All-American Murder

All-American Murder

The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers' Row

Large Print - 2018
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Presents a detailed account of the Aaron Hernandez case, drawing on investigative reports, first-person accounts, and previously untold stories to share insights into the youth, fame, imprisonment, and suicide of the NFL star-turned-convicted murderer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Characteristics: 492 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Edition: Large print edition, First edition
ISBN: 9780316412667
Call Number: LP 364.152309 PATTERSON


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In Patterson's page turning style, a detailed account of the Aaron Hernandez case, drawing on investigative reports, first-person accounts, and previously untold stories to share insights into the youth, fame, imprisonment, and suicide of the NFL star-turned-convicted murderer.

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Jul 14, 2019

Huge sports fan and huge reading fan. Loved this book!

Mar 25, 2019

Unbelievable. The first and only book so far I've literally torn through from cover to cover, overnight, and at breakneck speed, at that. If anything, P. sheds much light - however dark - on one of the most disturbed and unsavory icons of our age, not to mention what precisely is wrong with America and its scurrilously homicidal "King-of-the-Mountain" producing media...

Feb 06, 2019

Fascinating read. Seemed anti Patterson, but informative on Hernandez and the culture that shaped him. As a follow-up, would recommend listening to the recent podcast "Gladiator" by the Boston Globe as well.

Dec 03, 2018

As usual, Patterson writes prolifically. In this case he sheds light on the mysterious life of a truly great ,albeit tragic, athlete. I almost didn't want to read the book because I knew it would be unsettling emotionally. Having said that, I confess that I couldn't put the book down. The greatest take away that I gained from reading the book is its uncovering of the revealing truth inside of football and the lengths that teams and their owners, coaches, etc. go to in order to hide the truth. A willingness to look the other way when it clearly benefits the team at the expense of the wellness of individual players is the real crime!

Aug 19, 2018

Such a sad story. Spoiler alert, I never knew about his family life and death of his dad. Just thought he was in gangs. He did a lot of bad choices, while playing hat a high level of competition. Easy read book, want to keep turning pages to find out what happened next. Thoughts go out to the victims and families. Good book.

Aug 13, 2018

I am a huge true crime reader, and of course I love Ann Rule (R.I.P) books, but since I have read almost every one of her books, my husband who is a James Patterson fan saw this book and convinced me to read it. I could not put it down, I read it in 1 day. I stayed up all night. I knew the story from ESPN, local news, and Sports Illistrated, and was blown away by the well written works of the authors. It made it real in a way by the authors doing his back story. I feel for the families involved all the way around. I hope that his daughter gets a well rounded and wonderful upbringing. I have to say I may read other Patterson books when I run out of true crime authors that I like.

Jul 16, 2018

I agree with previous commenters who have said they knew little about Hernandez of her than what appeared on the national news. I appreciated this book for clearly and simply explaining who Hernandez was growing up, where he came from and how hish circumstances contributed to the many unfortunate decisions he made as an adult.

It is sadly obvious that the wheels had started to come off the bus even before he attended Florida. The culture of permissiveness surrounding the Florida football program enabled his increasingly dangerous behavior, and returning to New England to play pro ball put him right back in the circumstances that endangered him to begin with.

I had to chuckle when it was pointed out that Hernandez particularly enjoyed reading James Patterson books while incarcerated. I am not sure I would have been bragging on that, if I were Patterson.

Jun 20, 2018

Am not a football fan. Too much football. Read very little He was a criminal thug.

May 07, 2018

Surprisingly good. I am not a huge sports fan but I enjoyed reading about this.

Mar 30, 2018

i had heard thru news media about some of this story while it was happening and did not expect to be so captivated by this book. i kept having to remind myself that this was not one of the fictional crime novels that i usually read, but this was real! very well written!

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