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Publication Order of David Morton Books

Deadly Perfume (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Godless Icon (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices in the Silence (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Organ Hunters (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poisoned Sky (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Day the World Ended: The Mount Pelée Disaster: May 7, 1902 (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The San Francisco Earthquake: A Minute-by-Minute Account of the 1906 Disaster (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shipwreck: The Strange Fate of the Morro Castle (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage of the Damned (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Issels: The Biography of a Doctor (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day Guernica Died (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enola Gay: Mission to Hiroshima (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day the Bubble Burst: A Social History of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bed of Nails: The Story of the Amazing Blondini (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anatomy of an Epidemic (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pontiff (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Operation (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of Armageddon: The Pope and the Bomb (With: Max Morgan-Witts) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desire and Denial: Celibacy and the Church (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jesus Conspiracy: An Investigative Reporter's Look at an Extraordinary Life & Death (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trial (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Journey into Madness: The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control & Medical Abuse (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enslaved (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chaos Under Heaven: The Shocking Story of China's Search for Democracy (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trespass into Temptation (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeds of Fire: China and the Story Behind the Attack on America (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robert Maxwell, Israel's Superspy: The Life and Murder of a Media Mogul (With: Martin Dillon) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Human Beings: The Weird and the Wonderful (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Exodus: From the Nazi Death Camps to the Promised Land: A Perilous Journey That Shaped Israel's Fate (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Wars / Inside British Intelligence (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prisoners in Rabaul: Civilians Surviving Japanese Captivity, 1942-1945 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pope's Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from the Nazis (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magdalene: Jesus and the Woman Who Loved Him (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE (With: Greg Lewis) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule (With: Greg Lewis) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Gordon Thomas
Gordon Thomas was born February 21, 1933 in Wales, in a cemetery keeper’s cottage where his grandma lived. He had his very first story published in a Boy’s Own Paper competition when he was just nine years old.

With his dad in the RAF, he traveled widely and received education at the Cairo High School, the Marist Brothers (located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa), and finally at Bedford Modern School.

Gordon’s first book, which he completed when he was just seventeen years old, tells the story of this British spy in Russia during World War II, called “Descent Into Danger”. He refused a job offer at a university so that he could accompany a traveling fair for a whole year; using these experiences for his novel “Bed of Nails”. Ever since then, his books have been published all around the world.

Gordon has been a foreign correspondent starting with the Suez Crisis and concluding with the first Gulf War. He was a BBC producer/writer for three flagship BBC programs: “Tomorrow’s World”, “Man Alive”, and “Horizon”.

He was a regular contributor to Facta, the Japanese news magazine and he lectured widely on the secret world of intelligence. He also provided expert analysis on intelligence for European and US radio and television programs.

Gordon narrated and wrote a major documentary for Channel 4: “The Spy Machine”. It followed three years of research where he was allowed access to Mossad’s main personnel.

“Gideon’s Spies” has been published in 16 different languages.

In 1974, “Voyage of the Damned” was adapted into a 1976 film that starred Faye Dunaway and won five Academy Award nominations. The book was adapted again in 2020 for BBC Radio 4 by Tom Stoppard, based on Daniel Kehlmann’s play.

Gordon died at the age of 84 on March 3, 2017 at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, Somerset, England.

“Gideon’s Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad” is a non-fiction book that was released in 1999. Created in 1951 in order to ensure the future of an embattled Israel, the Mossad’s been responsible for the most thrilling and audacious feats of counter terrorism, espionage, and assassination ever ventured.

Godon’s “Gideon’s Spies”, which is the result of closed-door interviews with Mossad agents, spymasters, and informants, as well as some classified documents and top secret sources, revealed some previously untold truths all about the Israeli intelligence agency. And now, in this edition, Thomas updates his classic text and shows the Mossad like it really is: ruthless, flawed, and brilliant, yet ultimately awesome.

Three all new chapters which cover topics that include:
• Saddam’s plans for trial
• China’s US-based front-companies, and its relationship with bin Laden
• How the Mossad planned on assassinating Saddam Hussein
• Mossad’s untold role in the events both before and after 9/11
• The disappearance of the millions transferred out of the Vatican Bank to the Polish Solidarity movement
• How extremists recruit suicide bombers, which includes women.
• Mossad and revelations about Princess Diana’s death
• Saddam’s food testing ritual, and the surprising “source” inside his government
• Mossad’s untold role in the Iraq war and the hunts for bin Laden and Saddam

“Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence MI5 and MI6” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2009. Gordon Thomas has established himself as a leading expert on the intelligence community. He makes his return here on the hundredth anniversaries of Britain’s Security and Secret Intelligence Services in order to provide the definitive history of the famed MI5 and MI6. These agencies rank as two of the most powerful and oldest in the whole world, and Thomas’ wide-sweeping history chronicles a whole century of failures and triumphs alike.

He recounts the roles which British Intelligence played in the Allied victory back in World War II; the postwar treachery of Great Britain’s own agents; the defection of Soviet agents and the intricate process of “handling” them; the often frigid relationship which both agencies have had with the CIA, the Mossad, and European spy services; and the cooperation between the Americans and British in the pursuit of Osama bin Laden. And all the ways that MI5 and MI6 have fought against biological warfare espionage and space terrorism.

All told, this is the story about two agencies led by men (and women) who are eccentric, enigmatic, and controversial, and who ruthlessly control their spies.

Based on a prodigious amount of interviews and research with significant players from inside of the British intelligence community, this is a rich and even delicious history that’s packed with info and intrigue which only this author could have attained.

“Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2019. An enthralling work of popular history which vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans that resisted Nazi rule.

Nazi Germany is remembered as being a nation of willing fanatics. However under the surface, countless everyday and ordinary Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed on industrial secrets to Allied spies. Some of them forged passports in order to help Jews escape from the Reich. For others, resistance was just as simple as writing a letter denouncing the rigidity of Nazi law. It didn’t matter how small the act, the danger was the exact same, any display of defiance was met with arrest, interrogation, torture, and even death.

This book follows the underground network of Germans that believed standing up against the Fuhrer to be far more important than even their own survival. Their bravery is astonishing: a German American teacher that smuggled military intelligence to Soviet agents, and became the only American woman that the Nazis executed; a schoolgirl got beheaded by the Gestapo for distributing anti-Nazi fliers; a pacifist philosopher murdered for his role in this plot against Hitler; one young idealist that joined the SS in order to document their crimes, just to wind up (to his horror) an accomplice to the Holocaust.

This remarkable account illuminates their struggles, and yielding a rather accessible narrative history with the excitement and pacing of a thriller.

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