- London Briefcase, Part II: What the Agents Are Bringing to the Fair
ICM With Curtis Brown agents handling ICM’s foreign rights, its highlights include Jennifer Egan’s new novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad (Knopf, June), about an aging punk rocker turned music executive and the troubled woman who works for him
- Spinning Disney's World: Memories of a Magic Kingdom Press Agent
Author Ridgway spent four decades pushing Disney on millions of consumers worldwide, and this collection of "war stories" from the front lines of perhaps the biggest marketing success in history brims with insider info, but without once betraying the Disney name.
- Women Who Risk: Secret Agents for Jesus in the Muslim World
Married American pastors Tom (Killing Christians) and JoAnn Doyle offer a middling collection of stories about Muslims who have converted to Christianity.
- The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents
Historian Butterworth (Pompeii: The Living City ) makes a first-rate addition to the growing list of books dealing with terrorism's origins and history.
- Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense: An Academic and a Literary Agent Explain
Students, textbook authors, and publishers have reason to look forward to a growing demand for electronic textbooks.
- The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia's Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad
Moscow-based investigative journalists Soldatov and Borogan (The Red Web) give an absorbing account of Russian governments’ attempts to “use the Russian émigré community to achieve their goals to neutralize any potential dangers posed by Russians abroad.”
- The Queen's Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England
British historian Cooper’s biography of Elizabethan spymaster Francis Walsingham is as thrilling and suspenseful as any modern spy novel.
- God's Agents: Queen Elizabeth's Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot
As historian Hogge points out in this sometimes dry and sometimes lively popular religious history, the impulse to return Catholicism to England in the latter part of the 16th century arose with the establishment of the Anglican Church.
- The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
In December 2009, members of al-Qaeda infiltrated the CIA’s Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan and succeeded in killing seven agency operatives.
- The Hunt for the Engineer: How Israeli Agents Tracked the Hamas Master Bomber
One of the bloodiest and most feared terrorists in the history of the Middle East, Yehiya Ayyash ("the Engineer") got his start in electronic engineering, innocuously monkeying about with family radios and TV sets.
- Agents in My Brain: How I Survived Manic Depression
Hannon is brave indeed to have written this memoir of his struggle with the manic depression which has afflicted him since high school.
- God's Double Agent: The True Story of a Chinese Christian's Fight for Freedom
Fu was raised by a mother who begged for food in Chinese country villages during Mao Zedong's "Great Leap Forward."
- Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away
Journalist Hagedorn (The Invisible Soldiers) unearths the little-known story of Soviet spy George Koval (1913–2006) in this doggedly researched account.
- The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents
Owens's conversion inspired the formation of Britain's Twenty Committee (aka XX or Double Cross), which controlled the messages sent by double agents, as well as the country's systematic policy of using German intelligence agents for deception.
- Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President
Emmett's engaging account is a reminder of the constant threats this esteemed agency faces and the effort each agent puts into their work.