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A #1 bestseller and soon-to-be motion picture, Newark Minutemen has bridged generations. Based on a true story, this epic narrative of forbidden love and unholy heroism is set against the backdrop of an America ripped apart by the Great Depression and on the brink of war.
Newark, NJ, 1938. Millions are out of work and robbed of dignity. A shadow Hitler-Nazi party called the German-American Bund that is led by an American Fuhrer threatens to swallow democracy. In this dangerous time of star-spangled fascism, a romance forms between the Jewish boxer, Yael, and the daughter of the enemy, Krista. But 1930s America pulls them apart as Krista’s people want Yael’s dead—then Yael is recruited by the mob to go undercover for the FBI against her people and bring down the German-American Bund. Leslie K. Barry captures an authentic and brave portrait of a lost America searching for identity, preserving legacy, and saving its soul. It is a heartbreaking novel that crosses generations as it honors the fragility of freedom.
Award-winning and best selling author, Leslie K. Barry is most recently a screenwriter, author, and executive producer. Her previous professional work includes executive positions with major entertainment companies including Turner Broadcasting, Hasbro/Parker Brothers, and Mattel. Other areas of business include executive for the first e-shopping platform called eShop and marketing for Lotus Development and AOL. She was an Alpha Sigma Tau at James Madison University and attended a grad program at Harvard. She has spent the last twenty-five years with her husband, Doug Barry, in Tiburon, CA raising their four kids. You can visit her website at NewarkMinutemen.com.