Books by Bertram Fields

Bertram Fields, the author of two novels published under a pseudonym, is widely regarded as the most prominent entertainment lawyer in the country. He has successfully tried many of the landmark cases in the entertainment and communications industries ove


GLORIANA by Bertram Fields
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A comprehensive and unusual look at England's most famous queen."
Fields (Shylock: His Own Story, 2015, etc.) tackles the knowns and unknowns of England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) in this work of history.Read full book review >
PLAYERS by Bertram Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2005

"Amateurish, sure, but if with this, Fields can turn America's attention from entertainment gossip to Shakespeare, more power to him."
Hollywood entertainment lawyer Fields (Royal Blood, 1998; aka D. Kincaid, The Lawyer's Tale, 1992, etc.) dabbles in literary criticism by sifting through the elusive evidence of Shakespeare's probable identity, in a compelling work for the lay reader, woefully lacking in documentation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

A leading entertainment lawyer attempts to solve the historical mystery of what became of the two young princes who were kept in the Tower of London during the reign of King Richard III. Were they murdered or did they escape to safety? Fields applies the standards of a modern court of law to the evidence from events of more than 500 years ago. Gaining control of England in the 15th century demanded the (often unprincipled) exercise of power more than it did legal claim. Fields draws few sure conclusions, since hard evidence is extremely difficult to obtain, but he makes excellent points along the way. Fields describes Richard as a brave military veteran and victor who yet had tolerance for dubious characters who might even haven been his secret enemies. He was said to have an excellent record for governance. Yet he is pictured as a murderer and a hunchback, with a withered arm and malformed feet. The author finds no evidence of these assertions by unreliable Tudor historians (who influenced Shakespeare as well as Thomas More) who held the ancient idea that a deformed body indicated an evil soul. Fields asks how a crippled warrior king could have held a spear, sword, or battle ax while also controlling a charging war horse? Ultimately, Richard was defeated by treacherous allies of the half-Welsh Henry Tudor and rebellious Scots, Welsh, and French at Bosworth Field, and he died bravely. As for his two nephew-princes, Fields argues that the weight of evidence is not sufficient to find Richard guilty of their murder. But the mystery of their fate remains unsolved, as no positive identification of bones exists. A thorough investigation of an age-old question, and though the historical record is not complete, Fields's persuasive interpretations and arguments may change some opinions about Richard and his nephews— fate. (16 paages color illustrations, not seen) Read full book review >
SUMMING UP by Bertram Fields
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A delightfully readable tour of a remarkable career among the rich and famous. "
Fields (Gloriana, 2018, etc.) recalls an eventful life as a lawyer representing celebrities in the film, television, and music industries. Read full book review >