Greetings to all from sunny Devon, UK. Over here we have publishers who draw you in to a self-publishing scam and who steal your idea and run off with it, but we don't (as far as I know) have agents who do such things.
I have just started to look for a US agent and already I have found one who is a front for a self-pub racket (this one is on your Ten Most Unwanted list, which I hadn't seen at the time). Another said she couldn't be interested in me because she was already working on a similar project. Hm, well, possible, but very unlikely.
I've managed reasonably well without a UK agent but I don't think I can do that so far away across the pond. Any ideas for a solid, reliable agent interested in World War II non-fiction?