Praise for Marcia's non-fiction spy books:
"Reads like a Hitchcock thriller...A riveting tale of espionage and intrigue."
Robert Osborne, The Hollywood Reporter.
“Masterly dissected, this spy case reads like a fantastic saga of the bygone days: illegal wiretapping and arrests, bizarre prosecutors…and national security breakdowns. All set against the backdrop of the great Red Scare.” KGB Gen.Oleg Kalugin, writing about The Spy Who Seduced America.
Named Counterintelligence Book of the Year by the prestigious Association of Former Intelligence Officers, this Cold War espionage misadventure mesmerized the country as much as did the Rosenberg case that followed a year later. It had much of the country demanding death for the beautiful 27-year-old Department of Justice “girl next door” accused of spying for Russia, the rest insisted that she had been framed by the FBI. There was evidence, uncovered by the authors, that both were correct. Her trials in New York and Washington turned into circuses that made her a media darling, more popular than top film stars of the day.
In the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, Katharine Gun, a young British intelligence officer, revealed a secret illegal NSA spy operation against the UN Security Council designed to ensure passage of a resolution for war. Now considered a precursor to the Snowden saga, Katharine’s story just won’t go away. What happened when she blew the whistle in an attempt to stop the war made headlines around the world—except in the United States, home of the NSA. Martin Bright, London Observer editor at the time, calls this “One of the crucial secret stories of the Iraq war, told with great passion and sensitivity.”
Management Strategies for Women
(with Ann Thompson)
The woman as manager in a predominately man’s world. Effective insight on successful leadership in the world of human resources. Getting desired outcomes from expert planning, successful oversight, and constructive performance evaluation. Relevant perspectives on coping with troubling organizational models, and cautions against policies and people standing in the way of success. The key to gaining respect and cooperation through wisdom and not war.
Prayer, ceremony, study of animal behavior, and trusted folklore all played a role in mankind’s early relationship with weather. Next came homemade instruments and tools to control severe storms, including a handy tornado buster. Observation and attempts to understand what was happening in the wind and sky was followed by early forecasting. Later, after attempts to understand and forecast, came the ultimate effort—mankind’s attempt to change the weather. The idea was to have rain fall where it was needed, to weaken tornadoes, and to steer hurricanes away from land. Rain Dance to Researchchronicles scientific efforts to do just that.
Published in 1972, and a review dated November 2, 2014:
“This has been in my family since its first publication and has been the inspiration for science projects 4-H demonstrations, handmade gifts and winter day fun. It has been shared, loaned and re-read and is a treasure to this day.”
This says it all about the popular ground-breaking book on homemade cosmetics. To be clear, this is not about slices of cucumbers on the eyelids. It is a collection of laboratory formulas translated into “kitchenese.” This means anyone can make fine products at home by using everyday kitchen equipment. It moves the lab into the kitchen, and with great success. A winner and publicized (often with photo and sample formula) in newspapers in every US state and territory!