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Books & Collections
Amisu, Elizabeth:

Bush, Michael, The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson (California: Insight Editions, 2012)
Campbell, Lisa D., Michael Jackson: The King of Pop’s Darkest Hour, (Boston: Branden, 1994)
Fast, Susan:

Fischer, Mary A., Was Michael Jackson Framed? The Untold Story That Brought Down a Superstar (CreateSpace, 2012)
Greenburg, Zack O’Malley, Michael Jackson, Inc. (Atria, 2014)
Healy, Andy, Michael Jackson 101: The Greatest Songs; Michael Jackson 101: The Remixes; Michael Jackson 101: The Short Films (Andy Healy, 2013) <> [accessed 1 July 2014]
Hughes, G., Redemption: The Truth Behind the Michael Jackson Child Molestation Allegations (Branch & Vine, 2004)
Jones, Aphrodite, Michael Jackson Conspiracy (iUniverse, 2007)
Jefferson, Margo, On Michael Jackson (Pantheon, 2006)
King, Jason, Michael Jackson Treasures (Becker & Mayer, 2009)
Kirkland, Douglas, Michael Jackson: The Making of ‘Thriller’: 4 Days/1983 (Filipacchi, 2010)
Manning, Harriet J., Michael Jackson and the Blackface Mask (Ashgate, 2013)
Smith, Janice L., (ed.) Michael Jackson, King of Pop: A Celebration of the Life of Michael Jackson 1958-2009 (Memorial Program, 2009)
Moriarty, Karen, Defending A King – His Life and Legacy (Outskirts Press, 2012)
Smit, Christopher R. (ed.), Michael Jackson: Grasping the Spectacle (Ashgate, 2012)
Stillwater, Willa:
M Poetica: Michael Jackson’s Art of Connection and Defiance (Kindle, 2011, 2013)
– ‘Rereading Michael Jackson’ (MJFC, 2011) <> [accessed 17 June 2014]
Swedien, Bruce,In the Studio with Michael Jackson (Hal Leonard, 2009)
Vogel, Joseph:

White, Armond, Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles (Resistance Works, 2010)
Woodward, Susan, Otherness and Power: Michael Jackson and His Media Critics (Blackmore, 2014)