Search Results: "Howard Blum"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Instructive, yes, but also as engrossing as good detective fiction."
Terrifically engaging and pertinent tale of the New York City bomb squad that foiled German terrorist plots against the United States at the outbreak of World War I. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2011

"Apportioning just the right attention to each of their stories, Blum weaves a truly memorable frontier tale."
An accomplished storyteller and two-time Pulitzer nominee charts the criss-crossed lives of three remarkable Klondike characters. Read full book review >

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THE LAST GOODNIGHT by Howard Blum
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"Occasionally breathless and torrid in description, this is a well-documented work that certainly never bores."
Fascinating portrait of an accidental but very effective female American spy at the fraught early stages of World War II. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Unfailingly entertaining."
Two-time Pulitzer nominee Blum (The Eve of Destruction, 2003, etc.) cinematically explores the 1910 dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"It should translate well to the screen; film rights have already been sold to Castle Rock Entertainment. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 100,000; first serial to Vanity Fair)"
Tom Clancy meets Indiana Jones in this far-fetched but gripping account of archaeology, biblical treasure, and international espionage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2003

"A fine exercise in popular history, in time for the 30th anniversary of the conflict."
Failed intelligence, a surprise attack, the threat of weapons of mass destruction—and that's just in the first few pages of this suspenseful account of the last unified Arab attempt to destroy Israel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2001

"Military historians, fans of war stories, and lovers of Judaica: all will all be pleased."
An action-packed, real-life drama featuring the first Jewish army to go into combat for 2,000 years. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 8, 1993

"FBI knight slays Mafia dragon—and Blum milks this latter-day fairy tale for all it's worth. (First serial to New York Magazine; film rights sold to Columbia Pictures)"
John Gotti now sits in a top-security federal prison, locked into his cell 23 hours a day, allowed to shower once a week. Read full book review >

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YOAV BLUM
by Rhett Morgan

Already a successful software developer and bestselling writer in Israel, Yoav Blum decided to bring his work to a global audience through self-publishing. In 2010 he released an English translation of a short story collection and then, just last spring, offered his biggest Hebrew-language hit, The Coincidence Makers,to American audiences. The book follows a group of people working ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Code Name: Tracker by Art Blum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"A beefy, diverting plot with a compelling protagonist to match."
Blum's supernatural thriller features a bogus psychic who may hold the key to rescuing captive children and thwarting an imminent terrorist attack. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2006

"A useful but oddly uncritical summary."
An account of fin-de-siècle investigations into the murky worlds and weird works of mediums, mesmerists, rhabdomancers and spiritualists. Read full book review >