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Sins of the Fathers

The balance of history - as we know it - hinged on one clarion call. It was September 1938 and high-ranking German military leaders hovered about the phone, waiting for word that would catapult them to end the tyrannical Nazi regime terrorizing Germany for five years. Every element of the coup was covered. Access roads to Berlin would be blocked, the city surrounded. Communication centers seized. A commando squad––sixty handpicked men–– was ready to storm the Chancellery and capture Hitler. The only open question: to try Hitler as a criminal or assassinate him on the spot? Their green light would come the moment Hitler ordered troops to cross into Czechoslovakia.

Sins of the Fathers is the eye-opening historical novel––based on true facts––of the great lengths that German military leaders, career civil servants, and clergy went to solicit England’s public voice to challenge Hitler's bellicose plans that would tip the scales of German officers torn between an oath to Hitler and what was morally right. But P.M. Chamberlain would not meet. Instead, they turned to Winston Churchill, who supported their cause. Armed with a strongly worded letter from the future PM, they awaited the call to initiate Hitler’s overthrow.

On the very eve of the coup, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain undermined the resistors when he met Hitler in Munich on the Czech crisis and bowed to the Führer’s will. Flying home, Chamberlain announced he had obtained “peace for our time.”

Sins of the Fathers––the sequel to Wolf about Hitler’s rise to power - tells the dramatic story of the Prime Minster who put his trust in Hitler’s word. In so doing, he saved the Führer’s life and paved the road to World War II. 

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Release Date: 02/15/2022

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Wolf

In the great tradition of Herman Wouk, author of Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Wolf is a thoroughly researched-and-illustrated historical novel about a man who is not yet a monster . . . but will soon become the ultimate one: Adolf Hitler.

Perhaps no man on Earth is more controversial, more hated, or more studied than Adolf Hitler. His exploits and every move are well-documented, from the time he first became chancellor and then dictator of Germany to starting World War II to the systematic killing of millions of Jews. But how did he achieve power, and what was the makeup of the mind of a man who would deliberately inflict unimaginable horrors on millions of people?

Meet Friedrich Richard, an amnesiac soldier who, in 1918, encounters Hitler in the mental ward at Pasewalk Hospital. Hitler, then a corporal, diagnosed as a psychopath and helpless, suffering from hysterical blindness, introduces himself as Wolf to Friedrich and becomes dependent upon Friedrich for assistance, forming an unbreakable bond between the two men.

Follow Friedich-our protagonist-who interacts with real people, places, and events, through the fifteen-year friendship that witnesses Hitler turn from a quiet painter into a megalomaniacal dictator. Using brand-new historical research and never-before-seen photos to construct a realistic portrait of the evolving Hitler, Wolf will satisfy, by turns, history buffs and fiction fans alike. And as this complex story is masterfully presented, it answers the question of how a nondescript man became the world's greatest monster.

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Paperback Release Date:
January 18, 2022

Wolf in hardcover, paperback and E-book, is available to purchase

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Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers  is the eye-opening novel―based on historical facts―of the efforts of German military leaders, career civil servants, and clergy to solicit England’s assistance to bring down the tyrant in 1938. When Prime Minster Neville Chamberlain refused to meet with them, they turned to Winston Churchill, who secretly supported their cause. Armed with a strongly worded letter from the future prime minister, they waited for Hitler’s telephone call ordering German troops to invade Czechoslovakia―the signal for their uprising. But the call did not come. Instead, Prime Minister Chamberlain went to Hitler’s apartment in Munich only to bow to the dictator’s will. The invasion was over before it began―and with that, so was the coup. Flying home, Chamberlain announced he had obtained “peace for our times.”

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Wolf

In the great tradition of Herman Wouk, author of Winds of War and War and Remembrance, Wolf is a thoroughly researched-and-illustrated historical novel about a man who is not yet a monster . . . but will soon become the ultimate one: Adolf Hitler.

Perhaps no man on Earth is more controversial, more hated, or more studied than Adolf Hitler. His exploits and every move are well-documented, from the time he first became chancellor and then dictator of Germany to starting World War II to the systematic killing of millions of Jews. But how did he achieve power, and what was the makeup of the mind of a man who would deliberately inflict unimaginable horrors on millions of people?

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Island Bluffs

Island Bluffs is a present-day town bound to the past by horrible secrets and pacts made long ago. Keeping secrets buried as some had hoped was no longer an option for the Berks. Their new and some thought long-forgotten home made that impossible by putting them squarely in the middle of it all. When the truths are revealed, the shocking twists and turns will challenge the very notions of what is right and wrong.
A thriller/love/ghost story with inspirations drawn from real life.

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Savior’s Day

Kirkus Review: Best Book Selection 2013
Savior’s Day is a work of fiction taken out of today’s headlines. Cardinal Arnold Ford, head of the Archdiocese of New York, witnesses a murder on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With the old man’s dying breath, he hands the Cardinal a sliver of ancient parchment to keep and protect. What follows is a tale woven from an open case that Israel’s vaunted spy agency, the Mossad, is afraid to solve. What do they fear? How can the lost pages of an ancient treasure threaten the very existence of the State of Israel? Honorable Mention: Fiction 2015 New York Book Festival

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Snowflakes in the Sahara

Set in the backdrop of the ever-worsening global warming, Snowflakes in the Sahara is the story of a Svengali-like mind-manipulator (Lute Aurum) who teams up with an American Business icon (Jeremy Steel) to take over the White House. When their puppet is installed as president, Aurum and Steel are poised to pull off the greatest heist in history: Canada. And they almost pull it off, if it weren’t for Carly Mason, the Big Apple’s tooth sleuth…A Kay Scarpetta-like forensic dentist.

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Someone Else’s Son

Someone Else’s Son should speak to a lot of people because it probes universal emotions. The situation of an ordinary couple, at an unrecognized crisis point in their marriage, discovering that their oldest son is not ‘theirs,’ at least biologically, stirs up a host of issues about the nature of parenthood….The novel has much to say about the way we live today, and I hope it finds the wide audience it deserves.” — Richard Lingeman Reviewer for the New York Times

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Alan Winter - Writer & Novelist

Alan A Winter

"Sins of the Fathers" is Alan's sixth novel, and is co-authored with Herbert J. Stern. Alan's other novels include Wolf, Island Bluffs, Snowflakes in the Sahara, Someone Else's Son, and Savior's Day, which Kirkus selected as a Best Book of 2013.

Alan graduated from Rutgers with a degree in history and has professional degrees from both New York University and Columbia, where he was an associate professor for many years. He edited an award-winning journal and has published more than twenty professional articles. Alan studied creative writing at Columbia's Graduate School of General Studies. His screenplay, Polly, received honorable mention in the Austin Film Festival, and became the basis for Island Bluffs.