Under Fire, Allum’s Almanac 2015 and Rock ‘N’ Roll Soccer to be published this year!

Posted on 2014/02/06 , tagged as fred burton, ian plenderleith, marc allum, samuel katz

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Rock 'n' Roll SoccerWe are excited to announce that Icon Books has acquired three new books, to be published later this year!

Rock ‘n’ Rock Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League, to be published in September and written by acclaimed football writer and journalist Ian Plenderleith, reveals in all its glory the colour and chaos of the world’s first truly international league. Superstars, hype, cheerleaders, razzmatazz. The North American Soccer League – at its peak in the late 1970s – was the Premier League and the Champions League rolled into one. It was football as performance, played by men with a bent for flair, hair and glamour.

Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, to be published in October, is currently being made into a film:

‘I’m thrilled and excited that my next movie for HBO after Behind the Candelabra will be Under Fire. It is the only place I can imagine this tragic and emotionally gripping story being told.’ Executive Producer Jerry Weintraub.

Written by counter-terrorism specialists Fred Burton and Samuel Katz, Under Fire is the account of the prolonged attack in Benghazi, Libya by a group of heavily armed Islamic terrorists a year on from 9/11, in which several high-ranking officials died. Under Fire has sold over 100,000 copies since its publication in the US.

And Allum’s Almanac 2015: An Annual Compendium of Stories and Facts From the World of Art and Antiques will be published in November. From BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum – and author of The Antiques Magpie – comes a new annual almanac that keeps you up-to-date with the stories, facts and often amusing idiosyncrasies of the ever-changing global art and antiques market, from the price paid to own a pair of the ‘Derby’ hats worn by a famous comic duo to how much the world’s most expensive printed book cost per word.

Read about the acquisitions in the Bookseller.