Books by David R. Stokes

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[BREAKING NEWS: "BLAIR UNDERWOOD is heading to Camelot. The actor's production company, Intrepid Pictures, has acquired the rights to David R. Stokes' spy novel Camelot's Cousin: The Spy Who Betrayed Kennedy. Intrepid will partner with Little Studio Films to adapt the thriller into a film with Underwood in the lead role." - From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (02.03.2015)]

David R. Stokes (58) is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author. He is currently working on several projects for publication 2015.

Screenplays based on three of his novels, CAMELOT'S COUSIN, NOVEMBER SURPRISE, & CAPITOL LIMITED, are currently being represented for production in Hollywood.

Retired FBI Agent and Bestselling author, Bob Hamer, says, "David Stokes combines his meticulous research with a writing style which makes you feel as though you are that fly-on-the-wall witnessing history as it unfolds."

David grew up in the Detroit, Michigan area and has been an ordained minister for 36 years. Along the way he added radio broadcaster, columnist, and author to his resume, while living and serving in Texas, Illinois, New York, and for the past 16 years--beautiful Northern Virginia. David has been married to his wife, Karen, for more than 38 years and they have been blessed with three daughters--all now grown and with wonderful children of their own.

There are, in fact, seven grandchildren, a fact verified by hundreds--maybe thousands--of pictures, as well as an ever-growing collection of toys joyously cluttering their home.

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The Shooting Salvationist: J. Frank Norris and the Murder Trial that Captivated America
by David R. Stokes
The Shooting Salvationist chronicles what may be the most famous story you have never heard. In the 1920’s, the Reverend J. Frank Norris railed against vice and conspiracies he saw everywhere to a congregation of more than 10,000 at First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest congregation in America, the first...
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November Surprise: A Political Thriller [Terrorism/Politics]
by David R. Stokes
The daring and deadly midday abduction of a former President of the United States triggers a national and international crisis. But he’s only one of the president’s involved in the story told in NOVEMBER SURPRISE. It’s really the story of three presidents—the one taken, the one in the White House, and the one who was elected just...
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Firebrand: Politics, Arson, Perjury, and an Embattled American City in 1912
by David R. Stokes
In early 1912, the city of Fort Worth, Texas found itself in a firestorm, one that had political, religious, and criminal undertones. At the center of the controversy was a local minister, J. Frank Norris. Determined to make a name for himself, he adopted a sensational approach to preaching. Norris was the predecessor of the all...
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How to Keep Calm and Carry On: 1st Century Wisdom for 21st Century Living
by David R. Stokes
In his famous poem, "IF", Rudyard Kipling extolled the virtue of knowing how to "keep your head when all about you are losing theirs--and blaming it on you." This book is for people who want to be like that. The principles shared are derived from the writings of Simon Peter, an early follower of Jesus Christ. Jesus saw Simon's...
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JACK & DICK: When Kennedy Met Nixon
by David R. Stokes
JOHN F. KENNEDY and RICHARD M. NIXON met for the first time in early 1947, when they became part of the 80th Congress. A few months later—and thirteen years before their historic competition for the presidency—they traveled to McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where they debated the merits of a new labor law. But their minds were on...
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In The Arena: Reflections on Culture, History, Politics, and Faith
by David R. Stokes
Bestselling author David R. Stokes shares an assortment of powerful essays in IN THE ARENA. From the war on terror, to the Cold War, to great moments in sports, to presidential politics, to Vladimir Putin, and so much more, Stokes offers insightful analysis on an eclectic list of subjects. Chapter titles include: “The Iron Lady and...
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The Churchill Plot
by David R. Stokes
As 90-year-old Winston Churchill barely clings to life in January 1965, Great Britain and the world prepare for the most significant funeral of the century. The long-planned grand farewell for the great man (code name: Operation Hope Not) will include the presence of a “who’s who” list of world leaders, all vying for the attention...
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THE BOTHERED BUTLER: Moving from Burden to Breakthrough
by David R. Stokes
From Best-selling author DAVID R. STOKES—Just as some of the pivotal moments of progress in human history began with someone getting upset enough about something to act toward change, so it is in our personal lives. And the fact is that there are times when we feel burdens that can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs in our personal...
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When Good Samaritans Get Mugged: Hope & Healing for Wounded Warriors
by David R. Stokes
Your mother probably said it—maybe your grandmother, too. They parroted the overused maternal maxim: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." They meant well, but they were being less-than-truthful. When was the last time you were hit by a stick or a stone was hurled at you? When was the last time...
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Jake & Clara: Scandal, Politics, Hollywood, and Murder
by David R. Stokes
JAKE & CLARA is a true story from the dawn of the Jazz Age about scandal, politics, Hollywood--and murder. When Warren Harding won the White House in 1920, his campaign received millions from Jake Hamon--"The Oil King of Oklahoma." Harding planned to make Jake the most powerful businessman in America. But Mrs. Harding (some called her...
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