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Harper Signs New Dave Cullen Book

davecullenHarper Executive editor Tim Duggan has acquired the North American rights to a new book by Dave Cullen. The book sold at auction by Betsy Lerner at Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency.

Cullen’s new book is called Soldiers First and it tells the story of two closeted gay men living life at war under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. According to the author’s website, the book is based on reporting that he did for a two-part Salon magazine story in 2000. “A decade later, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is still in place,” writes Cullen. “Three of the gay captains I profiled are still on active duty. They are now Lt. Colonels. I have been following their struggles for thirteen years.”

Cullen is best known for his the New York Times bestselling author of Columbine, the winner of the Edgar Award and Barnes and Noble Discover Prize.

 

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Colin Powell Inks Deal with HarperCollins

Former secretary of state Colin Powell (pictured, via) has inked a deal at HarperCollins for a new book entitled It Worked For Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life. The nonfiction title is slated for publication in May 2012.

Powell will be collaborating with writer Tony Koltz on this project. Publisher Jonathan Burnham negotiated the deal with Josephson International LLC’s Marvin Josephson. Executive editor Tim Duggan will edit the book.

Here’s more from the release: “[This book] is a collection of lessons and personal anecdotes that have driven the four star-general and former Secretary of State’s legendary career in public service. Leading off with Powell’s ’13 Rules,’ culled together from scraps of paper that he accumulated at his desk and are now used in leadership presentations throughout the world, the book sheds light on the making and success of one of our most revered statesmen. Powell’s short-but-sweet rules—like ‘Get mad, then get over it’ and ‘Share credit’—set the tone for the rest of his book, in which he tells revealing personal stories to expand on his principles for effective leadership: conviction, hard work, and above all, respect for others.”

HarperCollins to Publish New Ron Suskind Book

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Ron Suskind will be publishing his latest financial tome Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President with HarperCollins.

The book is slated for release on September 20th. According to the press release, Suskind (pictured, via) conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with politicians, financial titans, reformers, and lobbyists.

Executive editor Tim Duggan had this statement: “This is a book that shows how the financial collapse did virtually nothing to change the culture of Wall Street. What it did manage to do, though, was to test the mettle of Barack Obama in a way that he’s never been tested before, and the picture that emerges from Suskind’s reporting is eye-opening, to say the least.”

Ronald Reagan Diaries to be Published

Late former president Ronald Reagan‘s private diaries, once the subject of argument over whether excerpts would be produced as part of the Iran-contra trial of former national security adviser John M. Poindexter, are being published for all the world to see later this month by HarperCollins, reports the New York Times’ Motoko Rich. Earlier, the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz added that an excerpt of the diaries is in the June issue of Vanity Fair.

Five volumes of handwritten diary entries in 8-by-11-inch leather-bound maroon books have been edited by the historian Douglas Brinkley to produce an abridged version of 734 pages which will hit stores on May 22. For $35 readers can glean insights into the president’s character and get a ringside seat on his contemporaneous takes on world events. A complete edition will be published in several volumes in the next year or two, said Tim Duggan, executive editor at HarperCollins.

If you’re wondering why now, Fred Ryan, chairman of the Reagan Library, said that about a decade ago Reagan had given the library permission to publish the diaries. “They contain tremendous amounts of information about the presidency, Ronald Reagan and America at that time,” Ryan said. “We thought that now would be a good time to release these.” Proving once more that information wants to be free – or at least relatively inexpensive…