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World Rights to Kathryn Miles' Adventures with Ari: A Puppy, A Leash, and Our Year Outdoors to Ann Treistman at Skyhorse by Lauren MacLeod of The Strothman Agency, LLC. For publication in April 2009.

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World Rights to Carol Delaney's Columbus and the Quest of Jerusalem to Emily Loose at Free Press. For publication in 2010.

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Chris White's "Skipjack: Tracking the Last Sailing Oystermen" a book that explores the last days of the Chesapeake Bay's oyster industry and the men who ply the waters in a boat known as a "skipjack" to Michael Flamini in a nice deal for World by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency.

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Film Rights to Thomas Rogers's JERRY ENGELS and AT THE SHORES, to John Meckler at JMM Film, in a nice deal, by Liza Wachter at Rabineau, Wachter, Sanford and Harris, on behalf of Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency.

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An early six-figure figure offer jumpstarted the bidding on University of Chicago psychologist Sian Beilock's CHOKE: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Success and Failure at Work and Play, which reveals astonishing new scientific research that turns on its head what we know about body-brain intelligence and performance, specifically what makes us flub and freeze. After two days of intense jockeying the young rising star's first book went to Leslie Meredith at Free Press for publication in 2010. The sale was handled by Dan O'Connell of The Strothman Agency.

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Peter Ginna at Bloomsbury Press bought world rights for The Sound of Freedom by historian Ray Arsenault  (Freedom Riders), about internationally acclaimed contralto Marion Anderson's 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, given after she had been denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall because of her race.  Sold by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency for publication in 2008.

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Intellectual historian Christopher Lane’s Failing Gods: A Century of Doubt which examines how the great 19th century scientific discoveries affected the faith of Victorians and recreates the feel of a society undergoing rapid changes as technology, science, and morality force Victorians to grapple with their most basic beliefs. To Jean Thomson Black at Yale University Press.

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