Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer

Author(s): Walter Shapiro


From acclaimed journalist Walter Shapiro, the true life story of how his great-uncle--a Jewish vaudeville impresario and exuberant con man--managed to cheat Hitler's agents in the run-up to WWII.


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Political columnist Walter Shapiro is a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law and a lecturer in political science at Yale. He won the 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for best online columnist for his work as senior correspondent at "Politics Daily." During his four decades covering politics and government--including nine presidential campaigns--Shapiro has been Washington bureau chief for "Salon "and on the staffs of "Esquire," " Time, ""Newsweek," and "The Washington Post." For nine years, he was political columnist for "USA Today." He covered the 2012 presidential race for Yahoo! News and the "Columbia Journalism Review. "His book on the prelude to the 2004 Democratic presidential race, "One-Car Caravan," was published in 2003. Shapiro served in the Carter administration as a presidential speechwriter. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the writer Meryl Gordon.

General Fields

  • : 9780399161476
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Penguin USA
  • : June 2015
  • : United States
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Walter Shapiro
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 288