McGinniss moved next door to Sarah Palin's house for a most unauthorized biography of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, "The Rogue."
McGinniss was a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1968 when he was allowed access to the Nixon campaign. In 1979 he was a columnist for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner when he investigated and wrote about former Green Beret MacDonald.
The tall, talkative McGinniss had early dreams of becoming a sports reporter and wrote books about soccer, horse racing and travel.
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