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Bruce Henderson is the author of more than twenty nonfiction books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller And the Sea Will Tell. His latest book, Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler, will be published by William Morrow in July 2017. An award-winning journalist and author, Henderson has taught reporting at USC School of Journalism and nonfiction writing at Stanford University. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

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Bruce Henderson The best thing about being a NONFICTION writer is that I get to tell real stories about real people. In the process, I've taken some incredible…moreThe best thing about being a NONFICTION writer is that I get to tell real stories about real people. In the process, I've taken some incredible journeys and met some amazing individuals with whom I would otherwise not have crossed paths.(less)
Bruce Henderson By doing something other than sitting in front of a blank monitor. Get up, move around, take a walk, empty the garbage for the third time that day.…moreBy doing something other than sitting in front of a blank monitor. Get up, move around, take a walk, empty the garbage for the third time that day. Then, when you are ready, go back to thinking about the story you want to tell. That usually puts me in a hurry to get back to writing. The best way to start or restart? "Write the truest sentence that you know." (Thank you Ernest Hemingway.) (less)
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4.38 avg rating — 1,665 ratings — published 2017 — 16 editions
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Hero Found: The Greatest PO...

4.28 avg rating — 779 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Fatal North: Murder and Sur...

4.04 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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Rescue at Los Baños: The Mo...

4.13 avg rating — 507 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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Trace Evidence: The Hunt fo...

3.88 avg rating — 382 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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True North: Peary, Cook, an...

4.02 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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Down to the Sea: An Epic St...

4.04 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Ring Of Deceit by Bruce   Henderson
"Reads like a mystery novel

My 88 year old aunt was peripherally involved as a member of Wells Fargo's auditing team. I was aware of this case from the time I was a young adult and now at age 62, I wanted to know more about it. I was amazed at how t..." Read more of this review »
Sons and Soldiers by Bruce   Henderson
"This just might be the best book I’ve read. Had me in tears. Scary this was not that log ago. "
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"Before the beginning of World War II, a new power was rising in Germany. It was a party that had only one doctrine, and it was willing to annihilate anyone that stood within their path to achieve what they saw as a true and pure race. One where th..." Read more of this review »
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“Stories untold are too often stories lost.”
Bruce Henderson

“nearly 60 percent of the credible intelligence gathered in Europe came from Ritchie Boys.”
Bruce Henderson, Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Stories untold are too often stories lost.”
Bruce Henderson

“Hours before his death in 1955 from a ruptured abdominal aortic ayeurysm, Albert Einstein's doctors proposed trying a new and unproven surgery as a final option for extending his life. Einstein refused. "I have done my share," he said. "It is time to go. I will do it elegantly.”
Albert Einstein




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