Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Robert K. Tanenbaum

Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty-one books—twenty-eight novels and three nonfiction books. He is one of the most successful prosecuting attorneys, having never lost a felony trial and convicting hundreds of violent criminals. He was a special prosecution consultant on the Hillside strangler case in Los Angeles and defended Amy Grossberg in her sensationalized baby death case. He was Assistant District Attorney in New York County in the office of legendary District Attorney Frank Hogan, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of the DA’s legal staff training program. He served as Deputy Chief counsel for the Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also served two terms as mayor of Beverly Hills and taught Advanced Criminal Procedure for four years at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and has conducted continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tanenbaum attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, where he earned a B.A. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

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.
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The Page 69 Test: Infamy.

--Marshal Zeringue