Returning guest James MacManus has created his own niche… intertwining fiction and real-life little known historical events that, had they gone another way, could have completely altered the world as we know it. Based on the true story of a plan by the British military attaché in Berlin to assassinate Hitler in 1939, Midnight in Berlin has created a captivating love story in a city shifting into a horrifying period of history. With characters whose passions compel the reader to savor every moment of their story, MacManus explores an often overlooked near miss at preventing World War II.
Growing numbers of men are becoming stay-at-home dads, working part-time, or taking on flexible schedules to spend more time with their children. Even the traditional breadwinner-dad is being transformed. Dads today are more emotionally and physically involved on the home front than ever before. Journalist and fatherhood columnist Josh Levs has the answer in All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together.
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James MacManus is back with his latest in reality-based fiction, Midnight in Berlin. In 1939, British Colonel Noel Macrae, stationed in Berlin and witness to the rise of the Reich, decides that he might be the only Englishman with the opportunity to avert war. As he attempts to convince the British government of his mission, the colonel becomes torn between his government’s orders and his own personal beliefs, especially as he falls in love with a German-Jewish woman. What the colonel doesn’t know is that the Gestapo has formed a plan of its own and he finds himself caught up in a tangled web of shifting loyalties, corruption, and shocking indifference. MacManus has worked in the newspaper business for 50 years and is currently the managing director of The Times Literary Supplement. He has written 4 novels and a screenplay that was made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyer.
When journalist and fatherhood columnist Josh Levs was denied fair parental leave by his employer after his child was born, he fought back—and corporate America responded. In All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together, he shows how fatherhood today is far different from previous generations and what it means for our individual lives, families, workplaces, and society. Combining Levs’ personal experiences with investigative reporting and frank conversations with fathers about everything from work life to money to sex, All In busts popular myths, lays out facts, uncovers the forces holding all of us back, and shows how we can join together to change them.
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