Owen Matthews Reveals ‘An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent’ in Riveting New Book [REVIEW]

Richard Sorge

Richard Sorge: (left) His official Comintern identity photograph, Moscow, 1924; (right) his police photograph after his arrest. (Photo on left courtesy Owen Matthews/Photo on right by SPUTNIK Alamy Stock Photo)

Formidable. Fleckless. Brilliant. Richard Sorge is the kind of spy who could make James Bond jealous. The information he provided to his masters was spot on, his escapades legendary. Now it is your turn to discover one of the Soviet Union’s most revered operatives in Owen Matthews’ fascinating book, An Impeccable Spy. Read more of this post

Abandoned and Alone, a Young Boy Must Survive Andrew Taylor’s ‘The Second Midnight’ [REVIEW]

Prague

A father leaves his boy behind in Nazi-infested Prague in Andrew Taylor’s The Second Midnight. (Photo by Roman Boed, Flickr)

A world on the brink of war. A father with a secret mission. A son who becomes a pawn. Set against Nazi-invaded Czechoslovakia, a game of political espionage becomes a child’s fight for survival in Andrew Taylor’s classic, The Second Midnight. Read more of this post

Mario Escobar’s ‘Children of the Stars’ Reminds Us That We Are Never Truly Alone [REVIEW]

Paris, France in 1942

Two boys must flee toward freedom when the Nazis occupy Paris in Mario Escobar’s Children of the Stars. (Photo courtesy ww2gallery, Flickr)

A growing threat sweeps across Europe. A loving couple searches for safety. Two brothers flee for their lives. In World War II Paris, meet two boys who will do whatever it takes to reunite with their beloved parents in Mario Escobar’s inspired new novel, Children of the Stars. Read more of this post

Jennifer Chiaverini’s ‘Resistance Women’ Reminds Us That Hope Hides in Plain Sight [REVIEW]

Berlin

As the Third Reich gained power, a secret network of women fought to bring it crumbling down. (Photo by Indiara DB, Flickr)

An American woman in a foreign land. She was never meant to be a spy. But when evil raises its ugly head, she knows she has to do something to slay the beast. In Jennifer Chiaverini’s unforgettable novel, meet the Resistance Women who sacrifice everything they have to fight the Nazis. Read more of this post

‘Hitler in Los Angeles’ is the Wake-Up Call America Needs Now [REVIEW]

Nazis in Los Angeles celebrate Hitler's birthday

The Nazi-based Friends of the New Germany hold a party in Los Angeles to mark Adolph Hitler’s birthday in 1935. (Photo courtesy Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 2, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.)

Radicalized hate groups. Political conspiracies. Undercover spies. The Hollywood elite. These may sound like elements taken from today’s news headlines, but in fact they are aspects of a little-known story that unfolded more than 80 years ago in the the City of Angels. Now historian Steven J. Ross reveals this compelling tale in his Pulitzer-Prize nominated book, Hitler in Los Angeles.  Read more of this post