Howard Blum, Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler’s Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill and Stalin
Presented in Partnership with the 2020 Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival
Howard Blum discusses his book, Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler’s Plot to Kill FDR, Churchill, and Stalin, with Yael Aronoff, Director of the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at Michigan State University.
The New York Times best-selling author returns with a tale as riveting and suspenseful as any thriller: the true story of the Nazi plot to kill the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, and the USSR during World War II. Filled with eight pages of black and white photographs, this suspenseful true-life tale is about an impossible mission, a ticking clock, and one man who stepped up to the challenge and prevented a world catastrophe.
Sponsor: Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel at Michigan State University
About the Author:
Howard Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of the New York Times best-seller Dark Invasion and Edgar Award winner American Lightning, as well as the 2018 New York Times Notable Book, In the Enemy’s House. While at the New York Times, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He currently lives in Connecticut.
About the Moderator:
Yael Aronoff is the Director of the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel and is the Serling Chair in Israel Studies at Michigan State University. She is also Associate Professor of International Relations at James Madison College. Dr. Aronoff recently co-edited a book with Dr. Ilan Peleg and Dr. Saliba Sarsar entitled Continuity and Change in Political Culture: Israel and Beyond, that was published November 2020 by Lexington Books. Dr. Aronoff has published in Foreign Policy, Israel Studies, Israel Studies Review, and Political Science Quarterly.