Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true.
In SHADOW KNIGHTS, everyday men and women risk their lives on top-secret missions to sabotage Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.
Hell-bent on conquering Europe, Hitler had just set his sights on England when Winston Churchill reached into his bag of tricks and invented a secret spy network of ordinary citizens. These schoolteachers, housewives, prostitutes, and farmers abandoned their former lives, trained in covert black ops, and set Europe ablaze. Parachuting into Nazi territory under the cover of night, they destroyed factories, armed resistance networks, and turned Hitler’s juggernaut on its head.
“These books are a brilliant idea. This is history at its most engaging and dramatic.” —Dave Eggers, author of Zeitoun and What Is the What
“Amazing . . . This series is a great idea.” —R. Crumb
“These surprising stories leap off the colorful page in an utterly fresh way—history and dramatic storytelling live anew here. This entertaining series will appeal to readers of many different ages and experiences.” —Doug Stanton, author of Horse Soldiers
“Pulp History is lively and rich, a rollicking rip through history. Unbelievable! But true.” —Evan Thomas, author of The War Lovers and Sea of Thunder
“I believe in superheroes, but I believe even more in real-life heroes! That’s what Pulp History is all about. Their stories inspire us all. If they do it, maybe we can, too!” —Max Cleland, former U.S. Senator and author of Heart of a Patriot
“These beautifully told and illustrated books unearth parts of our lost history and transform them into utterly gripping yarns that thrill at every turn. The Pulp History series is the rarest find: accounts that are faithful to the historical record and yet have the spell of the greatest adventure novels.” —David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
“Pulp History is a brilliant, beautifully executed idea. As I groped for appropriate praise to lavish on these nifty works of bona fide and little-known history—‘fabulous,’ ‘fantastic,’ ‘incredible’—I kept coming up with words that are synonymous with fiction. Which I guess is part of the point. Bravo.” —Kurt Andersen, author of Heyday
“These books are smart, cool and incredibly absorbing. I wish I’d had them when I was a kid. But that hasn’t stopped me from devouring them as a grown-up.” —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
“This approach to history may never win Pulitzers, but that doesn't appear to be its aim. It's too busy kicking ass.” —Ben Marks, KQED
“A stew of ka-pow! color graphics, unsung heroes and neck-slitting villains . . . ‘Pulp History’ blends action comics and stories of people whose lives were stranger than fiction. The result is a unique, eye-popping literary hybrid.” —Meredith May, San Francisco Chronicle
“These works are smart, direct and engaging. And the subject matter—such as the life of the extraordinary Smedley Butler, or Winston Churchill’s SOE and its dirty war behind Nazi lines—angles its way into history in new, surprising ways.” —David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme