Books by Stephen Koch

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Hitler's Pawn: The Boy Assassin and the Holocaust

After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan, an impoverished seventeen-year-old Jew living in Paris, bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the German embassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later, Hitler and Goebbels made the shooting their pretext for the great state-sponsored wave of anti-Semitic terror known as Kristallnacht, still seen by many as an initiating event of the Holocaust. Read More…

The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft Fiction

Nothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can’t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin, The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop gives you the next best thing. Read more…

The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of José Robles

When American authors John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway went to Spain in 1937 to witness the Spanish Civil War firsthand, the devastation they encountered was far from impersonal: As Spain was unraveling thread by thread, so was the relationship between these two literary titans.  Read more…

Double Lives: Stalin, Willi Munzenberg and the Seduction of the Intellectuals

Double Lives explores the subterranean role of Stalin’s propaganda agents. Ernest Hemingway, Lillian Hellman, André Malraux, Maxim Gorky, and Andre Gide are among a host of great writers who were the targets of Soviet propaganda toward intellectuals.  Read More…

Stargazer: The Life, World and Films of Andy Warhol

After a long, critical appraisal of Warhol’s career and social presence up to the time of his death, Koch examines the cultural vortex in which the artist first existed: his old sixties studio, the Factory. Read more…

The Bachelor's Bride: A Novel

Jason Phillips, a young art history professor, becomes caught up in the exciting world of Mel Dworkin, a charismatic new painter. Read more…

Night Watch

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