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Tags: environment · EPA · global warming · Jerry Schneiderman · Murder triangle · Smogtown · Smogtown book · The Ascension of Jerry: Murder · William Burke

“Ascension of Jerry” coverage and miscellaneous May linkage

May 26th, 2012 · No Comments

“Jerry Schneiderman: The Rabble-Rouser you’ve never head about but should know” - L.A. Weekly, May 22, 2012 Author Q&A Jerry Schneiderman was not your ordinary real estate developer. For years, he was a rabble rouser who took on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after tunneling for the Red Line subway collapsed parts of Hollywood Boulevard. ”You […]

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Finally, I’m proud to announce the release of THE ASCENSION OF JERRY: Murder, Hitmen and The Making of L.A. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman (Vireo/Rare Bird Books)

March 25th, 2012 · No Comments

    Bumbling hitmen. Burning corpses. A threatened son. Life in hiding. Jerry Schneiderman’s orderly world evaporated when his business partner was executed by an assassin in 1979 Los Angeles, and the buzzard-eyed ringleader came for him. Though the killers behind the murder-for-hire corporation were nabbed, the trauma annihilated Jerry’s family and strip-mined his trust. […]

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