The following are selected agreements negotiated by The Roger Williams Agency…
From, Martin King and Michael Collins, the writing team who penned VOICES FROM THE BULGE and other military history narratives, LOST VOICES OF AMERICA’S GREAT WAR are the untold stories from some of the veterans and civilians who fought, and lived, through the horror and aftermath of these eventful months that launched America into a global power, to Lyons Press.
THE COLOR OF VALOR Black Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients In American Military History In a thoroughly incisive and elegantly written history, Robert F. Jefferson, Military History professor from the University of New Mexico, reconstructs the heroic stories and dramatic exploits of African Americans who earned the nation’s highest award for valor while defending American principles of liberty on the battlefields from the American Civil War through the United States wars on Terror, to Lyons Press.
Joan C. Williams, co-author of WHAT WORKS FOR WOMEN AT WORK, and authority on social inequality, presents WHITE WORKING CLASS, an enlightening, and vivid portrait of the stunning successes of populist movements and how they are transforming politics to Harvard Business Review Press.
From Larry Schweikart, co-author of PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, and Senior Editor at Breibart News, Joel Pollak, HOW TRUMP WON: The Inside Story of a Revolution to Regnery.
SAIGON BOY, a candid, recondite slice of fourteen-year-old Les Arbuckle’s experience at the American Community School during the critical months in 1963 when events would, quite literally, ignite in downtown Saigon to Mango.
The debut work from Early American historian, Al Zambone, host of the popular-audience podcast “Historically Thinking”, a biography of one of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan: Pioneer, Soldier, Hero to Westholme.
THE REST IS HISTORY and ONCE AGAIN TO ZELDA author Marlene Wagman-Geller’s STILL I RISE: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women, biographical vignettes of the women whose lives brought them to their knees-but refused to give up; a three-book deal to Mango.
From Ian Johnson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security Studies at the University of Texas at Austin comes THE FAUSTIAN PACT: The Secret Soviet-German Military Alliance in the Interwar Period this remarkable groundbreaking complete history of the secret pact that led to the Second World War to Oxford University Press
Applying skills developed over 40 years of international security analysis, Philip Padgett presents ADVOCATING OVERLORD: How the Allies’ Commitment to D-Day was Sealed, delivering new insights into the remarkable story of how determined advocates won the Allies’ commitment to the strategy that liberated Western Europe in World War II to University of Nebraska’s Potomac Press.
Albert Gallatin was to Thomas Jefferson what Alexander Hamilton was to George Washington. From internationally known tax expert and former Supreme Court law clerk Gregory May, comes FINANCIAL FOUNDER: Albert Gallatin and Jefferson’s America a major new biography of the remarkable immigrant who launched the fiscal policies that shaped the early republic and the future of American politics to Regnery History.
From Martin Nedergaard Andersen and Moira Tuffy, the English rights to the Danish bestseller, I AM SO FULL OF HAPPY TODAY The Wit and Wisdom of Our Children to Mango.
Martin King‘s SEARCHING FOR AUGUSTA: Forgotten Angel of Bastogne, an Emmy Award-winning true story about war, dedication and courage and one man’s search to find and one of history’s overlooked heroines, to Lyons Press.
From Dave Dougherty and Larry Schweikart, authors of PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD, volumes 1 & 2, THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION to Regnery History.
From Debby Felder and Daniel Burt, authors of over twenty reference books on literature, history and drama, THE HANDY LITERATURE ANSWER BOOK to Visible Ink Press.
A two volume HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SEVEN THEMES by Gordon Stewart, PhD. to Oxford University Press.
From Eugene L. Meyer, veteran former Washington Post journalist, magazine writer, editor and author–comes FIVE FOR FREEDOM: Black Soldiers in John Brown’s Revolutionary Army compelling new look at an old story that lives on. The story of African Americans, who comprised nearly a third of John Brown’s raiders in 1859, has long been overshadowed by the saga of Brown himself and never before been told in book form to Chicago Review Press.
Weaving together wartime social and military history, Dennis M. Spragg, Senior Consultant, University of Colorado Boulder Glenn Miller Archive, presents GLENN MILLER: DECLASSIFIED a narrative that reads like both a mystery and investigative journalism. The definitive account of one of most enduring enigmas about one of America’s most iconic musical legends to University of Nebraska Press’s Potomac Books.
DINNER IN CAMELOT: April 29, 1962, President and Mrs. Kennedy Host America’s Greatest Intellectuals by Joseph Esposito, Former Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education. Social secretary Leticia Baldridge called it “The Brains Dinner”. Former Deputy Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, hosts this compelling narrative of the social event during the 1,036-day presidency of John F. Kennedy. Served in 12 course chapters, Esposito is the fly on the wall when bread was broken, friendships formed, infighting spoiled the soup, and legends were made to University Press of New England.
From Larry Schweikart, NY Times Bestselling author of PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, comes THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO THE PRESIDENTS, FROM WASHINGTON to TAFT to Regnery History
THE CHICKEN WHO SAVED US: The Remarkable Story of Andrew and Frightful by Kristin Jarvis Adams When eight-year-old Alex tells his pet chicken that his body is trying to kill him, Alex’s family, and an entire medical community, are launched into a decade-long quest for answers. Readers will journey to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a young autistic boy on the brink of death, finds the courage to survive to Behler Publications.
A CIVIL LIFE IN UNCIVIL TIMES Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose A Union woman takes on Civil War Alexandria, Virginia by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, this social history tells the real-life story of a courageous woman with passionate ideals—a New York abolitionist who moved to Alexandria, Virginia, alone, in 1862 to University of Nebraska’s Potomac Press.
CRADLES OF POWER: The Mothers and Fathers of the American Presidents by Harold Gullan, entertaining vignettes of some of our nations most honored presidents from Dr. Hal Gullan, author of FAITH OF OUR MOTHERS and FIRST FATHERS, to SkyhorseFIRE THEM UP! 7 Simple Secrets to: Inspire Colleagues, Customers, and Clients; Sell Yourself, Your Vision, and Your Values; Communicate with Charisma and Confidence by Carmine Gallo, audio rights to Bolinda
Joseph Wheelan’s GUADALCANAL: Hell on Earth Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the epic, six-month campaign is this fresh narrative history that will describe the actions on land, at sea, and in the air, while relating the gripping stories of the soldiers on both sides who fought them, in one of the most hostile environments imaginable.
FATHER OF FORENSICS: The Groundbreaking Cases of Sir Bernard Spilsbury, and the Beginnings of Modern CSI by Colin Evans, film rights to All3Media
AMERICAN GUERRILLA FIGHTERS: Unconventional Warfare in United States History by Thomas D. Mays, PhD. Mays, professor of Military History from Humbolt State University, comes this compelling narrative history of how Americans have fought unconventional warfare from our British American roots, through the anti-insurgent campaigns of the war in Afghanistan to Lyons Press
HUMAN GAME: The True Story of the ‘Great Escape Murders and the Hunt for the Gestapo Gunmen by Simon Read, film rights to Joseph Muscat, Producer.
THE RAINY LAKE HOUSE: An Intimate Portrait of the Fur Trade by Theodore Catton, PhD., Vivid portrait of the fur trade in early 19th century British America, and its relation to the western expansion of the early American republic from the intertwined lives of three men, to Johns Hopkins University Press.
SHACKLES OF IRON: Slavery Beyond the Atlantic, by Stewart Gordon, PhD. to Hackett Publishing.
The remarkable first-hand, never-before-told account of army aviation in combat; PALE HORSE: Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division, by Col. Jimmy Blackmon, Brigade Commander, 101st Airborne This amazing story is set in the very valleys where the attacks of 9/11 were conceived, and where ten Medals of Honor have been earned since that fateful day the war began. Feel, smell, taste the action as America’s sons and daughters sacrifice all for something greater than themselves.
STORYTELLER’S SECRET: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don’t A new book on how visionaries, risk takers, and storytellers inspire people to change the world by Carmine Gallo, international bestselling author of THE PRESENTATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS and TALK LIKE TED.
Female airline pilot, Erika Armstrong’s memoir, A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT: A Life Up in the Air, a cautionary tale told with humor and grace about work issues, gender discrimination, her biggest nightmare, and life-affirming resurrection to Behler Publications.
Daniel Mallock‘s AGONY AND ELOQUENCE: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution. A compelling narrative of the tumultuous and remarkable relationship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson as seen through their letters and diaries, to Skyhorse.
Holiday Miller and Valerie Sanford‘s EX-WIVES’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE, written in a light-hearted, “girlfriend” narrative style; the ultimate survival guide for women navigating the painful process of divorce.
Historian journalist, Don Glickstein‘s AFTER YORKTOWN: The Final Struggle for American Independence The story of the Revolution they didn’t teach you in school: While the diplomats talked, the war spread around the world, and the exhausted men who fought on left a legacy to Westholme.
Historian and author of TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD: The Life of Philip H. Sheridan and BLOODY SPRING: Forty Days That Sealed the Conferderacy’s Fate, Joseph Wheelan‘s LAST FULL MEASURE: The Final Days of the Civil War. From January to May, 1865, covering all the action from the battles ending the Petersburg siege and forcing Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, to the destruction of South Carolina’s capital, Lincoln’s assassination and the intensive manhunt for his killers, to DaCapo, for publication in March 2015
AND THE REST IS HISTORY and ONCE AGAIN TO ZELDA author Marlene Wagman-Geller‘s BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN, a look at extraordinary but little-known women, from Mrs. Mahatma Gandhi to Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock, who were instrumental in shaping the destinies of their famous spouses and the world at large to Sourcebooks.
Historian Simon Read‘s WINSTON CHURCHILL REPORTING, about young Winston Churchill’s adventures as a war correspondent, from the jungles of Cuba to the mountains of the Northwest Frontier, to the banks of the Nile and the plains of South Africa, intertwining Winston’s daring-and often horrific-exploits in combat, his rise as a major literary talent, and how his experiences shaped the world leader he was destined to become, to DaCapo (World).
2013, Oct. From Northwestern Engineering Professor Emeritus, E.E. Lewis, HOW SAFE IS SAFE ENOUGH? examining the nature of technological risk: how safety is factored into engineering design and its effects on corporate planning, development, and society to Skyhorse Publishing.
2013, Sept. Former Professor of Anthropology, Richard L. Currier‘s UNBOUND: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink, explaining how, over the entire course of human history, certain key technologies have triggered major transformations in the nature of humanity and its relationship to the environment, and how the current digital revolution fits into the evolutionary timeline and will transform humanity yet again to Skyhorse Publishing.
2013, Jul. From the authors of the bestselling, SIXTY MILLION FRENCHMEN CAN’T BE WRONG, comes FRENCH LESSONS, where you will learn how conversation defines the French, even more than cuisine, or fashion. Written in their trademark style, Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau provide a thoroughly research, anecdotal narrative, and their own personal reflections in a new volume that will be as engaging and humorous, as it is surprising and instructive…(even to “les amis” who think they know France:-), to St. Martin’s Press.
2013, Jun. By two of Boston’s most respected journalists – acclaimed true crime author Casey Sherman, and award winning Boston Herald lead investigative reporterDave Wedge – comes BOSTON STRONG; a pulsating, in-depth, behind the scenes look at how and why, in the wake of the deadly Patriot’s Day bombings, a city rallied to work with authorities in a massive manhunt that lead to the largest citizen’s arrest in American history, to University Press of New England.
2013, May. In REWIRE YOUR BRAIN, Dr. John Arden outlined how people can apply the new discoveries in neuroscience such as neuroplasticity and neurogenesis to live with a positive and more relaxed attitude. Now, using the latest research, on this key demographic, BRAIN BIBLE will demonstrate the new discoveries about middle aged brain offer a formula that prescribes how to rewire the boomer brain for long-term health and vitality; to McGraw Hill.
2013, Apr. Historian and author of WHEN ASIA WAS THE WORLD, Stewart Gordon‘s HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SIXTEEN SHIPWRECKS, with stories beyond the tragedy, bravery, and riches, shipwrecks are time capsules; treasure troves illuminating entire worlds to University Press of New England.
2013, Mar. WHEN YOUR ADULT CHILD BREAKS YOUR HEART: Coping with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse and Other Issues, from Joel L. Young of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine, and author ADHD GROWN UP, and medical writer of HOW TO LIVE WITH A MENTALLY ILL PERSON and MOMS WITH ADD, Christine Adamec; critical and practical advice for families of adult children with mental illness, substance abuse, criminal behavior and other psychological issues, to Lyons Press.
2013, Feb. Gregory Flemming’s AT THE POINT OF A CUTLASS: The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton, from a rare 1725 manuscript and archival documents, the true story of the three-year odyssey of a New England fisherman, the pirates that held him captive, and his real-life survival adventure on an uninhabited Caribbean island, to University Press of New England.
2013 Feb. Nature and Science writer, author of over 50 books, Ed Ricciuti‘s BEARS IN THE BACKYARD, COYOTES IN THE CUL DE SAC: Big Animals, Big Cities and the New Urban Jungle is a fang and claw narrative of how wildlife as come to live with us in our cities and suburbs to WW Norton/Countryman Press.
2013, Jan. UNBENDING GENDER and RESHAPING THE WORK FAMILY DEBATE author and founding Chair of the Center for Work Life Law, Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey‘s WHAT WORKS FOR WOMEN AT WORK: How to Overcome the 4 Hurdles of Office Politics, to New York University Press.
2013, Jan. Twenty-five year Air Force intelligence professional Tom Wither‘s THE INHERITOR and AUTUMN FIRE, featuring a career intelligence officer, his young protege, a rookie FBI agent, and a Navy SEAL freshly recruited into a unique special operations force combating terrorists against the backdrop of the latest technological threats, to Turner Publishing.
2012 Dec. Communications expert and author of THE PRESENTATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS and THE INNOVATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS, Carmine Gallo‘s TALK LIKE TED: 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds to McGraw Hill.
2012, Nov. Forensics expert and author of THE CASEBOOK OF FORENSIC DETECTION and SLAUGHTER ON A SNOWY Morn Colin Evans‘s THE VALENTINO AFFAIR: The Jazz Age Murder Scandal that Shocked New York Society and Gripped the World, a sordid, Gatsbyesque story of passion, betrayal, and murder, to Globe Pequot.
2012 Sep. Eddie Elmalah‘s THE CANARY SANG BUT COULDN’T FLY The Fatal Fall of Abe Reles, the Mobster Who Shattered Murder, Inc.’soptioned to One Can Pictures.
2012, Aug. Historian and TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD: The Life of General Philip Sheridan author Joseph Wheelan‘s BLOODY SPRING : Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy’s Fate, the dramatic story of the forty crucial days during the Civil War, when Grant’s aggressive, and costly, invasion of Virginia in spring 1864 turned the tide in the war, and made a Union victory inevitable, to DaCapo.
2012 May. Annette and Gina Cascone‘s DEADTIME STORIES spooky, funny, classic ghost stories for middle grade readers; 10 episodes to Hill and Brand Entertainment for a Nickelodeon series of the same name.
2011 Dec. Communications expert and author of THE PRESENTATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS and THE INNOVATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS, Carmine Gallo‘s THE APPLE EXPERIENCE: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty to McGraw Hill.
2011 Nov. Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, and Dir. of the Thomas Willin Inst. for the Study of Financial Markets, Institutions, and Regulations at Augustana College, and author of ONE NATION UNDER DEBT and FUBARNOMICS, Robert E. Wright‘s CORPORATION NATION: The Rise and Demise of the American Juggernaut to University of Pennsylvania Press.
2011 Mar. Communications expert and author of FIRE THEM UP! and THE PRESENTATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS, Carmine Gallo‘s THE POWER OF FOURSQUARE: 7 Innovative Ways to Get your Customers to Check In Where ever They Are to McGraw Hill.
2011 Feb. Sister’s Annette and Gina Cascone‘s DEADTIME STORIES, spooky, funny, classic ghost stories for middle grade readers, in a six book deal to Tor Starscape.
2011 Feb. Diabetes expert, and author of THE GLYCEMIC LOAD DIET and THE GLYCEMIC LOAD DIABETES SOLUTION, Rob Thompson‘s THE SUGAR BLOCKERS DIET: A Doctor’s 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar, and Beat Diabetes to Rodale.