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A historical thriller by the Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning author that tells the riveting story of the Klan's rise to power in the 1920s, the cunning con man who drove that rise, and the woman who stopped them.The Roaring Twenties - the Jazz Age - has been characterized as a time of Gatsby frivolity. But it was also the height of the uniquely American hate group, the Ku Klux Klan. Their domain was not the old Confederacy, but the Heartland and the West. They hated Blacks, Jews, Catholics and immigrants in equal measure, and took radical steps to keep these people from the American promise. And the man who set in motion their takeover of great swaths of America was a charismatic charlatan named D.C. Stephenson.Stephenson was a magnetic presence whose life story changed with every telling.

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Timothy Egan

TIMOTHY EGAN is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of nine books, including the forthcoming, A PILGRIMAGE TO ETERNITY, which will be released on Oct. 15. His most recent book, THE IMMORTAL IRISHMAN, was a New York Times Bestseller. His book on the Dust Bowl, THE WORST HARD TIME, won a National Book Award for nonfiction. His book on photographer Edward Curtis, SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER, was awarded the Carnegie Medal for nonfiction. He writes a bi-weekly opinion column for the New York Times.

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