Bantam Books, established in 1945, is one of the most successful publishers of adult fiction and nonfiction. In addition to being the nation's largest mass market paperback publisher, Bantam publishes a select yet diverse hardcover list, which includes the bestselling novelists Dean Koontz, Tom Robbins, Elizabeth George, Iris Johansen, Tami Hoag, Diane Mott Davidson, George R.R. Martin, Michael Palmer, and Luanne Rice. Bantam Books has also published some of the bestselling nonfiction hardcovers of the last decade, including General H. Norman Schwarzkopf's It Doesn't Take a Hero; Jerry Seinfeld's Seinlanguage; Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence, John Glenn's John Glenn: A Memoir, Christiane Northrup's The Wisdom of Menopause and the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley with Ron Powers. Bestselling Bantam mass market and trade paperback authors include Louis L'Amour, Maya Angelou, Jean Auel, Sandra Brown, Pat Conroy, Nora Roberts, Tom Wolfe, Kay Hooper, Lisa Gardner, Rita Mae Brown, and more than 40 original Star WarsTM fiction titles.