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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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*In the Enemy’s House.

Blum, Howard (Author)

Feb 2018. 352 p. Harper, hardcover, $29.99. (9780062458247). 341.4.

Edgar-winning Blum, a former New York Times reporter, unites journalistic detail with propulsive storytelling. Blum’s focus is on Russia’s efforts to steal atomic secrets from the U.S. during WWII by infiltrating American intelligence. These efforts were aided and...

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American Lightning: Terror,...

3.48 avg rating — 2,483 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Floor of Heaven: A True...

3.93 avg rating — 893 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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Dark Invasion 1915: Germany...

4.01 avg rating — 793 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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The Last Goodnight: A World...

3.64 avg rating — 1,021 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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The Brigade: An Epic Story ...

4.20 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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The Gold of Exodus: The Dis...

3.86 avg rating — 312 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Gangland: How the FBI Broke...

3.75 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1993 — 12 editions
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The Eve of Destruction: The...

4.07 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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In the Enemy's House

4.09 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Out There: The Government's...

3.70 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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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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