- Headless Horsemen: A Tale of Chemical Colts, Subprime Sales Agents, and the Last Kentucky Derby on Steroids
The book is a subjective combination of memoir, recent horse-racing history and rant at the use of steroids, “subprime” sales agents and the tradition-laden powers who oversee the horse business, known as “the Dinnies.”
- Frankfurt Book Fair 2011: U.K. Publishers, Agents Plan a New Literary Prize
Explicitly aiming a barb at the Man Booker Prize, a group of publishers and agents with Andrew Kidd of Aitken Alexander as its spokesman has announced a new literary award, to be called the Literature Prize, “to establish a clear and uncompromising standard of excellence”.
- SOUTHERN LADY, YANKEE SPY: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy
The title of this groundbreaking and altogether remarkable biography effectively summarizes it.
- Agents of Treachery: Breathtaking, Never Before Published Spy Fiction from Today’s Most Exciting Writers
Astonishingly, as mystery maestro Penzler points out in his cogent introduction, “there has never been, until now, a collection of original stories devoted” to spy fiction.
- It Happened in the Catskills: An Oral History in the Words of Busboys, Bellhops, Guests, Proprietors, Comedians, Agents, and Others Who Lived It
An oral history of the good old days, when the Catskills served as a training ground for Broadway.
- Death Rays, Jet Packs, Stunts & Supercars: The Fantastic Physics of Film's Most Celebrated Secret Agent
Film lovers shudder when they think about the scene in Goldfinger where James Bond is strapped to a metal table as a laser slowly cutting it in two inches toward him.
- Benjamin Franklin Takes the Case: The American Agent Investigates Murder in the Dark Byways of London
Benjamin Franklin utilizes some of his reknowned skillsand some of his lesser-known oneswhen he adroitly investigates a series of murders that occur while he is on a diplomatic mission to London in 1757.
- Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America's Most Powerf
``Organized crime is not a thing of honor,'' we're reminded by Fresolone, a former member of the Bruno-Scarfo family, which ran the underworld in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and other parts of New Jersey.
- Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America S Biggest Corruption Bust
True crime narratives don’t get much more suspenseful than Hake’s account of his covert work to expose the endemic corruption in the Chicago court system.
- Perfect Spy: The Incredible Double Life of Pham Xuan An, Time Magazine Reporter and Vietnamese Communist Agent
Historian Berman (Lyndon Johnson's War ) draws on several years of interviews with Pham Xuan An before his death in 2006 for this engaging biography of the Time reporter who spied for North Vietnam throughout the Vietnam War.
- Friendly Fire: The Remarkable Story of a Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq, Rescued by an Italian Secret Service Agent, and Shot by U.S. F
In 2004, Sgrena, a reporter for a Communist paper in Italy covering the plight of war-torn Falluja, was kidnapped by Iraqi insurgents, held for a month and released safely-only to be fired upon by U.S. forces guarding the road to the airport.
- RACE AGAINST EVIL: The Secret Missions of the Interpol Agent Who Tracked the World's Most Sinister Criminals—A Real-Life Drama
With all the style and tension of Clive Cussler, Bannon tells the tale of how he was recruited and trained as a "cleaner"—tracking down, interrogating and "eliminating" child pornographers who his boss at Interpol had determined were beyond the reach of other law enforcement agencies.
- The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge
Continuing in the vein of The Pinball Effect, his unconventional history of technological change, Burke offers 20 new historical "story lines" that attempt to demonstrate the interactive, often serendipitous connections among ideas, events, people and innovations.
- The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent
British historian Hutchinson (Young Henry) successfully describes how phenomenal self-preservation instincts and a highly unstable royal court allowed a man who stole the crown to become a royal spy.
- The Making of a Bestseller: Success Stories from Authors and the Editors, Agents, and Booksellers Behind Them
As publishing industry insiders know, there is no way to guarantee a book will be a bestseller.