Books by Gordon Thomas

HISTORY
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A valiant but not fully successful attempt to rehabilitate the reputation of 'Hitler's pope.'"
A defense of the pope who got a bad rap for his public silence on Jewish persecution in Rome during World War II. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"A fine depiction of the multifaceted context of this cause célèbre."
The exciting story of the Exodus ship that in 1947 ferried 4,500 Jewish war refugees to the Zionist homeland. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 3, 2009

"A well-written page-turner that demystifies the notoriously foggy 'wilderness of mirrors.'"
Authoritative history of Britain's spy services by a veteran who has been writing about "the Great Game" for 50 years. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The avalanche of minutiae only underscores the tenuousness of the assertions, and the tale drifts along on Maxwell's paranoia, bullying, and general unpleasantness, so undesirable a character that readers won't care how he met his end, just as long as he did. (8-page photo insert)"
A shaky case that British media tycoon Robert Maxwell, a giant in his own eyes if not his bankers', might have been given some help in dying when he tumbled from his yacht off the Canaries in 1991. Read full book review >
GIDEON'S SPIES by Gordon Thomas
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 22, 1999

"In short, this fun read, while containing much juicy ready-for-film-adaptation material, should be approached with a skeptical eye by readers interested in serious history."
Forget (largely) about the "history" part; this is an anecdote-rich, if sometimes factually questionable, series of tales about the extraordinary derring-do of Israel's vaunted elite foreign intelligence service. Read full book review >
DEADLY PERFUME by Gordon Thomas
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Moderately exciting, never subtle superinternational-global thriller."
Seriously unhappy with the New World Order, a top-rank international terrorist gets his hands on some Chinese anthrax and blackmails the Western world. Read full book review >
ENSLAVED by Gordon Thomas
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: Oct. 22, 1991

"Luridly gripping sexploitation, second-rate journalism."
Confusing hodgepodge that purports to expose a modern-day global slave trade. Read full book review >
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Unconvincing infotainment. (Sixteen pages of photographsnot seen.)"
More B-movie journalism from the prolific Thomas (Journey into Madness, Desire and Denial, etc.), who turns a potentially important story on the Chinese democracy movement into serial melodrama. Read full book review >
Released: April 15, 1989

Free-lance writer Thomas (author and coauthor of 27 titles on sensational subjects from Jesus to white slavery) gives a recklessly melodramatic rendering of an important subject: the horrific, CIA-sponsored mind-control conducted by Dr. Ewen Cameron of McGill University. Read full book review >