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Blum, Howard

Overview
Works: 62 works in 260 publications in 9 languages and 14,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Personal narratives  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F912.Y9, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Howard Blum
American lightning : terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century by Howard Blum( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of murder, deceit, celebrity, media manipulation, and film as propaganda, when the bombing of the Los Angeles Times building in 1910 exposed a deadly "national dynamite plot" by trade unionists to terrorize America with one hundred bombings in a doomed attempt to force capitalism to its knees. The relentless pursuit, capture, trial, and punishment of the bombers made a national hero of master detective Billy Burns, and entangled crusading defense lawyer Clarence Darrow in a reckless, nearly career-ending scheme to bribe witnesses and jurors and throttle justice. Meanwhile, the events inspired D.W. Griffith to make his groundbreaking film The Birth of a Nation
The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush by Howard Blum( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using primary source materials from three individuals around whom the narrative revolves, best-selling author Blum tells a story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush
Wanted! : the search for Nazis in America by Howard Blum( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gold of Exodus : the discovery of the true Mount Sinai by Howard Blum( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They find the remains of the stone altar at which the Golden Calf was worshiped, the twelve pillars that Moses ordered to be erected, the cave where Moses slept, and, most sensationally, the unnaturally scorched spot on the mountaintop where God gave Moses the two stone tablets. They also explain, in a fascinating account, the truth about the parting of the Red Sea waters. And not the least of their discoveries is the fact that one of the most sacred spots on earth is now a top secret Saudi military base
Dark invasion : 1915: Germany's secret war and the hunt for the first terrorist cell in America by Howard Blum( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil during World War I, and the NYPD Inspector who helped uncover the plot--the basis for the film to be produced by and starring Bradley Cooper. When a "neutral" United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs--including an expert on germ warfare, a Harvard professor, and a brilliant, debonair spymaster--devise a series of "mysterious accidents" using explosives and biological weapons, to bring down vital targets such as ships, factories, livestock, and even captains of industry like J.P. Morgan. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department's Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them. Assembling a team of loyal operatives, the cunning Irish cop hunts for the conspirators among a population of more than eight million Germans. But the deeper he finds himself in this labyrinth of deception, the more Tunney realizes that the enemy's plan is far more complex and more dangerous than he suspected.Full of drama and intensity, illustrated with eight pages of black and-white photos, Dark Invasion is riveting war thriller that chillingly echoes our own time"-- Provided by publisher
The brigade : an epic story of vengeance, salvation, and World War II by Howard Blum( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the activities of three men known as the Brigade, who, amidst the turmoil of post-war Europe, eliminated Nazi officers in hiding and engineered the rescue and transportation of Holocaust survivors to Palestine
Out there : the government's secret quest for extraterrestrials by Howard Blum( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From conducting bizarre psychic experiments to devising models of what visitors from other worlds might look like, our government has played a more active role in the search for UFOs than they want us to believe. Includes information on Project Blue Book, MJ-12, the SETI project, and more
I pledge allegiance-- : the true story of the Walkers : an American spy family by Howard Blum( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on his access to key government documents, intelligence officials, and family members, the author reveals the inside story of the Walker spy ring and the shocking saga of the Walker family
The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal by Howard Blum( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time magazine called her "the Mata Hari of Minnesota"; OSS Chief general "Wild Bill" Donovan called her "the greatest unsung heroine of the war." But for decades, the extent of Betty Pack's achievements as an agent during World War II, first for Britain's MI6 and then for America's OSS, remained classified. Now, the truth about this femme fatale--her dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions, the heartaches that haunted her life, her vital contributions to the Allied victory--forms a narrative more thrilling than fiction. Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and extremely intelligent: these qualities would prove crucial to her success as a spy. It was a vocation she fell into almost by accident, but she turned out to be a consummate professional. Using the code name "Cynthia, " she seduced diplomats and military attachés across the globe in exchange for crucial secrets, but her missions went far beyond the bedroom. She repeatedly risked her life to secure coveted documents, such as the Polish codebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra. Bestselling author Howard Blum masterfully spins Betty's triumphs, the trail of broken hearts she left in her wake, and her brushes with death into a suspenseful saga of wartime espionage.-- Adapted from dust jacket
The eve of destruction : the untold story of the Yom Kippur War by Howard Blum( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Yom Kippur war of October, 1973 traces the Suez Canal crossing of more than 80,000 Egyptian troops who penetrated the Sinai Peninsula and devastated the Israeli air force before the tide turned, noting the battle's role in Middle East relations today
American lightning : [terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century] by Howard Blum( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details a deadly explosion that ripped through the offices of the "Los Angeles Times" in October 1910, part of a planned assault on one hundred American cities, the investigation that followed, and the arrest and trial of two union activists for the crime
The floor of heaven : [a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush] by Howard Blum( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures. Gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen, are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who've outlived their usefulness. But then gold is discovered in Alaska and the adjacent Canadian Klondike and a new frontier suddenly looms
Dark invasion : 1915 : Germany's secret war and the hunt for the first terrorist cell in America by Howard Blum( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Invasion tells the remarkable true story of New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney and his pivotal role in discovering, and delivering to justice, a ruthless ring of German terrorists determined to annihilate the United States. Through meticulous research, author Howard Blum deftly reconstructs an enthralling, vividly detailed saga of subterfuge and bravery. His gritty, energetic narrative follows the German spies--with Tunney hot on their heels--from the streets, harbors, and warehouses of New York City to the genteel quads of Harvard, the grand estates of industry tycoons, and the steps of the US Capitol. The New York Police Department's breathtaking efforts to unravel the extent of the German plot and close in on its perpetrators are revealed in this riveting account of America's first encounter with a national security threat unlike any other--the threat of terrorism--that is more relevant now than ever
Wishful thinking by Howard Blum( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last goodnight : a World War II story of espionage, adventure, and betrayal by Howard Blum( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief General "Wild Bill" Donovan as "the greatest unsung heroine of the war."Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent--and she knew it. As an agent for Britain's MI-6 and then America's OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. This is the remarkable story of this "Mata Hari from Minnesota" (Time) and the passions that ruled her tempestuous life--a life filled with dangerous liaisons and death-defying missions vital to the Allied victory.For decades, much of Betty's career working for MI-6 and the OSS remained classified. Through access to recently unclassified files, Howard Blum discovers the truth about the attractive blond, codenamed "Cynthia," who seduced diplomats and military attache?s across the globe in exchange for ciphers and secrets; cracked embassy safes to steal codes; and obtained the Polish notebooks that proved key to Alan Turing's success with Operation Ultra.Beneath Betty's cool, professional determination, Blum reveals a troubled woman conflicted by the very traits that made her successful: her lack of deep emotional connections and her readiness to risk everything. The Last Goodnight is a mesmerizing, provocative, and moving portrait of an exceptional heroine whose undaunted courage helped to save the world
The gold of Exodus : [the discovery of the true Mount Sinai] by Howard Blum( Recording )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stunning discoveries made by two modern-day adventurers at the mountain in Saudi Arabia known as Jabal al Lawz include compelling evidence of the stone altar at which the golden calf was worshipped, the twelve pillars Moses ordered to be erected, and the scorched spot on the mountaintop where God gave Moses the stone tablets containing the Ten Commandments
Dark invasion : the secret war against the Kaiser's spies by Howard Blum( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New York City in 1915, as World War I rages in the battlefields of Europe, Dark Invasion chronicles the little-known story of a tense cat-and-mouse battle between two complex antagonists: New York police captain Tom Tunney, who leads a select team of novice spy-chasers; and Franz von Rintelen, an aristocratic German who comes to New York to set up a spy network and wage a secret war of terror that will disrupt American trade and affect the course of the war. In bringing to life a cast of stranger-than-fiction characters and circumstances, Dark Invasion tells a riveting story of how American naivete and German ruthlessness placed the US and the West in mortal peril
De brigade by Howard Blum( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het verhaal van de activiteiten van enkele leden van His Majesty's Jewish Brigade die als enige volledig joodse legereenheid opereerde tijdens en vlak na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Out there by Howard Blum( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The floor of heaven : a true tale of the American West and the Yukon gold rush by Howard Blum( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using primary source materials from three individuals around whom the narrative revolves, best-selling author Blum tells a story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush
 
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American lightning : terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century
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Howard Blum American journalist

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The floor of heaven : a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rushThe gold of Exodus : the discovery of the true Mount SinaiThe brigade : an epic story of vengeance, salvation, and World War III pledge allegiance-- : the true story of the Walkers : an American spy familyThe eve of destruction : the untold story of the Yom Kippur WarAmerican lightning : [terror, mystery, movie-making, and the crime of the century]The floor of heaven : [a true tale of the last frontier and the Yukon gold rush]The gold of Exodus : [the discovery of the true Mount Sinai]The floor of heaven : a true tale of the American West and the Yukon gold rush