February 17, 2015

Jan Jarboe Russell discussed her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Deep in the southern tip of Texas, Crystal City served as an internment camp for thousands of civilians of German, Italian, and Japanese descent during World War II. In her powerful account of the relocation of entire families—many with American-born children—Russell, a Nieman fellow and widely-published writer on topics related to Texas, delves into the secret program that exchanged Crystal City detainees for more “valuable” Americans caught behind enemy lines overseas.

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781451693676
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Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2016

November 17, 2014

Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward spoke about their book, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, with Politics & Prose at the Willard Hotel on Monday November 17, 2014.

A vivid and personal portrait of America’s greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation, which expands on the hugely acclaimed seven-part PBS documentary series, bringing readers even deeper into these extraordinary leaders’ lives

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$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700230
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Published: Knopf - September 9th, 2014

November 6, 2014

Eric Lichtblau spoke about his book, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men, at Politics & Prose on Thursday November 6, 2014.

Thousands of Nazis -- from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich -- came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. They had little trouble getting in. With scant scrutiny, many gained entry on their own as self-styled war "refugees," their pasts easily disguised and their war crimes soon forgotten. But some had help and protection from the U.S. government. The CIA, the FBI, and the military all put Hitler's minions to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers, whitewashing their histories. For the first time, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story not only of the Nazi scientists brought to America, but of the German spies and con men who followed them and lived for decades as ordinary citizens. Only years after their arrival did private sleuths and government prosecutors begin trying to identify the hidden Nazis. But even then, American intelligence agencies secretly worked to protect a number of their prized spies from exposure. Today, a few Nazis still remain on our soil. Investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau, relying on a trove of newly discovered documents and scores of interviews with participants in this little-known chapter of postwar history, tells the shocking and shameful story of how America became a safe haven for Hitler's men.

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ISBN: 9780544577886
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Published: Mariner Books - October 6th, 2015

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