Leslie will be visiting Germany from December 8 to 16, 2016, for the publication of the German edition of Crossing the Borders of Time, entitled Liebe ist stärker als die Zeit.Continue reading...
Delighted to report the news that Crossing the Borders of Time has now been published in both German and French translations.Continue reading...
Janine Maitland, who fled Nazi persecution in Europe and decades later, in events recounted in a book by her daughter, rekindled a romance that she had been forced to leave behind, died March 25 at a hospital in Bethesda, Md. She was 90.
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American Hustle is a captivating cinematic take-off on the FBI’s undercover Abscam investigation into political corruption. Leslie – who broke the story in The New York Times in 1980 and produced numerous exclusives on the FBI’s activities – writes about the movie and the actual operation in the latest issue of the University of Chicago Magazine. Click here to read the piece: The University of Chicago Magazine: American Hustle and Me.
Through links below, you can access a number of Leslie’s original stories on the controversial sting operation aimed at corruption in Congress. The rest of her extensive Abscam coverage is available online through the archives of The New York Times.
Click here for Leslie’s analysis of the case in The New York Times Magazine of July 25, 1982.
Click here for the first piece that made Abscam headlines across the nation in 1980.
Click here to read about the conflict that raged among Federal prosecutors over the FBI’s Abscam tactics and the question of entrapment.
Click here for an exclusive account of how a wily con man used inside knowledge of Abscam to run a private sting, bilking thousands of dollars from private citizens.
Click here to read criticism of the FBI’s Abscam informant, Mel Weinberg, as presented to the Senate Select Committee that held hearings on undercover operations in 1982.
Click here to read how comedy and danger were mingled in the actual Abscam operation, which relied on the use of a bogus Arab sheik, not unlike the movie version.
In a new list of ten recommended love stories, Kirkus Reviews praises “Crossing the Borders of Time.” It’s a “poignantly rendered, impeccably researched tale of a rupture healed by time,” Kirkus says, adding of the ten books on the list, “We’re glad they exist.”
Here’s a link to the full list: “Everyone has a Secret Love Story.”
The University of Chicago’s May-June issue features Crossing the Borders of Time, and you can see it all right here. Just click on the image above for a full spread PDF version, or, if you prefer, you can read it online at the magazine’s website. A profile of Leslie by the magazine’s editor, Laura Demanski, is available with the PDF here or via this link to the issue’s online version.
Annette Gendler’s interview with Leslie Maitland was one of the Washington Independent Review of Books’s top posts for March.Continue reading...
In Jewish Woman Magazine, Leslie Maitland considers a date’s tragic associations but insists that remembering must motivate us to work for change.Continue reading...
The Washington Independent Review of Books interview with Leslie Maitland regarding the challenges involved in writing intimately and honestly about one’s own family just went online. This was interviewer Annette Gendler’s first probing question:
Crossing the Borders of Time is an extraordinary story because it is true. However, writers of family memoirs often struggle with writing about people near and dear to them, and worry how those people will feel when private details are revealed. Did you struggle at all with this? Did you consider taking the easier route of fictionalizing it?
Find the full interview here.