Books by Alan Furst
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In his latest novel, Mission to Paris, Furst returns to a Europe on the brink of war. Hollywood star Fredric Stahl gets mixed up with a host of unsavory characters while making a movie in France in 1938. It's historical fiction at its best.
Alan Furst's new thriller, Mission to Paris, follows a German-American film star to Europe on the brink of war. Fredric Stahl thinks he's going to make a movie in France, but he winds up caught between German and American forces who both hope to use his stardom for their own ends.
Jane Smiley, Carl Hiaasen, James Lee Burke and Alan Furst all return with novels in which the characters gradually awaken to the toxicity of their choices, while in nonfiction, Sonia Shah looks at how malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years.
Author Jake Halpern is all about mood. When he's looking to deluge his senses, he turns to Night Soldiers. Whether ambling down Parisian streets on the eve of war or taking a crisp train ride through the Pyrenees, Alan Furst's prose takes him instantly there.
Alan Furst's latest World War II thriller is packed with convincing details and heart-pounding plot. Furst draws readers into the world of a Macedonian police detective seized by a conviction to undermine the coming Nazi rule by helping one Jewish fugitive at a time.
Set in Poland on the brink of World War II, The Spies of Warsaw follows a French military attache attempting to uncover Nazi secrets. The book is Alan Furst's 10th historical spy novel.
Here's a way to travel, without suffering the high prices of fuel these days: Read one of Alan Cheuse's summer reading book picks. One of them is bound to move you someplace beyond your beach chair.
"Here's the best airline reading you'll hold in your hand," says critic Alan Cheuse of Alan Furst's historical spy novel, chosen for All Things Considered's roundup of preferred summer reading.