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THE AMERICAN WAY A True Story of Nazi Escape, Superman, and Marilyn Monroe

by | Read by Bonnie Siegler

History • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

What do Billy Wilder, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Superman have in common? More than one might expect, and this audiobook explains the complicated story beautifully. Coauthor and narrator Bonnie Siegler thought her grandfather's stories were just amusing tales. But when she and journalist Helene Stapinski investigated, they found the stories were, if anything, underplayed. She learned of her grandfather Jules Schulback's escape from Nazi Germany and his incredible return to rescue his family, posing as Clark Gable's manager. Schulback rubbed shoulders with the famous and infamous, including Donald Trump. One such man was porn magazine publisher and organized crime associate Harry Donenfeld, who secretly funded Jews escaping the Nazis, including Schulback. Donenfeld also believed in Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published their offbeat creation, Superman. M.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2023]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781797153889 $19.99

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