Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady
Yes, that's the title of my Random House book about the infamous 1950 U.S. Senate contest in California that drew major attention and was picked as one of the New York Times' "Notable Books" of the year. The stars, of course, were young Dick Nixon and the beautiful former actress (and wife of Melvyn Douglas) Helen Gahagan Douglas -- both up and coming members of congress at the time. It was one of the dirtiest, and most far-reaching election contests of the century, highlighting issues surrounding the Red Scare -- and women in politics. I've been highlighting some of my books here all week. You can read more here and film rights are now available. Contact me at: email@example.com. See other books by scrolling down on the main page of this blog.
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch