The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend
Glenn Frankel's most recent book is the riveting true account behind that classic Western—and the amazing history of that story, as it was transformed into an American myth. It is the
first book to focus on the making of John Wayne's greatest film, one that has inspired modern filmmakers such as Spielberg, Lucas and Scorsese.
Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on a Hard Road to a New Israel.
Glenn Frankel, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work as The Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief, pulls no punches in this thorough exploration of the birth of a new Israel. His remarkable access -- to figures ranging from the most senior officials to the young Palestinian street fighters -- informs his sweeping account of years of civil unrest, political upheaval and diplomatic crisis. The result is an unprecedented look at the people caught up in the dance between Israel and the Palestinians.
Rivonia’s Children: Three Families and the Cost of Conscience in White South Africa.
The little-known story of three white, middle-class families and their remarkable struggle against apartheid in the mid-1960s. Rivonia's Children is the harrowing and inspiring account of a handful of white Jewish activists who risked their lives to combat apartheid when South Africa plunged into an era of darkness in the 1960s from which it has only recently emerged.
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic
A classic tale of one man standing alone to defend justice against overwhelming odds, High Noon was made during the turbulent era of the Hollywood blacklist when men and women lost their livelihoods for refusing to betray their principles and their friends. Glenn Frankel's powerful narrative traces the fate of iconic film idol Gary Cooper, screenwriter Carl Foreman and the creative team who put together one of America's most enduring films at a time of peril and paranoia.