Tanenbaum's new novel is Infamy: A Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi thriller.
Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and The Angel by Uri Bar-Joseph are two books worthy of mention from my summer reading. First, Hillbilly Elegy informs about the forgotten Americans who reside in the thirteen Appalachian states ranging from south-western New York down through the Appalachian Mountains to Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Most impacted are portions of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.Visit Robert K. Tanenbaum's website.
I have long supported the Christian Appalachian Project charity with the hope that elected representatives will seriously address and actively engage in the vital issues of education reform, poverty, and drug addiction. The Appalachian stagnation must be reversed. Its revitalization is truly America’s concern.
The Angel is the code name for the Israeli spy son-in-law of the late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. The focal point of interest is the October 6, 1973, Syrian and Egyptian invasion of Israel chronicled as the “Yom Kippur War.” The “Angel” had information about the pending war and tried to persuade the Israelis of its immediacy, information which ran counter to Israeli intelligence alleged experts who were wedded to a concept that left Israel in peril and unprepared to defend the attack.
The Page 69 Test: Infamy.