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HS 276 – The Last Goodnight A World War II Story, American Lightning, & Out There with New York Times’ Howard Blum

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Howard Blum, Author, The Last Goodnight, A World War II Story

Howard Blum is an American author and journalist. Formerly a reporter for the The Village Voice and The New York Times, Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of several non-fiction books, including the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century.
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Key Takeaways:

[1:52] Howard’s angle in The Last Goodnight that differentiates it from other World War II stories

[5:10] Betty Pack’s impact on the war

[7:29] The making of Hollywood

[10:17] If government agencies are hiring more “honey trap” women for spying and the growth of women in the field world wide

[14:08] Howard’s belief of the possibility of contact with extraterrestrials

[16:08] Howard’s world take about how it’s a different view depending on if you’re a reporter or citizen

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Episode: 276

Guest: Howard Blum

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