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Today is the Anniversary of Hitler’s Beer Hall Coup and the Creation of The Blood Flag

Written by: James W. Huston Published: November 10, 2015

50388468-HToday November 9th, marks the anniversary of Hitler‚Äôs famous Beer Hall Putsch (coup) in 1923. It was on this date, that the thirty-four year old Hitler took over the B√ľrgerbr√§ukeller, a massive beer hall, and marched on Munich to take over Bavaria. Mussolini had marched on Rome and established himself as Il Duce the year before. Hitler hoped to emulate him.

He stood on a chair in the B√ľrgerbr√§ukeller and fired his revolver into the air. He screamed for those present to rally to him. He had his Brownshirts, the SA, bar the doors from the outside until everyone was with him. Six hundred men were inside the beer hall, and thousands of Brownshirts stood outside. Hitler declared, ‚ÄúOne last thing I can tell you. Either the German revolution begins tonight or we will all be dead by dawn!‚ÄĚ

The crowd roared, the doors were opened, and the march began to the center of town, joined by the Brownshirts. Two thousand men marched on Munich behind Hitler, Hess and Göring. The coup was on!

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OP/ED in The Strand Mystery Magazine

Written by: James W. Huston Published: November 2, 2015

fitzgerald_issue_smThe Strand just posted my op/ed on how I initially came up with the idea for The Blood Flag.  You can read it here.

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Watch the Trailer for THE BLOOD FLAG

Written by: James W. Huston Published: October 17, 2015

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French Charity Accuses US of War Crimes for Afghan Hospital Strike

Written by: James W. Huston Published: October 7, 2015

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My last novel, Falcon Seven,¬†opens with a U.S. Navy fighter accidentally bombing a charity hospital on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan run by the Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres in French). ¬†After the attack the pilots ¬†are accused of war crimes and dragged before the International Criminal Court.¬†¬†In circumstances eerily similar, last Saturday in Afghanistan, an Air Force AC-130 Gunship attacked a hospital in Afghanistan killing twenty-two and injuring thirty. ¬†Read the BBC News report here. ¬†The MSF have called for a war crimes investigation. ¬†We’ll see what comes of it all.

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The BLOOD FLAG to be released on November 10th!

Written by: James W. Huston Published: August 12, 2015

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At long last, my next novel, The Blood Flag, will be released on November 10th.¬† Put it on your calendar, or better yet, pre-order it on Amazon!¬† I’ll let you know when it’s up for pre-order.¬† In the meantime, here’s what the book is about…

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