My reading this morning goes from a contemporary setting in Wyoming to 16th century Florence, Italy; from craggy sheriff Walt Longmire to Alessandro de’ Medici with the books AN OBVIOUS FACT by Craig Johnson, Johnson’s 12th Walt Longmire and THE BLACK PRINCE OF FLORENCE by Catherine Fletcher.
This Sunday I’m taping an interview with Karl Jacoby, author of THE STRANGE CAREER OF WILLIAM ELLIS: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire. KAZI Book Review contributor Evelyn Martin Anderson recommended the book and we’ll be jointly interviewing him.
After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. In Andrew Nagorski’s new book, THE NAZI HUNTERS, focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten—and who were determined to track them down to the furthest corners of the earth.
Tune in at 8 a.m. CST Monday to KAZI 88.7 FM for my interview with Andrew Nagorski.
Andrew Nagorski is an award-winning journalist and author who spent more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and editor for Newsweek. He is also the author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power.
If a first draft of a novel by Ernest Hemingway ended up in your hands and clues to the location of a suitcase of unpublished writings by Hemingway, what would you do? Further sweetening the plot of THE HEMINGWAY THIEF by Shaun Harris, is that the protagonist, Henry Cooper, is a successful romance novelist who writes under an assumed name, Toulouse Velour, and his horde of female fans think Toulouse is a woman.
I’ll be taping an interview with Shsun Harris and I’ll be sure to ask him if he has been writing romance novels under an assumed name.