Books by Douglas Frantz

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2007

"Thorough research and brisk prose propel a terrifying tale of greed, weaponry and geopolitics."
A pair of determined journalists trace the dark career of Abdul Qadeer Khan, who led Pakistan's successful quest for a nuclear weapon, then sold supplies and plans for similar devices to eager clients like Libya and Iran. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 4, 2003

"A modest but moving addition to the historical literature surrounding the Shoah."
Istanbul-based journalists Frantz and Collins bring to light a forgotten incident in WWII shameful for Allies and Axis alike. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1999

"Interesting, if not always engaging, and the authors provide a good mix of personal and sociological observation with a decent historical survey of American planned communities."
A fairly objective look at the easily scorned planned community near Orlando, Fla., created by Disney to incarnate that company's vision of small-town America. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"Clifford emerges in the authors' well-told account as an American tragic hero, with all his Greek counterpart's fatal flaws."
New York Times reporter Frantz (From the Ground Up, 1991, etc.) and congressional staffer McKean trace the triumphant and ultimately tragic career of one of the architects of the American Century. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1992

"Meanwhile, Adams and Frantz offer a primer that promises to measure up against further coverage."
The first book on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International as the depository institution of choice for drug- dealers, gun-runners, terrorists, and other lawbreakers. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"An absorbing and lucid account of this business. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Lively exposÇ of the construction of Rincon Center, a mixed- use complex (apartments, offices, shops, restaurants) in San Francisco. Read full book review >

Yet another overstated case for controlling, even restricting, Japanese investment in the US. Read full book review >