About David’s Publisher

Founded in 1989, Feral House is one of the most respected and controversial publishers of non-fiction books in the U.S. The winner of four Independent Publisher Awards (2000, 2005, 2006, and 2012), Feral House is celebrated globally for its fearless, no-holds-barred approach to nonfiction publishing.

Reason.com called the Feral House book “Extreme Islam” “frightening, fascinating, and vitally relevant to Americans.” Salon.com called Feral House “equal parts P.T. Barnum, Rod Serling and Hegel.” The Los Angeles Times said that Feral House exemplified “the publisher as provocateur…quirky and brave,” adding “we need publishers like Feral House.” In 2010, The Huffington Post called Feral House “the most dangerous publisher in America.”

Feral House has a successful history of converting its books into mainstream films, beginning with the Academy Award-winning “Ed Wood,” starring Johnny Depp, Patricia Arquette, and Martin Landau. In 2006, Sony Pictures produced “American Hardcore: The History of Punk Rock,” based on the Feral House title of the same name, and in 2010, Feral House’s “Lords of Chaos” was optioned as a starring vehicle for “Twilight” co-star Jackson Rathbone. “Big Dead Place,” about life at a research facility in Antarctica, has been optioned by HBO, to be written by Breaking Bad scribe Peter Gould. And former Variety journalist Mike Jones is currently adapting Feral House’s “15 to Life” as a feature film.

In 2013, Feral House’s “Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside Mexico’s Violent Drug War” became one of the best-reviewed nonfiction books of the year. Coincidentally, the book was covered in The Guardian by the same journalist who, one month later, would make the David Cole/David Stein story an international sensation.

In September 2013, Feral House was threatened with legal action by Watergate felon John Dean over the explosive exposé “White House Call Girl.” The book was released despite the threats.

One Response to “About David’s Publisher”
  1. chris says:

    Hello. Is David Cole/Stein’s contact info available? I doubt it. But I have a question about his holocaust scholarship. It is simply this; did he quit researching it back then; or is his scholarship current? The materiel in Appendix A in the new book; does this represent the latest scholarship; or does this date back to when he left that phase of his life? Thank you very much. P.S. I believe what he writes here; I just want to know the date on this stuff. Thanks again.

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