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"Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt." -- Jim Bishop
James Alonzo "Jim" Bishop (November 21, 1907 – July 26, 1987) was an American journalist and author.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he dropped out of school after eighth grade. In 1923, he studied typing, shorthand and bookkeeping, and in 1929 began work as a copy boy at the New York Daily News. In 1930, he got a job as a cub reporter at New York Daily Mirror, where he worked until 1943, when he joined Collier's Magazine. He remained until 1945.

His plans to write for Hollywood producer Mark Hellinger ended with Hellinger's death. Bishop later wrote a Hellinger biography. From 1946 to 1948, he was executive editor of Liberty magazine, then became director of the literary department at the Music Corporation of America until 1951. He was then founding editor of Gold Medal Books (the juvenile division of Fawcett Publications) until 1953.In the 1950s, Bishop would do his writing at the Jersey Shore in Sea Bright, New Jersey, going back to his home in Teaneck, New Jersey on weekends to see his wife and children. In 1957, he started his column, "Jim Bishop: Reporter" with King Features Syndicate, which continued until 1983. It also landed him on the master list of Nixon political opponents.

The remainder of his career was spent writing biographical books about notable figures, and Christian-themed books. His book The Day Lincoln Was Shot was published in 1955, and became an instant best-seller. Bishop also wrote The Day Christ Died, The Day Christ Was Born, and The Day Kennedy Was Shot.

The day Lincoln Was Shot was dramatized on TV twice, first as a 1956 live special starring Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln and shown on the Ford Star Jubilee anthology series, and again as a 1998 made-for-television film starring Lance Henriksen as Lincoln. The Day Christ Died was made into a television film in 1980, starring Chris Sarandon as Jesus Christ, and Keith Michell as Pontius Pilate.

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Total Books: 43
The Golden Ham A Candid Biography of Jackie Gleason
The Day Kennedy Was Shot
2013 - The Day Kennedy Was Shot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062290595
ISBN-10: 0062290592
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

The Day Lincoln Was Shot
2013 - The Day Lincoln Was Shot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062290601
ISBN-10: 0062290606
Genre: History

The Day Christ Died
2012 - The Day Christ Died (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781610454445
ISBN-10: 1610454448
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles

Go With God A Treasury Of The Great Prayers Of All Time And All Faiths
2009 - Go with God a Treasury of the Great Prayers of All Time and All Faiths (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781104840723
ISBN-10: 1104840723

Fang  Fury A Guidebook to Vampires
2003 - Fang Fury a Guidebook to Vampires [Races of Renown] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780972675659
ISBN-10: 0972675655
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Wrath  Rage
2002 - Wrath Rage [d20 System - Races of Renown] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780971438088
ISBN-10: 0971438080
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Hell in Freeport A D20 System Adventure for Levels 10 to 12
2001 - Hell in Freeport a D20 System Adventure for Levels 10 to 12 [Hunt: Rise of Evil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780970104854
ISBN-10: 0970104855
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The Day Christ Was Born and the Day Christ Died
The Day Christ Was Born  The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life
1989 - The Day Christ Was Born the True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060607944
ISBN-10: 0060607947
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Day Christ Was Born
1986 - The Day Christ Was Born [Large Print Inspirational Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802725486
ISBN-10: 0802725481
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles

The Day Lincoln Was Shot
1985 - The Day Lincoln Was Shot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590054256
ISBN-10: 0590054252
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Day Lincoln Was Shot
1984 - Day Lincoln Was Shot (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517446492
ISBN-10: 0517446499
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Substores
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Birth of the United States
1976 - The Birth of the United States (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780688030063
ISBN-10: 0688030068
Genre: History
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

1975 - Fdr S Last Year (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671800772
ISBN-10: 0671800779
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

FDR's last year April 1944-April 1945
1975 - Fdr's Last Year April 1944-april 1945 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780246107633
ISBN-10: 0246107634
Genre: History

1974 - Newsweek Condensed Books [Contemporary Nonfiction Books] (Hardcover)
The Days of Martin Luther King Jr
1971 - The Days of Martin Luther King Jr (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399101953
ISBN-10: 0399101950

A Bishop's confession
A Bishop's Confession (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780316096690
ISBN-10: 0316096695
Genre: History