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Monday, August 8, 2016

Back Cover "Blurbs" For My Upcoming Book

Just designed by Crown with "advanced praise" blurbs.    Pub date:  October 18, 2016.  Pre-order at discount rate and More here.

The Tunnels is one of the great untold stories of the Cold War. Brilliantly researched and told with great flair, Greg Mitchell’s non-fiction narrative reads like the best spy thriller, something Le Carre might have imagined. Easily the best book I’ve read all year.” —Alex Kershaw, author of Avenue of Spies

“When you have read the last page of Greg Mitchell’s The Tunnels you will close the book—but not until then.” —Alan Furst, author of A Hero of France and Night Soldiers

"Greg Mitchell has written a riveting story about one of the most powerful documentaries ever broadcast on television – NBC’s The Tunnel.  Those of us who saw it that December night in 1962 have never forgotten the experience.   Now Mitchell, an exemplary journalist, goes beyond what the cameras saw, deep into the political dynamics of Cold War Berlin.  John Le Carre couldn’t have done it better."
                                                   -- Bill Moyers 

“Greg Mitchell is the best kind of historian, a true storyteller. The Tunnels is a gripping tale about heroic individuals defying an authoritarian state at a critical moment in the Cold War. A brilliantly told thriller—but all true.” Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Good Spy

 The Tunnels uncovers an unexplored underworld of Cold War intrigue. As nuclear tensions grip Berlin, a whole realm of heroes and villains, of plot and counterplot, unfolds beneath the surface of the city. True historical drama.”  —Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and The Shakespeare Wars

“A compelling look at a wrenching chapter of the Cold War that chronicles the desperate flights for freedom beneath the streets of post-war Berlin and the costs that politics extracted in lives.”
—Barry Meier, author of Missing Man

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Mitchell,

I can't believe what absolute garbage you write about Nagasaki being a war crime.

Have you zero memory of history. Do you realize that only months before that bomb was dropped the US was enduring catastrophic losses in Okinawa? Your commentary is rubbish! Do you realize on Okinawa alone the US lost 20k+ dead and 55k wounded. The Japanese had between 75k and 100k dead. Over 100k civilians were killed.

The Japanese were fighting savage battles to the last man. An invasion of the home island would have produced 1mm plus US deaths and millions of Japanese.

You make sweeping comments but don't provide any context. You've set a new low in revisionist history and your work product is absolute manure.

Good God man, get a grip!