Books by Leonard A. Cole
Chasing the Ghost
The principal aim of the book is to present an engaging narrative that appeals both to scientists and non-scientists. A mixture of memoir and biography, it tells a deeply human story. Although informed by the importance of neutrinos, it is primarily about Fred Reines, and not technical details of neutrino physics. The science presented here is intended to appeal to a broad audience. Essential to the story about Reines, the science is described in a manner intended to interest and excite the reader. While coursing through Reines’ life and the varied challenges and encounters he experienced, the book also reveals the constants of his persona.
"Cole chronicles Reines’ extraordinary accomplishment in all its iterations… [He] deftly produces a 'mixture of memoir and biography’ and, as a result, the entire work is infused with a spirit of loving admiration...A thoughtful and informative account of a scientific giant.”
— Kirkus Reviews
Top 10 science-related biographies of 2021 by Symmetry Magazine
Finalist 2022 Indie Book Awards in the Autobiography/Biography category
Local Planning for Terror and Disaster
The Anthrax Letters
Essentials of Terror Medicine
In a gripping narrative, terrorist expert Leonard A. Cole describes how different segments of Israeli society have coped with terrorism―survivors of attacks, families of victims, emergency responders, doctors and nurses, and, in the end, the general population. He also interviews Palestinians, including imprisoned handlers of suicide bombers, who endorse or deplore suicide bombings. He concludes that the Israeli experience with preparedness and coping offers valuable lessons for the United States.