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Starred Booklist Review for In the Enemy’s House

Starred Booklist Review *In the Enemy’s House. Blum, Howard (Author) Feb 2018. 352 p. Harper, hardcover, $29.99. (9780062458247). 341.4. Edgar-winning Blum, a former New York Times reporter, unites journalistic detail with propulsive storytelling. Blum’s focus is on...

Meredith Gardner and Family – In the Enemy’s House

In the Enemy's House is the story of an unlikely friendship between a high-spirited FBI agent and a genius code breaker. Working out of Arlington Hall, a former girls' finishing school in Virginia that had been turned into a top secret decoding facility, the two men...

Kirkus Review of In the Enemy’s House

IN THE ENEMY'S HOUSE The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies Author: Howard Blum Amazon • Barnes & Noble • IndieBound • HarperCollins Review Issue Date: January 15, 2018 Online Publish Date: December 19, 2017...

How Far Did Mueller Go to Get Flynn’s Guilty Plea?

As my new Vanity Fair report shows, Mueller understands the art of the deal - and Flynn is only the latest to switch sides as the special counsel hunts bigger game. The investigation into Russia's intervention in the last election is gathering steam. It's...

A Holiday Gift Guide for Espionage Fans

It’s the season of giving and that means you’re probably looking to buy the perfect gift for all the important people in your life. Here’s a list of must-haves that any espionage buff is bound to love.   The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure...

A Holiday Gift Guide for History Buffs

The holiday season is upon us and that means lots of family time, warm nights snuggled by the fire, and that joyful annual struggle to try to find just the right gift for all the people in your life. Here's a fool-proof list of must-have for hard-to-shop-for history...

How Betty Pack Used Seduction to Gain Confidential Intel

How did Betty Pack, code name "Cynthia," become the "unsung heroine of World War 2"? Thanks to Betty's extensive journaling and records, Howard Blum makes readers feel like a fly on her Polish lover's wall. Jennifer Lawrence is rumored to be starring in the upcoming...

The Unsung Heroine of World War Two: Betty Pack

Betty Pack, born Elizabeth Thorpe, codename "Cynthia," unquestionably aided the Allies toward victory in World War II through her work in espionage for the British MI6 and the American OSS. She was called, “the greatest unsung heroine of the war,” by her wartime...

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