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The Resource Beat the devils, Josh Weiss

Beat the devils, Josh Weiss

Label
Beat the devils
Title
Beat the devils
Statement of responsibility
Josh Weiss
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"USA, 1958. President Joseph McCarthy sits in the White House, elected on a wave of populist xenophobia and barely-concealed anti-Semitism. The country is in the firm grip of McCarthy's Hueys, a secret police force evolved from the House of Unamerican Activities Committee. Hollywood's sparkling vision of the American dream has been suppressed; its remaining talents forced to turn out endless anti-communist propaganda. LAPD detective Morris Baker-a Holocaust survivor who drowns his fractured memories of the unspeakable in schnapps and work-is called to the scene of a horrific double-homicide. The victims are John Huston, a once-promising but now forgotten film director, and an up-and-coming young journalist named Walter Cronkite. Clutched in the hand of one of the dead men is a cryptic note containing the phrase "beat the devils" followed by a single name: Baker. Did the two men die in a murder-suicide, as the Hueys are quick to conclude, or were they murdered in a coverup designed to protect-or even set in motion-a secret plot connected to Baker's past? In a country where terror grows stronger by the day, and paranoia rises unchecked, Baker is determined to find justice for two men who raised their voices in a time when free speech comes at the ultimate cost. In the course of his investigation, Baker stumbles into a conspiracy that reaches deep into the halls of power and uncovers a secret that could destroy the City of Angels-and the American ideal itself"--
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11045221
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Weiss, Josh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.E45537
LC item number
B43 2022
Literary form
fiction
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  • Murder
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  • FICTION / Alternative History
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • Donated in memory of Marcy Mantler Ford 2022
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Beat the devils, Josh Weiss
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781538719442
Lccn
2021041419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257292469
Label
Beat the devils, Josh Weiss
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9781538719442
Lccn
2021041419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257292469

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