Paul Brodeur

THE SICK FOX

A novel set in postwar Germany in which a young American counterintelligence agent named Harry Brace, who is charged with watching over security at an underground nuclear storage site, tries to protect a nomadic shepherd, setting off a chain reaction of events that causes a furor of resentment among the residents of a German town, and nearly resulting in his own downfall.

“This novel about contemporary Germany must be ranked with the best.”

Saturday Review

“A triumph of invention…[Brodeur] has written a taut and impressive novel.”

Times Literary Supplement (London)

“In narrative power, in lucidity, and in richness of meaning, Mr. Brodeur is nearer to Kafka than to most of his imitators.”

Punch





Selected Works

Fiction
A Native American warrior encourages his people to rise up against the Pilgrim and Puritan invaders of 17th Century New England.
An AWOL army trainee kills a movie stunt man and is tricked by the director of the film into replacing the dead stunt man in a film about a man fleeing from the army
A haunting and heart-felt collection of short stories about love and loss
An American counterintelligence agent in postwar Germany and his doomed good intentions.
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Nonfiction
An examination of the health hazards posed by electromagnetic fields emanating from neighborhood power lines, workplace machinery, and electrical equipment.
A pioneering analysis showing that exposure to microwave radiation poses significant health hazards.
A book about the land claims of the Mashpee Wampanoag, who live on Cape Cod, and of the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy, who live in Maine.
How a handful of plaintiff attorneys exposed the asbestos industry's fifty-year cover-up of its responsibility for the deaths of tens of thousands of workers, and won compensation for their survivors.
A description of the deadly danger posed by exposure to asbestos, and the machinations of a medical-industrial establishment whose members conspire to keep knowledge of occupational and environmental health hazards from public knowledge.
A book containing pioneering articles that appeared in The New Yorker, describing the nationwide health hazards posed by exposure to asbestos, and to household detergents containing flesh-eating enzymes that found their way into 50 million American households before being withdrawn, largely as a result of Brodeur's work.
Memoir
Brodeur describes his stint as a counterintelligence agent in post-war Germany, and his long career as an investigative journalist at The New Yorker, during which he crosses swords with the military, the CIA, FBI and State Department to reveal a dark and unacknowledged legacy of the Cold War.

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