Search - List of Books by Bruce B. Henderson
Bruce Henderson (born in Oakland, California), also known as Bruce B. Henderson, is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books. He is a member of the Authors Guild and American Society of Journalists and Authors, and has taught reporting and writing courses at four California universities, including USC School of Journalism and Stanford University. After service in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger during the Vietnam War, and following college on the G.I. Bill, he worked as a reporter for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and a magazine staff editor at New West and California Magazine. His writing has appeared in periodicals such as Smithsonian Magazine ("Cook vs. Peary", April 2009), Esquire, Playboy and Reader's Digest. One of his early books, And the Sea Will Tell, written with Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, was a #1 New York Times hardcover bestseller and highly-rated CBS miniseries. "The book succeeds on all counts," reported the Los Angeles Times. "The final pages are some of the most suspenseful in trial literature." Henderson co-authored the autobiography of brother vintners Ernest Gallo and Julio Gallo, as well as Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown, the memoirs of one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, Gordon Cooper. Henderson's 2005 book, True North: Peary, Cook, and The Race to the Pole, examined the ongoing controversy as to which explorer reached the North Pole first: Robert Peary in 1909 or Frederick Cook in 1908. Publishers Weekly commented: "This adventure yarn delivers as both a cautionary tale and a fitting memorial to polar exploration." In 2006, Henderson co-authored A Scientist's Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality, the autobiography of African-American theoretical physicist Ronald Mallett which has been purchased by director Spike Lee for a feature film. Henderson's latest book, Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War, was published by Harper in June 2010. It is the story of U.S. Navy pilot Dieter Dengler, who was shot down over Laos in January 1966 and escaped from a Pathet Lao POW camp six months later. Henderson and Dengler served together on the aircraft carrier Ranger in 1965—66.
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