“Lost history is sometimes the most informative history,” says Brad Meltzer, whose latest discovery, co-written with Josh Mensch, involves a little-known covert Nazi assassination plot at the height of World War II: THE NAZI CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill (Flatiron Books; January 10, 2023). The book follows their previous New York Times bestsellers, The First Conspiracy (“Eye-opening” —Douglas Brinkley) and The Lincoln Conspiracy (“Expertly crafted”—NPR). Among other insights, readers will learn how America dealt with authoritarians in the past— a lesson urgently needed as we face regimes that continue to threaten free and open democracies today.
In 1943, as the war against Nazi Germany raged abroad, President Franklin Roosevelt had a critical goal: the first-ever face-to-face sit-down with his allies Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. This meeting of the Big Three in Tehran, Iran would decide some of the most crucial strategic details of the war. When the Nazis found out about the meeting, their own secret plan took shape―an assassination plot that would have changed history.
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lightning Rod, The Escape Artist, and eleven other bestselling thrillers. He also writes non-fiction books like The Nazi Conspiracy, about a secret plot to kill FDR, Stalin, and Winston Churchill at the height of WWII – and the Ordinary People Change the World kids book series, which he does with Chris Eliopoulos and inspired the Emmy-nominated TV show on PBS KIDS, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. His newest kids books are I am Dolly Parton and I am IM Pei.