Kati Marton: Enemies of the People

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Bestselling author Kati Marton discusses her new true-life thriller detailing her family’s activities in Budapest during Nazi and Communist regimes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
8:30pm @ Central Library

Bestselling author Kati Marton discusses her new true-life thriller Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America.

After obtaining secret police files detailing her family's activities in Budapest during Nazi and Communist regimes, Marton discovered terrifying truths: secret love affairs, betrayals inside the family circle, and brutalities alongside acts of stunning courage - and, above all, deep family love. Based on reports and her own interviews, she reveals how her parents - pawns in the Cold War between Washington and Moscow - were betrayed by friends and colleagues, even their babysitter, and eventually imprisoned.

Marton is an award-winning former correspondent for NPR and ABC News. She is the author of Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped Our History, a New York Times bestseller, and is married to top-ranking diplomat and author Richard Holbrooke.

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