Zeb Marlowe is the survivor of an illicit, top secret CIA mind control experiment. Marlowe has begun to remake his life when Jai Jai Leland, the beautiful widow of a man who didn't survive, asks him to help her solve the mystery of her husband's shocking murder.

Marlowe, struggling to resist his attraction to Jai Jai, is pulled into her dangerous quest. Together they search for rogue psychiatrist, Dr. Victor Ressid, creator of the diabolical experiments that ravaged Marlowe’s mind and turned ordinary, decent people into terrorists.

Meanwhile, stripped of his medical credentials and in thrall to perverse erotic desires, Ressid is consumed by fantasies of revenge against Marlowe, the only subject to defy him.

Against an ominous background of escalating global terrorism, Marlowe and Jai Jai must risk their lives to stop a nuclear threat even as they wonder if Marlowe, too, has been turned into a suicide bomber.

International in scope, Brainwashed takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Washington, DC, and in an underground torture chamber located on Victor Ressid's secluded private estate located near the Mexico-Belize border.

“Powerful! Brilliant! Slick and sexy! Written by pros who know how to tell a story.” —Publisher's Weekly

Brainwashed is based on real-life psychiatric experiments known by the code name MK-ULTRA and conducted by the CIA in the 1950's and 1960's. MKUltra involved the use of various methodologies to manipulate mental states and alter brain function, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (including LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture. Although the CIA insists that MKUltra-type experiments have been abandoned, some CIA observers say there is little reason to believe it does not continue today under a different set of acronyms. (This information is quoted from Wikipedia.)

Prosopagnosia: As a consequence of volunteering to take part in the MK-ULTRA experiments, Zeb Marlowe suffers from a neurological disorder that causes face blindness called prosopagnosia. Prosopagnosia is a cognitive disorder in which the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact.

According to the Prosopagnosia Research Center at Harvard and University College London, "Prosopagnosics often have difficulty recognizing family members, close friends, and even themselves. They often use alternative routes to recognition, but these routes are not as effective as recognition via the face."

Oliver Sacks, a professor of neurology at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine and the author of "Awakenings," writes about the current science and his own experiences and strategies in living with prosopagnosia at

Leslie Stahl reported on prosopagnosia on 60 Minutes.

Prosopagnosia is also referred to as "face blindness." You will find more information about this condition at at

“Thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. I dare you to put it down.” —Bob Mayer, bestselling author

Also by NYT bestselling authors Ruth and Michael Harris:

HOOKED. A brilliant and charismatic Doctor Feelgood hooks his rich and famous clients. “Truly one of the best books I’ve ever read! I simply could not put it down! If I could give it 10-Stars, I would! It’s that good!!!”
keywords: thriller, political thriller, CIA thriller, psychological thriller, historical thriller, medical thriller, international thriller, psychology, suicide bomber, terrorism, terrorist, CIA thriller, brainwashing, torture, woman sleuth, mind control

“POWERFUL! BRILLIANT! Slick and sexy! A big seller written by pros who know how to tell a story.” —Publisher's Weekly

His father’s death, the result of physician malpractice, impels brilliant, charismatic Dr. Gavin Jenkins to defy the medical establishment and discover a miracle treatment that cures the incurable.

When a beautiful heiress, seduced by Gavin’s tantalizing bedroom skills, uses her wealth and social status to advance his career, he accepts a daunting challenge from a power-mad billionaire and transforms an obese, sexually perverse royal prince into a slim, dynamic leader.

But, now finding himself the target of an international conspiracy with tentacles reaching from the White House to the world’s most beautiful yacht to the savage, lawless slums of Izmir, Gavin must risk everything to escape the deadly web in which he is trapped. 

”Truly one of the best books I've ever read! I simply could not put it down! If I could give it 10-Stars, I would! It's that good!!!" —Amazon review

Set in the go-go 1960's, Hooked takes place in New York and Washington, a modest fishing village on the Turkish Riviera, and aboard Lydia, the world's most luxurious and beautiful yacht.

Also by NYT bestselling author R.M. Harris:

Codename: MK-Ultra, a psychological thriller, is based on real-life psychiatric experiments conducted by the CIA in American and Canadian universities. "Delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. A great read and sure bestseller. I dare you to put it down!" --Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51

Codename: MK-Ultra is available on GooglePlay at—

Keywords: thriller, mystery, medical thriller, political thriller, historical thriller, conspiracy, doctor, billionaire, millionaire, international thriller, 1960s, White House, Middle East, Turkey, addiction, sexy, erotic, 20th Century

Winner of the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond Book Award—“An impressive interpretation of the battle” (Arthur S. Lefkowitz, author of Benedict Arnold’s Army).
Long overshadowed by the stunning American victory at Saratoga, the complex British campaign that defeated George Washington’s colonial army and led to the capture of the capital city of Philadelphia was one of the most important military events of the war. Michael C. Harris’s impressive Brandywine is the first full-length study of this pivotal engagement in many years.
Though the bitter fighting around Brandywine Creek drove the Americans from the field, their heroic defensive stand saved Washington’s army from destruction and proved that the nascent Continental foot soldiers could stand toe-to-toe with their foe. Although more combat would follow, Philadelphia fell to Gen. Sir William Howe’s British legions on September 26, 1777.
Harris’s Brandywine is the first complete study to merge the strategic, political, and tactical history of this complex operation and important set-piece battle into a single compelling account. More than a decade in the making, his sweeping prose relies almost exclusively upon original archival research and his personal knowledge of the terrain. Enhanced with original maps, illustrations, and modern photos, and told largely through the words of those who fought there, Brandywine will take its place as one of the most important military studies of the American Revolution ever written.
“Take[s] the reader into the fields and along the front-lines . . . A first-rate military history that has a deserving spot on any student’s bookshelf of the American Revolution.” —Emerging Revolutionary War Era
October 11, 1864. The Civil War rages on in Kentucky, where Union and Confederate loyalties have turned neighbors into enemies and once-proud soldiers into drifters, thieves, and outlaws. Stephen Gano Burbridge, radical Republican and military commander of the district of Kentucky, has declared his own war on this new class of marauding guerrillas, and his weekly executions at LouisvilleÕs public commons draw both crowds and widespread criticism. In this time of fear and division, a Kentucky journalist created a legend: Sue Mundy, female guerrilla, a Òshe-devilÓ and ÒtigressÓ who was leading her band of outlaws across the state in an orgy of greed and bloodshed. Though the ÒSue MundyÓ of the papers was created as an affront to embarrass Union authorities, the man behind the womanÑtwenty-year-old Marcellus Jerome ClarkeÑwas later brought to account for ÒherÓ crimes. Historians have pieced together clues about this orphan from southern Kentucky whose idealism and later disillusionment led him to his fate, but Richard TaylorÕs work of imagination makes this history fleshÑan exciting story of the Civil War told from the perspective of one of its most enigmatic figures. Sue Mundy opens in 1861, when fifteen-year-old Jerome Clark, called ÒJarom,Ó leaves everyone he lovesÑhis aunt, his adopted family, his sweetheartÑto follow his older cousin into the Confederate infantry. There, confronted by the hardships of what he slowly understands is a losing fight, JaromÕs romanticized notions of adventure and heroism are crushed under the burdens of hunger, sleepless nights, and mindless atrocities. Captured by Union forces and imprisoned in Camp Morton, Jarom makes a daring escape, crossing the Ohio River under cover of darkness and finding refuge and refreshed patriotic zeal first in Adam R. JohnsonÕs Tenth Kentucky Calvary, then among General John Hunt MorganÕs infamous brigade. MorganÕs shocking death in 1864 proves a bad omen for the Confederate cause, as members of his group of raiders scatterÑsome to rejoin organized forces, others, like Jarom, to opt for another, less civilized sort of warfare. Displaced and desperate for revenge, Jarom and his band of Confederate deserters wreak havoc in Kentucky: a rampage of senseless murder and thievery in an uncertain quest to inflict punishment on Union sympathizers. Long-locked and clean-shaven, Jarom is mistakenly labeled female by the mediaÑbut Sue Mundy is about more than the transformation of a man into a woman, and then a legend. Ironically, Sue Mundy becomes the persona by which JaromÕs darkest self is revealed, and perhaps redeemed.
The Beatles, Ed Sullivan and the Author

Ed first learns I have written a book when I hand him a finished manuscript. Naively, I imagine he'll be flattered, but when he reads it, he blows his stack and stops speaking to me. He's furious. I am revealing more about him, more backstage gossip and more details about the inner workings of the show than he wants made public. 

Fortunately for me and for Always On Sunday, Ed simmers down eventually and decides my unauthorized biography is "magnificent." He promotes it in his newspaper column, in interviews and in joint television appearances with me. Ed helps turn the book he initially hated into a national bestseller. 

During my 11 years on the Sullivan show, no one created more excitement than the Beatles. February 7, 1964: Kennedy Airport. Their first trip to the United States. The screaming fans! The haircuts! The sassy answers! Welcome to New York! The entire country focuses on this place and these young men. Including me. I am meeting their plane. A CBS public relations executive for years. Now the network's press representative on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 

Ed was warned not to sign the Beatles: "You're crazy! No British group has ever made it big in this country." A month before they arrive, they are still unknown in America. Every reporter I contact turns down my invitation to go with me to JFK. 

Two weeks later, "I Want To Hold Your Hand" rockets to the top of the charts. Beatlemania crosses the Atlantic, and I am besieged by thousands of ticket requests. Reporters plead to join me at JFK. 

On February 14, I greet the Beatles again, this time in Miami for a second Sullivan show. I do my best to stay out of the way but, thanks to papparazzi determined to cash in on every shot of the Fab Four, I appear in photos published around the world (including the NY Post). In the captions I am called a Beatle, a case of mistaken identity I still laugh about with my wife, best-selling novelist Ruth Harris. 

When I return to New York, Ed searches for me backstage. One stagehand is impressed. "Ed must really like you," he says. "You've only worked for him for four years, and he already knows your name." 

Ed And The Celebrities Who Loved Him -- Or Not! 

Why did Frank Sinatra take out an ad saying, "Ed, you're sick, sick, sick."? 

You'll find out in Always On Sunday.

Why did Mary Tyler Moore sue "The Ed Sullivan Show"? 

You'll find out in Always On Sunday.

Why did CBS cancel Bob Dylan's appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" -- against Ed's wishes? 

You'll find out in Always On Sunday.

Elvis' fans kissed him where? Ed was stunned when Elvis explained. What did Elvis say? 

You'll find out in Always On Sunday.

Always On Sunday  was originally published in hardcover by Meredith Press and in mass market paperback by NAL.

Keywords: Beatles, Sinatra, Elvis, Ed Sullivan, television, 1960s, 20th Century, rock n roll, Memphis, celebrities, memoir, baby boomer, showbiz,  singers, dancers, performers

"Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a clear and practical framework for addressing the root of the problems of today's universities. The authors provide a lucid, actionable, and evidence-based prescription for building an integrated learning system to replace the hodgepodge of miscellany that we have inherited. They illustrate the kind of conversations and transformations that could raise the value of and change the prospects for higher education." —JOHN TAGG, author, The Learning Paradigm College

"This book offers a powerful, realistic, and much-needed plan for changing how learning happens in higher education. Anyone concerned about improving teaching and students' learning needs to read this book!" —TERRY DOYLE, author, Helping Students Learn in a Learner-Centered Environment

"To help achieve the imperative to make our universities more learner-centered, the authors focus on curriculum redesign and offer a solid theoretical approach combined with applied skills that institutional leaders and faculty can use to attain their goals. Shared governance, autonomous learning, assessment, technology, and physical space are among the elements discussed in this excellent book that universities will need to consider when developing a new curriculum that is more learner-centered." —JOLENE KOESTER, president, California State University, Northridge

"Cullen, Harris, and Hill provide a thought-provoking resource with the compelling advantages and frameworks to create twenty-first-century student-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered curriculum. This is a must-read for faculty and administrators committed to transforming their curriculum in order to educate better prepared graduates." —DEBORAH L. FORD, chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

"This is the book that I have been looking for. Written by three leaders who have done the heavy lifting of leading real change, it's a book for every academic leader who understands that innovation is essential to the future of higher education." —EARL H. POTTER, III, president, St. Cloud State University

 This paper analyses the current vulnerability of local communities to changes in climate in the Tri-National de la Sangha landscape, Cameroon. This assessment creates the basis to evaluate future vulnerability and identify possible adaptation strategies that could be synergistic with mitigation efforts in the site. The assessment used a participatory approach and different dimensions of vulnerability were applied as the lenses for analysis. The assessment shows important social, ecological and economic changes over the past decades, which have shaped the dynamic vulnerability of villages in the site. Groups, natural resources and activities have differentiated exposure to different climatic disturbances. Agriculture is the most exposed and affected activity by adverse climate-related disturbances such as prolonged and unexpected dry spells and erratic rainfall. Some forest resources are also vulnerable but to less extent. The vulnerability of the communities is mainly defined by the livelihood diversification strategy of households. However, villagers as a whole are highly vulnerable to a changing climate because most of the households in the villages depend on agriculture for their subsistence and economic development. The low capacity for collective action is another driver of stress. In most of the villages, collective action to maintain social infrastructure is weak, resulting in poor management of common goods that benefit the village as a whole. Collective action mainly emerges when specific households combine efforts to improve their agricultural practices and trade. Hence, strengthening collective action in the villages has the potential to improve practices that promote a more sustainable management of common land and natural resources. Based on the insights gained through the baseline vulnerability assessment and feedback received from village representatives, certain elements were identified as important entry points in forthcoming analysis of possible climate adaptation strategies. This requires further research within the context of future vulnerability trajectories to promote synergies with climate mitigation.
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