Orion Biography: Music HB October £20.00 320pp 8pp colour illustrations 978 1 4091 5122 7 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 4091 5125 8
MICK WALL Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre A Biography of The Doors
The definitive biography of legendary rock band The Doors. The Doors have become the stuff of music legend. Bringing the dark side of rock to a mass following, they formed in 1965 and went on to dizzying levels of success with the wild rock ‘n‘ roll lifestyle to match. Springing from the era of free love and revolution, the story of The Doors is one filled with controversy, intrigue and greatness. Their frontman Jim Morrison ended up dead in a Parisian bathtub in 1971, but they still went on to become one the most revered bands in rock history. Along with evoking the cultural milieu of 1960s Los Angeles, Mick Wall captures the true spirit of The Doors. Mick Wall was the founding editor of Classic Rock magazine and is the author of numerous bestselling music titles including books on Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and John Peel.
Location: Didcot, Oxon Available for interview www.mickwall.com @WallMick
W&N History, Autobiography HB/ETPB October @ £20.00/£13.99 320pp 978 0 297 86815 6 / 978 0 297 86816 3 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 86817 0
ROBERT BAER The Perfect Kill 21 Laws for Assassins
An odyssey through the art, theory, and brutality of modern political murder by Robert Baer, bestselling author, former CIA operative, and, yes, assassin. For Robert Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, assassination is a source of endless fascination. In The Perfect Kill, he takes us on a wildly entertaining narrative adventure through a history of political murder, drawing on his first-hand experience and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt for the greatest assassin of the modern age. A true maverick with a captivating personal story, Baer pulls back the curtain to give a glimpse of the underbelly of world politics, and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society. Robert Baer is the author of four bestselling books, including See No Evil, the basis for the acclaimed film Syriana, which earned George Clooney an Oscar for his portrayal of Baer. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Middle East and frequently on the BBC and all major news outlets.
Location: San Francisco, USA Available for interview
Orion / W&N Non-Fiction • October 2014