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New York Times Best-Selling Author

Six Days in August

The Story of Stockholm Syndrome

Suspenseful . . . A true-crime page-turner about one of the most notorious bank heists of the past half century.  

    Kirkus Review

David King Historian David King Author, David King Author of The Trial of Adolf Hitler, Vienna 1814, Death in the City of Light, Finding Atlantis

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About David

David King is the New York Times best-selling author of five books of history and narrative nonfiction, including Death in the City of Light and The Trial of Adolf Hitler. His most recent book, Six Days in August, tells the true story of the hostage crisis that inspired the term "Stockholm syndrome." A Fulbright Scholar with a master's degree from Cambridge University, King taught European history at the University of Kentucky. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society, and an inductee into his high school's Hall of Fame. His work has been translated into almost twenty languages and three of his books have been sold for film and television, two of them to major Hollywood studios. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and children.


Read David's interview with Jeff Glor, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and watch his talk on C-SPAN's Book TV. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor.


“Historian David King specialises in grand and gripping

non-fiction thrillers with a twist of chaos.”

    -South China Morning Post

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My Books
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Dr. Petiot, Marcel Petiot, Death in the City of Light, David King, David King Author, David King Historian

death in the city of light

Dr. Petiot was accused of master-minding what Commissaire Massu called "the most dreadful criminal
plot that I have ever seen." 


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