An astute work of scholarship and vivid narrative....A meticulously researched, deeply instructive work with great relevance for our current era of right-wing resurgence.
- Kirkus (starred review)
Longlisted for the 2018 JQ-Wingate Prize
and the 2018 Cundhill History Prize
Photo Credit: Dave Huntsman
David King is the New York Times best-selling author of four books of history and narrative nonfiction, including Death in the City of Light and The Trial of Adolf Hitler. A Fulbright Scholar with a master's degree from Cambridge University, King taught European history at the University of Kentucky. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society, and an inductee into his high school's Hall of Fame. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and film rights sold to two major Hollywood studios. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and children.
death in the city of light
Dr. Petiot was accused of master-minding what Commissaire Massu called "the most dreadful criminal
plot that I have ever seen."