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This book describes sabotage episodes that occurred right before the U.S. entry into WWI.
The complex storyline involves a long cast of characters, and the author helpfully publishes a list of them at the outset of the book.
Millman has struck an excellent balance, weaving facts into a captivating narrative that is a perfect book for relaxed reading.
I enjoyed this true story of German saboteurs in America including a bombing that measured 5 on the Richter scale. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristi Richardson
The Detonators by sports journalist Chad Millman is one of the better books about German sabotage in the United States in the years before America became a belligerent in the First... Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Griffith
At 2:08 a.m., on the morning of July 30, 1916, the munitions depot on the island of Black Tom, in New York Harbor, exploded. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
I join those reviewers who have found off-putting the errors of fact in this book. The Detonators might indeed be "thrilling and splendidly written," as is claimed on the back of... Read morePublished 17 months ago by John Paul Jones (email@example.com)
The Detonators: The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice Fascinating account of what went on in our country and how we actually became involved in WW 11. Read morePublished on October 8, 2011 by drhc
Excellent description of how German spies operated in the U.S. AND BLEW UP bLACK tOM MUNITIONS TERMINAL AND THE YEARS OF LITIGATION CULMINATING IN A RULING AGAINST gERMANYPublished on June 13, 2010 by Edmund W. Peaslee Jr.
What an astonishing story. Yes, in the days before the U.S. entered WWI, German saboteurs really did blow up a munitions dump in New York harbor, shattering windows all across... Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Virginia France
Interesting and seems well done (haven't finished it yet - about half way through)
holds your interest