Kicking and screaming.
That’s how Anthony, anyway, will be coming to this blog.
With more than 70 years of reporting and writing experience between us (eight books and more documentaries and articles than we can count), however, we think we have lots still to say. And this is going to be the place we say it.
We’ll be digging into our archives to share stories we’ve written nowhere else, fleshing out and elaborating on the revelations in our latest book, The Eleventh Day. We’ll also be commenting on stories and events that grab our attention – particularly from the worlds of politics, intelligence, and organized crime. Bear with us as we get the bugs out (that was not a jibe, Mr. Murdoch). We hope eventually to be worth the wait.
Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan
Anthony Summers, the author of seven best-selling non-fiction books, is a former senior journalist with BBC television. His speciality was coverage of the United States, the Middle East, and the Vietnam War. He smuggled cameras into the Soviet Union to obtain the only interview with Andrei Sakharov when he won the Nobel Prize. He contributes articles to Vanity Fair as does his wife and co-author, the American journalist and author Robbyn Swan.
Together Anthony Summers & Robbyn Swan have written:
The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 & Osama bin Laden
- Sinatra: The Life
- The Arrogance of Power [a biography of president Richard Nixon]
- Official & Confidential [a life of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover]
Mr. Summers is also the author of:
- Goddess [a biography of Marilyn Monroe]
- Honeytrap [with Stephen Dorril, on Britain’s Profumo spy scandal]
- Not in Your Lifetime [an investigation of the assassination of president John F Kennedy]
- The File on the Tsar [on the fate of the Romanovs, Russia’s imperial family]
The couple’s latest book, The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden, an investigation of the terrorist attacks of September 11 was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History and won the prestigious Gold Dagger for a Non-fiction book on Crime » read more