Sheila Isenberg's latest book, Muriel's War, a biography of American heiress and World War II heroine Muriel Gardiner, will be available online and in bookstores on Dec. 7. Isenberg’s last book, A Hero of Our Own, a biography of Varian Fry published in 2001 by Random House, was named a notable book by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is a featured book on the official web site of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is also the author of the groundbreaking Women Who Love Men Who Kill (Simon & Schuster 1991); co-author with the late William M. Kunstler of My Life as a Radical Lawyer (Carol Publishing 1994); and collaborator with Tracey Brown on The Life and Times of Ron Brown, (William Morrow 1998).
Isenberg's books have been translated into several languages and she has appeared frequently in multiple media platforms, including NPR, CNN, 20/20, Today, Good Morning America, and others, plus U.S. and international newspapers and magazines.
Born in New York City, Isenberg was educated at the City University of New York, earning a B.A. in English. She is adjunct professor of English at Marist College and lives in New York's Hudson Valley. web link: www.sheilaisenberg.com
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Muriel's War: An American Heiress in the Nazi Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan)
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