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Joe McGinniss
McGinniss in 1969
BornDecember 9, 1942(1942-12-09)
New York City, New York
DiedMarch 10, 2014(2014-03-10) (aged 71)
Worcester, Massachusetts
OccupationJournalist, author
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materCollege of the Holy Cross
and novels
SubjectsRichard Nixon
Jeffrey MacDonald
Sarah Palin
Notable work(s)The Selling of the President 1968
Fatal Vision
Partner(s)Nancy Doherty
ChildrenJoe McGinniss, Jr.


Joe McGinniss, Sr. (December 9, 1942 – March 10, 2014) was an American author. He wrote many books about politician such as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, and Barack Obama.

McGinniss was born in New York City. He studied at College of the Holy Cross. McGinniss died in Worcester, Massachusetts from prostate cancer, aged 71.[1]


  1. Joe McGinniss, Fatal Vision author, dies at age 71 at; published March 10, 2014; retrieved March 10, 2014