Full Agent Profile: Jonah Straus


Jonah Straus

Straus Literary

Literary Fiction | Crime | Mystery | Commercial Fiction | Humor/Satire | Family Saga | Historical Fiction | Thrillers/Suspense | Multi-Cultural | Adventure | Military/Espionage | Offbeat/Quirky

History | Celebrity | Biography | Food & Lifestyle | Politics | Drama/Music | Multi-Cultural | Cookbooks | Memoirs | Travel | Adventure/True Story | Spirituality | Current Affairs | Pop Culture | Narrative | Psychology | Nature/Ecology | Military | Film & Entertainment | True Crime | Cultural/Social Issues | Humor | Journalism

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    • Established in 2003, Straus Literary is a full-service boutique agency dedicated to cultimvating quality writing and unique ideas in a range of genres.
    • Agent Jonah Straus works closely with authors throughout the writing and publishing process, from concept and editing to marketing and publicity, and also utilizes an extensive network of international subagents and contacts in film and television.

    Above Top Secret: Uncover the Mysteries of the Digital Age
    Author:   Jim Marrs
    Genres:   Pop Culture
    Publisher:   The Disinformation Company (October 1, 2008)
    Jim Marrs can justifiably be considered the world's leading conspiracy author, with multimillion bestsellers like Alien Agenda, Rule by Secrecy, and the book that Oliver Stone used as a basis for his JFK movie, Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy. Now Marrs has allied with the web's most popular conspiracy forum to investigate everything from chemtrails to the Nazis' Antarctic base, moon landing hoaxes to UFOs, God as an alien to the end of the world in 2012.
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    Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy
    Author:   Robert Higgs
    Genres:   Military
    Publisher:   Oxford University Press, USA (June 22, 2006)
    In Depression, War, and Cold War , Robert Higgs, a highly regarded economic historian, makes pointed, fresh economic arguments against war, showing links between government policies and the economy in a clear, accessible way
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    Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression
    Author:   Alvaro Vargas Llosa
    Genres:   History | Multi-Cultural
    Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 27, 2005)
    A Peruvian journalist and research fellow at Oakland, Calif.'s Independent Institute, Vargas Llosa proposes that the shortcomings of Latin America's recent experiments with neoliberalism-which have left the elite and poor further apart than ever-reflect a deep-rooted and unshakeable pattern of state intervention in the economy, privilege and laws that have plagued these countries since their early colonial period.
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    Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy
    Author:   William Watkins
    Genres:   History
    Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan; First Edition edition (January 17, 2004)
    Watkins has brought our attention back to Jefferson's and Madison's constitutional commentary in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798-1800 and their illuminating relation to American history.
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    The Terror Conspiracy
    Author:   Jim Marrs
    Genres:   Politics
    Publisher:   The Disinformation Company

    Liberty for Women
    Author:   Wendy McElroy
    Genres:   Politics
    Publisher:   Ivan R. Dee

    A Girl Like Che Guevara
    Author:   Teresa Doval
    Genres:   Literary Fiction
    Publisher:   Soho Press
    "In 1982 Lourdes is a 16-year-old "short, copper-skinned mulatica" who must leave her comfortable home in Havana for her four-month stint in the countryside at a government-ordered student work camp. At home, Lourdes loves Russian cartoons and plays with dolls, and once at camp, she feels younger than her friends, who sneak out in the evenings for steamy encounters with boyfriends. She's particularly overwhelmed when the object of her own first passionate crush turns out to be her female bunkmate, the sexually precocious Aurora. While trying to sort out her feelings for Aurora, she masters "the gymnastics of necking" with her first boyfriend and begins to recognize the hypocrisies of communism (particularly when a corruption scheme is uncovered at camp), her father's philandering, and the racism within her family and even herself. Written in Lourdes' vulnerable, believable voice, this moving first novel describes the particulars of living under Cuban communism while skillfully articulating "the pieces of a childhood inexorably left behind." --BOOKLIST

    Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor
    Author:   Ron Felber
    Genres:   Memoirs
    Publisher:   Barricade Books / Bantam Dell
    In the guise of a biography of Mob-connected surgeon Elliott Litner, Felber presents a rambling history of the American Mafia and its Sicilian roots and intertwined profiles of former prosecutor and New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and erstwhile "Teflon Don" John Gotti. Litner grew up in an Italian and Jewish neighborhood. As a schoolboy he covered for the son of a local caporegieme; later he matriculated from low-scale academic fraud to the wise guys' payroll. Ultimately, he faced a moral decision regarding a mafioso whose survival would be inconvenient, but by then, with Giuliani apparently triumphant and Gotti in jail, the Mob was in shambles. Introduced to Litner by godfather Joseph Bonano's son Bill, Felber became "enamored with the notion" of Litner's double life as "high-society Manhattan physician" and "sex addict and inveterate gambler working secretly for the Mafia." --BOOKLIST http://www.amazon.com/Il-Dottore-Double-Mafia-Doctor/dp/1569802785/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213715447&sr=1-1

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