Karl Helicher

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Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy To Protect Predators

This chilling narrative reveals the unequal power dynamic between aspiring actors (and women in the media) and the dominant powerbrokers in Hollywood. For true crime fans, and a complement to Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.

Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office

This book was completed before the impeachment probe in October 2019 so parts feel outdated. However, serious political readers and presidential studies scholars will derive much from this cogent appraisal.
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The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate

This fast-paced account nicely captures the spirit of the times and will appeal to political junkies and scholars. See Patrick Buchanan’s Nixon’s White House Wars and Keith Olson’s updated Watergate for in-depth investigations.

Permanent Record

For those fascinated by electronic spying or impassioned by the issue of privacy rights, Snowden’s memoir casts an enlightening view of the U.S. intelligence community despite sometimes being marred by cumbersome jargon.

The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir

Revealing the inner-workings of foreign policy, this engrossing memoir will appeal to informed readers and will inspire women contemplating careers in public service. [See Prepub Alert, 3/4/19.]

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Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in America

The brisk narrative moves nimbly through the online entertainment industry and will find fans among those intrigued by fantasy sports. See David Kushner’s The Players Ball for another take on the world of wired entertainment.
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The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

This excellent oral history provides a much-needed perspective of the events and aftermath.

America’s Reluctant Prince: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

Readers fascinated by the Kennedys will be delighted by this captivating biography. See Randy Taraborelli's The Kennedy Heirs for a comprehensive account of the third generation Kennedys.

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They Will Have To Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate

This brisk narrative will grip readers of battle accounts and will give those fascinated by Middle East politics much to ponder. See Linsey Hilsum’s In Extremis for another work about the dangers encountered by civilians and journalists during war.

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