Authors with similar styles to Furst include:
Graham Greene - One of Furst's inspirations, historical espionage author Greene's tightly-plotted stories range in setting from set in the post-colonial tropics to World War II England . Greene writes with a more personal focus on his characters, as they wrestle with questions of morality and free will. Try The Confidential Agent (1993).
John Altman - A relative newcomer to WWII espionage, Altman has an affinity for the period, swift action, and a lean, cinematic style. His plots are often complex, with plenty of reversals and double-crossings, evoking a smoky decadence and tarnished romance of a bygone age.
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This week's #1 nonfiction book is again The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House by Edward Klein and you can find read-likes for that book here. The #2 book on the list this week is Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say by Glenn Beck. Aside from his nationally syndicated talk radio show, Beck has written several other political books, and a few fiction novels as well. In Cowards, Beck addresses political, social and economic issues that he feels the mainstream media have ignored.
Other books similar to Cowards include:
What the (Bleep) Just Happened?: The Happy Warrior's Guide to the Great American Comeback by Monica Crowley: Political and foreign affairs analyst for the Fox News Channel and host of her own talk radio program, Crowley argues against the Obama Administration's agenda and calls for a return to the spirit of the Reaganesque "Happy Warrior.”
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America (2012) by Mark Levin (320.973 LEV): The nationally syndicated conservative radio host explores the philosophical basis of America's foundations as well as the crises facing government today.
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