YOSSI MELMAN: Spies, by Yossi Melman and Eitan Habber, has for over 40 weeks been on the best seller list of the Ha’aretz Newspaper in Israel. This is Yossi Melman’s second best selling book, the previous book Every Spy a Prince co-authored with CBS anchor Dan Raviv, was on the Best Seller List of the New York Times for 15 weeks in 1991. Published in thirty countries, it was translated into ten languages. It was a best seller in Israel, Russia, Poland and several other countries. Melman has written six other books on terrorism and covert diplomacy and publishers articles in major international newspapers including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and The Guardian. Yossi Melman is regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on Israel’s intelligence operations. His new non-fiction book The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran, written with Meir Javedanfar, was published in April 2007 by publishers Carroll and Graff and in paperback by Basic Books in February 2008.
KEN MCADAMS: Ken McAdams became a US Marine Officer during the Vietnam War and joined the famous “Black Sheep” Squadron. After the war he joined Pan Am and became the youngest division Chief Pilot in Pan Am history and became the personal pilot to Pan Am Founder. He has broken 3 World Records and established one other. Ken McAdams has been writing all his life. Bon Courage is the first of a series of three books in a series. It is a charming narrative nonfiction telling the story of how he and his new wife in their 60’s, embarked on their honeymoon to a charming peaceful village near Toulouse,France, where they find themselves buying a medieval house. Bon Courage recounts the trials and tribulations of renovating a house in a foreign country and not speaking the language. Published by Moyer Bell.
MARTIN DUFFY: Martin Duffy is an author and filmaker living in Berlin. He is the author of a number of non-fiction books published by major publishing houses. He is also an award-winning filmmaker, writer and director. Vagabond; the Rock N' Roll Life and Times of Tony Sheridan, is the only comprehensive biography of the man known as the "Fifth Beatle" and also "the teacher" by Sir Paul McCartney. Martin had exclusive access to Tony Sheridan.
RIAZ ILAHI: Riaz is a foreign language teacher, an award winning artist and business owner in Michigan where his is a well known figure in the Muslim community. He has lived in the United States for over 30 years, and has travelled back and forth to Pakistan for many years, having dual nationality. His beautifully and sensitively written memoir, A Life Like Hours, tells his tragic love story spanning across two continents, that of Pakistan and America.
DAN BROWN: Dan Brown was born in Philadelphia, but moved to New York to attend NYU Film School. In 2003, he became the first person ever to go directly from NYU to the New York City Teaching Fellows. His memoir, The Great Expectations School, is a searing account of that year in one of New york City's toughest elementary schools. It is a powerful, heartbreaking story that challenges the image of inner city schools and the children that populate them - a humanistic, humorous, and honest account by an accomplished young writer. Dan Brown's memoir, The Great Expectations School, was published in August 2007 by Arcade Publishing to high acclaim both in the New York Times and Newsweek. The paperback version was published in 2008.
RICHARD SKIPPER: Richard Skipper is a popular award winning and critically acclaimed entertainer, theater historian and pop culture blogger. He has conducted over 600 interviews for his daily blog celebrating people in the arts and also on-stage interviews with the original Dolly, Carol Channing, Ron Young and Peggy Pope. His book, Call on Dolly; Celebrating Fifty Years of Hello, Dolly!, highlights this landmark musical over the decades. This is THE book for fans of this musical whohave been waiting since the show’s opening, 50 years ago. There is no better time for a book celebrating one of the most successful musicals to hit the shelves, than now.
DAVE WATERS WITH WILLIAM HARMENING: Moments in Courage is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of The Second World War, whichremains one of America’s tmost defining period. Those who that fought that war, as well as those who supported it with their labor back home, are now commonly referred to as “the greatest generation”. The book includes 700 high quality photos taken by or compiled by Staff Sergeant Louis A. Waters, father of the book’s author, and a Marine combat photographer who participated in a number of campaigns capturing these photos. William Harmening is a published author of numerous books and a professor of forensic psychology.
MESHAL AL_SABAH: Meshal Al_Sabah, a royal prince from a Middle East ruling family, a diplomat and journalist. Inspired by Barack Obama's philosophy and the objectives the US President sets out in his biographies, Meshal’s ultimate dream and driving force is the creation of a better world. The Family is a portrait of his family, but a metaphor, too, of the family of Muslim nations and the brotherhood of man.
AARON HASS: Aaron Hass has been a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine for over 25 years. He has written six books, which have been translated and published in 17 countries. In the Shadow of the Holocaust: The Second Generation was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Another book, The Aftermath: Living with the Holocaust was a Co-Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Professor Hass’ most recent work, Doing the Right Thing: Cultivating your Moral Intelligence was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award. His new book Inside Therapy is now available through Langtons International Agency.
MICHAEL HILL: Michael Hill is a media trained journalist, a 20 year veteran public speaker and business entrepreneur. He regularly conducts business development and project management classes and he's also a contributor to the Washington Post and other mass media outlets. Cannibal Capitalism follows Michael Hill’s intellectual journey from losing a net worth of more than $40 million in the 2007-9 economic collapse to reassessing the operation of America’s capitalist system. Published by John Wiley and Sons November 2011.
GRACE PUNDYK: Writer, editor, award-winning photographer, and author of 10 travel and photographic books, Grace Pundyk has traveled the world to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of the honey bees. This story of her journey is involving, surprising, occasionally disturbing and often very funny. The Honey Spinner published by Murdoch Books in Australia/New Zealand. U.S. Published by St. Martin's Press in October 2010 as The Honey Trail.
ANDRZEJ KRAKOWSKI: Professor of film at The City of New York Film School, Andrzej Krakowski is the producer and/or director of over 50 films many of them made to make a difference, including the iconic Looking for Palladin, Triumph of Spirit, and Genghis Khan, and the Emmy nominated television series, We are New York. Pollywood, his best selling book in Polish, traces the of part that Poles have played in making the Hollywood film industry the force it is today from its early inception.
LELAND BOBBE: Half-Drag is multi-award winning New York photographer Leland Bobbe's latest project that captures both the female and male sides of New York City drag queens where his subjects pose halfway in drag. Leland goes beyond the picture and interviews them to find out how they feel to be dressed in drag. Half-Drag went viral when images were released on the web. Leland has photographic shows throughout the world.
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