From Publishers Lunch Weekly:
Charles McCain's SEA EAGLE: A Novel of the Kriegsmarine at War, an epic story of WWII at sea told from the viewpoint of a German naval U-boat commander, to Mitch Hoffman at Grand Central, by Deborah Grosvenor at Kneerim & Williams (World).
Author of The Machiavelli Covenant and The Exile Allan Folsom's THE HADRIAN MEMORANDUM, to Bob Gleason at Forge, by Robert Gottlieb at Trident Media Group (NA).
Tom Avitable's THE EIGHTH DAY, in which the science advisor to the President races to investigate simultaneous bombings of 17 US research facilities, but bureaucracy and power may be the greater enemies of America than the real world villains, to Tom Dwyer at Borders Group, in a nice deal, by Donald Maass of the Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).
Jodi Della Femina and Sheri McInnis's untitled novel, in which the heroine starts a new restaurant in the Hamptons and encounters the ever-present struggle for status, which cause problems when the owner of an upscale food shop in East Hampton decides to sabotage all of her hard work, to Jennifer Weis at St. Martin's, by Heather Schroder at ICM (NA).
Egyptologyist Joyce Tyldesley's CLEOPATRA: LAST QUEEN OF EGYPT, to Lara Heimert at Basic, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, for publication in Fall 2008, by George Lucas at Inkwell Management, on behalf of Profile Books (NA).
Bestselling Yale historian Paul Kennedy's TURNING THE TIDE, exploring how the Second World War's grand strategic objectives, as set forth at the Casablanca conference in 1943, were actually achieved, in the crucial 18 months of the war, to Will Murphy at Random House, by Phyllis Westberg at Harold Ober Associates (US).
Oscar (The Last Picture Show) and nine-time Emmy winner Cloris Leachman's CLORIS, written with ex-husband George Englund, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, for publication in spring 2009, by Mitchell Walters at Curtis Brown (world). KAuerbach@Kensingtonbooks.com
Governor Jesse Ventura's DON'T START THE REVOLUTION WITHOUT ME, working with author Dick Russell, revealing why he left politics, and discussing the disastrous war in Iraq, why he sees our two-party system as corrupt, and what Fidel Castro told him about who was really behind the assassination of President Kennedy, to Herman Graf at Skyhorse, for publication in April 2008, by Steve Schwartz at the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency.
Toronto Star editor Mark Richardson's ZEN AND NOW: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, part biography, part inner-journey, and part road-trip diary, to Diane Martin and Michael Schellenberg of Knopf Canada, and Sonny Mehta and Marty Asher at Knopf, for publication in fall 2008, by Ashton Westwood and Carolyn Forde at Westwood Creative Artists (world).
New manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Torre's book about his 12-year tenure as manager of the New York Yankees, including his decision to walk way from the job, along with his candid reflections on the modern game of baseball, written with Sports Illustrated's lead baseball writer Tom Verducci, who will add his observations and reporting from the past 25 years, to Bill Thomas at Doubleday, for publication in spring 2009, by David Black of the David Black Literary Agency, with Maury Gostfrand of Vision Sports Group representing Torre (world).