Search - List of Books by Fredric Alan Maxwell
Fredric Alan Maxwell is a Missoula, Montana-based writer whose work has been widely-published, including pieces in Newsweek, Harper's, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. He is the author of Bad Boy Ballmer: The Man Who Rules Microsoft an unauthorized biography of Steve Ballmer (Morrow, 2002; HarperBusiness, 2003) which has been translated into six languages. While researching that book, Maxwell was not only investigated by Microsoft, but by the US Secret Service, the latter clearing him of a bogus charge of making a threat against George W. Bush (see New York Times, Spooked, April 27, 2003). He claimed, rightly, that "A pretzel is more of a threat to Bush than I am," and told the Secret Service that he was last in the White House for a press conference in the East Room, where he observed that "Hillary doesn't photograph well. She looks better in person." After reading the article, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sent Maxwell a handwritten fan letter, which the Washington Post reported her as writing, "Dear Mr. Maxwell: I vouched for you with the Secret Service. Anyone who thinks I look better in person is a true patriot, albeit myopic." Maxwell has described himself as a 'library activist', has testified three times before congress about public access to our national Library of Congress, and has had several articles published in magazines and newspapers in support of libraries, along with being profiled in The New Yorker as "Bookworm."
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