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Howard Blum

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Howard Blum is the author of New York Times bestsellers including Dark Invasion, the Edgar Award–winner American Lightning, as well as Wanted!, The Gold Exodus, Gangland, and The Floor of Heaven. Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. While at the New York Times, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He is the father of three children, and lives in Connecticut.

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The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum

In the crosshairs: One of Betty Pack’s earliest seductions.An excerpt from The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal.

“On the chosen weekend, she proceeded carefully; her tradecraft was very deliberate. The first day she had been flirtatious, but not ostentatiously so. She wanted him to get comfortable with the idea of her. When she brushed careless...

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American Lightning: Terror,...

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The Floor of Heaven: A True...

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Dark Invasion 1915: Germany...

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The Gold of Exodus: The Dis...

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Gangland: How the FBI Broke...

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The Eve of Destruction: The...

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Out There: The Government's...

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“For at the beginning of the twentieth century, the nation had been struggling to find its way. Terror had raged, a second civil war had threatened to split the nation into new feuding armies, and the inequities of industrial life had brutalized too many lives. Three men who were caught up in those traumatic times, shaped by them, found with their talents, energy, and ideals a way out of it, both for themselves and for the nation. Darrow, Billy, D.W. were all flawed - egotists, temperamental, and too often morally complacent. But as their careers and lives intersected in Los Angeles at the tail end of the first decade of the twentieth century, each in his own way helped to move America into the modern world. They were individuals willing to fight for their beliefs; and the legacy of their battles, their cultural and political brawls, remains part of our national consciousness.”
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“Now was the moment for the Jews to turn the tables. To repay not just the Nazis, but all the centuries of persecution. Perhaps the time had finally come for Jewish soldiers to unleash all restraints.”
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“Deutschland Kaput! Kein Reich, Kein Volk, Kein Führer! Die Juden Kommen!” Trucks veered out of line to smash into men bicycling on the other side of the road. At night, soldiers looking for revenge sneaked into villages, assaulting women, burning houses.”
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