Steve Anderson

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I'm the author of the Kaspar Brothers novels (The Losing Role, Liberated, Lost Kin) and other books. Under False Flags is the prequel to my latest novel, The Preserve. I was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany and am a literary translator as well as a freelance editor. I live in Portland, Oregon.

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Years ago, I planned to become a history professor. Then I discovered fiction writing — I could make stuff up, I realized, using history and research to serve the story. I write novels that introduce a little-known aspect of historical events, mixing in overlooked crimes, true accounts, and neglected underdogs.

I've also written narrative nonfiction, short stories and screenplays. I've worked in advertising, marketing, and journalism. I've
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It’s been a long road surviving the pandemic and all the other things that made it worse, but we’re starting to see the end of this dark tunnel. Finally. I hope you’re all doing all right, staying healthy, and getting by in the best ways you can.

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“Let’s honor a man or woman who was there, but never a war itself and those who start it.”
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“In decades from now, I’m sure they’ll say we Joes were all noble, every one of us grimy but patriotic cherubs. Because we won a war. Back home they already do think it, thanks to the publicity teams, the ads, correspondents, censors. I’m not buying it. If we have to come here and fight to do away with your Hitler and the sorry mess he created, then people ought to know just how much the effort sucks all our souls. That way, maybe no one will try a war again.”
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“I don’t blame Germans,” Emil said. “I don’t even blame Nazis. I blame people who want to live at the expense of others.”
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