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HOWARD BLUM is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, as well as such bestsellers as Wanted!, The Gold Exodus, and Gangland. He is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. While at the New York Times, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The Floor of Heaven: A True Story of the old West and the Yukon Gold Rush will be published by Crown/Random on April 26, 2011. Twentieth Century Fox is developing FLOOR as a major motion picture.

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Average rating: 3.74 · 3,687 ratings · 618 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
American Lightning: Terror,...
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 1,780 ratings — published 2008 — 12 editions
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The Floor of Heaven: A True...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Dark Invasion: 1915: German...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 472 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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The Brigade: An Epic Story ...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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The Gold of Exodus
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Gangland: How the FBI Broke...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1993 — 11 editions
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The Eve of Destruction: The...
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Out There: The Government's...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Wanted! The Search for Nazi...
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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I Pledge Allegiance
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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.”
Howard Blum, American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood & the Crime of the Century

“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.”
Howard Blum, The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation & World War II

“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.”
Howard Blum, The Brigade: An Epic Story of Vengeance, Salvation & World War II

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