Timothy M. Gay’s Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle designated a Main Selection of the Military Book Club. Library Journal’s starred review calls it a “readable and informative account of the early careers of five highly esteemed American journalists who willingly faced incredible danger on the European front of World War II to deliver unflinching eyewitness battleground news. . . Gay’s concise research and the use of his subjects’ personal papers, diaries, and letters provide an unsentimental yet emotionally compelling tale …. an inspirational read.”
Paul Dickson’s Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick back to press one week after publication. Called “immensely appealing” by The Wall Street Journal.
Steve Kemper’s interview with Biblioklept about A Labyrinth of Kingdoms: 10,000 Miles through Islamic Africa
Steven Coonts’s thriller, Pirate Alley, scheduled for publication March 2013. The book is the latest in Coonts’s New York Times bestselling series featuring Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini.
Major film option for Curtis Wilkie’s The Fall of the House of Zeus. The book was a finalist for the Southern Independent Booksellers Association Award.
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Jay Rubenstein, MacArthur Fellow and associate professor of medieval history at the University of Tennessee, received a starred Publishers Weekly review for Armies of Heaven: the First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse. The author gives us a “rich harvest of legends and writings from the period….a heady mix of soldiers and prophets, militants and supplicants, weaving it all into a wonderfully readable account that puts flesh on the story. A satisfying and highly recommended read in every respect.” Publishers Weekly
Scott Wallace, author of The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon’s Last Uncontacted Tribes. Featured by the Manhattan Public Library as one of their “Good Books We’ve Been Reading.”
Nina Burleigh’s The Fatal Gift of Beauty chronicles the epic trials of Amanda Knox. Kirkus calls the book a “powerful assessment of a tragic crime and its disastrous aftermath.”
Jack Hurst talks about his new book, Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest–Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, Vimeo. And “Shelf Life” (book blog of the Memphis Commercial Appeal) says Born to Battle provides a “sociological and psychological context, and a smooth, real-time, narrative.” Full entry here: The Shelf Life
Kirkus calls Willard Randall’s Ethan Allen: His Life & Times “the definitive biography of the frontier hero and founder of Vermont…authoritative, vivid…colorful, well-written and nuanced.” Read the full review
Bestselling thriller writer Nelson DeMille declares Charles McCain’s An Honorable German “a truly epic and stirring tale of war, love, and the sea. An Honorable German is a remarkable debut novel by a writer who has done his homework so well that it seems he was an eyewitness to the history he portrays in such vivid detail. An original and surprising look at World War II from the other side.” Discover the facts at McCain’s website