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|Headquarters location||Fort Lee, New Jersey|
Barricade Books is an independent publishing company specializing in non-fiction titles and featuring biography, memoir, including holocaust memoirs, and true crime and Mafia titles.
The genesis for Barricade Books was Lyle Stuart Inc., founded by Lyle Stuart (1922-2006), the publisher of such titles as Naked Came the Stranger, Ordeal by Linda Lovelace, and The Sensuous Woman by '"J".
In 1989, the Barricade Books imprint was established. In 1995, Barricade Books published the bestseller The Housekeeper’s Diary by Wendy Berry. The controversial The Turner Diaries, an anti-government novel, was published in 1996 and was said to have been a favorite of Timothy J. McVeigh, executed for the Oklahoma City bombing. A bestseller, Sex and the Single Girl, by Helen Gurley Brown and originally published by Bernard Geis Associates, was republished by Barricade in 2002.
Barricade titles include a biography by Peter L Winkler, Dennis Hopper, The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel, Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, by Leon H. Charney, Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone by Doug Brode and Carol Serling, a true crime book about Susan Berman by Cathy Scott, Murder of a Mafia Daughter, and Running Scared, a biography by John L. Smith about Steve Wynn.
Scheduled for publication in 2012 is a memoir by the lawyer Raoul Felder, Reflections in a Mirror, and the non-fiction book, The Mob Doctor, by Ron Felber, that is the basis for a FOX Television series of the same title scheduled to air in September 2012.
In 1997, a $3.1 million libel judgment, as a result of a lawsuit filed by Wynn against Stuart for the Running Scared biography, forced the publisher into bankruptcy. The company continued to publish and the judgment was eventually reversed.
At the time of Lyle Stuart’s death in 2006, his wife, Carole Stuart, became publisher. She had previously worked in a variety of departments for Lyle Stuart Inc. and Barricade Books.
- New York Times, "Whenever Trouble Brews, Publisher Beams," January 28, 1998
- New York Times, Lyle Stuart, Publisher of Renegade Titles, Dies at 83," June 26, 2006
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