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Lesley M.M. Blume


Lesley M.M. Blume

Lesley M.M. Blume is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author and biographer. Her work has appeared in Vanity FairThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and The Paris Review, among many other publications. Her last nonfiction book, EVERYONE BEHAVES BADLY, was a New York Times bestseller.

Lesley M.M. Blume

Books by Lesley M.M. Blume

by Lesley M.M. Blume - History, Nonfiction

Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the surrender, the U.S. government and military had begun a secret propaganda and information suppression campaign to hide the devastating nature of these experimental weapons. The cover-up intensified as Occupation forces closed the atomic cities to Allied reporters, preventing leaks about the horrific long-term effects of radiation that would kill thousands during the months after the blast. For nearly a year the cover-up worked --- until New Yorker journalist John Hersey got into Hiroshima and managed to report the truth to the world.

by Lesley M.M. Blume - Biography, History, Nonfiction

In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway traveled to Pamplona for the infamous running of the bulls. He then channeled that trip’s drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals and midday hangovers into a novel that redefined modern literature. Lesley Blume tells the full story behind Hemingway’s legendary rise for the first time, revealing how he created his own image as the bull-fighting aficionado, hard-drinking literary genius and expatriate bon vivant. In all its youth, lust and rivalry, the Lost Generation is illuminated here as never before.