Books by Dan Kurzman

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"A little-known tale whose significance the author trumpets a bit too brassily. "
Infuriated by the ousting of Mussolini in July 1943, Hitler ordered his minions to plan and execute the kidnapping of Pope Pius XII and the plundering of the Vatican's treasures. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 2004

"Carefully detailed and very well narrated: a fine tonic for those weary of sectarian division."
A moving, memorable episode in WWII naval history. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"Rabin may have shown all his cards all the time, but one senses there are more complex explanations than those offered here for such a seemingly simple approach to life. (16 pages b&w photos)"
A worthwhile review of the life of the late Israeli leader by an award-winning journalist, but it sheds little new light on one of the more intriguing personalities of the last 50 years. Read full book review >
BLOOD AND WATER by Dan Kurzman
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Spellbinding and deeply sobering military history."
In history that reads like a great thriller, award-winning former Washington Post reporter Kurzman (Left to Die: The Tragedy of the USS Juneau, 1994, etc.) tells the story of the Allied effort to derail the Nazi quest to develop a nuclear bomb. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Kurzman's evenhanded and absorbing report not only bridges a long-standing gap in the history books but pays fitting tribute to those lost. (Photos—16 pages—not seen)"
From Kurzman (Fatal Voyage, A Killing Wind, etc.), a telling rundown on a WW II disaster that seldom rates more than a footnote in standard chronicles. Read full book review >