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Since our creation in 1945 by Walter B. Pitkin, Jr., Sidney B. Kramer, and Ian and Betty Ballantine, Bantam Books has represented a spirit of adventure in storytelling matched by a bold cultural and intellectual reach. Our current fiction list has a particular focus on suspense titles, publishing some of the most talented names in mystery and thriller, including bestselling authors William Landay, Susan Elia MacNeal, Laurie R. King, and Rita Mae Brown, as well as a host of emerging stars. On the nonfiction side, Bantam is known for excellence in science, military history, and sports. We have proudly published bestselling writers such as Stephen Hawking, Daniel Coyle, Adam Makos, and James Hornfischer.

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