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Newark, NJ, 1938. Millions are out of work and robbed of dignity. A shadow Hitler-Nazi party called the German-American Bund that is led by an American Fuhrer threatens to swallow democracy. In this dangerous time of star-spangled fascism, a romance forms between the Jewish boxer, Yael and the daughter of the enemy, Krista. But 1930s America pulls them apart as Krista’s people want Yael’s dead. Then Yael is recruited by the mob to go undercover for the FBI against her people and bring down the German-American Bund. Author Leslie K. Barry captures an authentic and brave portrait of a lost America searching for identity, preserving legacy and saving its soul. It is a heartbreaking novel that crosses generations as it honors the fragility of freedom.
A Note From the Publisher
"“A roller coaster ride of revenge and avenge. Inglorious Bastards, Peaky Blinders and Titanic all rolled into one.” Kevin Joseph, Producer, Fulwell 73 Productions
“An almost unbelievable true tale of the 1930s. Imagining Nazi swastikas draped across George Washington’s portrait feels like a sinister made-for-movie dystopian story.”
Susan Turley, Documentary Film Producer and Executive Producer, XRM Media
“A striking and poignant tale of an oft-neglected part of US history, including the rise of a pro-Nazi movement that gathered 20,000 supporters in Madison Square Garden in 1939 and recruited children to attend Nazi summer camps in New York. An important reminder of the dangers of anti-Semitism and white nationalism that are still prevalent in our country today.” Samantha Parent Walravens, award-winning journalist and New York Times acclaimed author"