Welcome to my author website, which contains the latest information about my non-fiction writings, which started with a biography of the actress Jean Arthur in 1997, published by Limelight Editions. The year 2014 saw publication of two new books: American Queen, a biography of Kate Chase, a Civil War-era socialite and political hostess; and An All-American Murder, about a notorious cold case homicide in Columbus, Ohio in 1975. The former, published by Da Capo Press, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites, and the latter is a free e-book available on Scribd as well as Google Books. My latest book, published in November 2016 by Da Capo, is a biography of American Revolutionary war hero and guerrilla fighter Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox.” He was the subject of a Walt Disney television series in the late 1950s-early 1960s and the inspiration for the Mel Gibson film "The Patriot."
My current project is a book about the influential early 20th century white shoe lawyers of Wall Street, to be published in March 2019 by Dutton, a division of Penguin Random House. The title is "White Shoe: How a New Breed of Wall Street Lawyers Changed Big Business--and the American Century."
Thank you for visiting! - John
BY JOHN OLLER
“In White Shoe, John Oller traces America’s earliest super lawyers, hard-charging Wall Streeters who tilted history in the building of the Panama Canal, the birth of gargantuan American businesses, and the pursuit of world peace. A riveting portrayal of the swaggering advocates who deftly pulled the most important strings while raking in the biggest fees.”
—David O. Stewart, author of The Summer of 1787 and Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy
by John Oller
"Not only a new Francis Marion, but a new American Revolution emerges from these riveting pages. Best of all, John Oller has performed this feat with solid, totally convincing research. This is a book that every American will learn from—and enjoy."
—Thomas Fleming, bestselling author of The Great Divide
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