Biography

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of 16 books, including the bestselling biographies of show business icons: GROUCHO; BALL OF FIRE (Lucille Ball); SOMEBODY (Marlon Brando); and TOUGH WITHOUT A GUN (Humphrey Bogart). He has also written many social histories, among them THE LAST EMPIRE, about the De Beers diamond company, and STARDUST LOST, an account of the rise and fall of the Yiddish Theater in New York.

Kanfer also wrote two novels about World War II and served as the only journalist on the President’s Commission on the Holocaust. He was the first by-lined cinema critic for Time magazine, where he worked as writer and editor for more than two decades. He has been given many writing awards and was named a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library. He lives in New York where he serves as a columnist for the City Journal of the Manhattan Institute.

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Books by Stefan Kanfer

by Stefan Kanfer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Jordan Gulok is off for a little R&R in Miami, but he must maintain his skills. He frequents a firing range where he stumbles upon a paramilitary group called the 417s. Is an anti-gun US Congressman somehow entangled in a plot to raid several military arms storage depots? The 417s are poised to visit a fresh hell on the Caribbean if Jordan, his lovely ally and her edgy colleagues can't stop them.

by Stefan Kanfer - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Jordan Gulok is an Inuit, an Eskimo in common parlance, and a former Navy SEAL. In his freelance capacity he can do things --- like tracking and on occasion killing malefactors --- that are beyond the authority of the uniformed services. In THE ESKIMO HUNTS IN NEW YORK, Jordan’s assignment involves stopping a lethal international group who’s manufacturing illegal and sometimes toxic pharmaceuticals and selling them to victims in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

by Stefan Kanfer - Biography, Nonfiction

In this comprehensive biography of one of the great movie icons of our time, Stefan Kanfer illuminates the life and career of Humphrey Bogart. Along the way, Kanfer gives us a wide-reaching cultural appraisal of the movies many of us know and love.