People, May 22, 1939

Publisher George Palmer Putnam, who loves publicity, last week got plenty. He has lately published a fantastic thriller (The Man Who Killed Hitler) which, he reported, brought him numerous anonymous threats. Last week somebody went too far. Found trussed and gagged 100 miles from his North Hollywood home, Mr. Putnam mystified police with a tale of kidnapping by Nazis: "The two men conversed with each other in German. . . . One of them asked who furnished the information for the book. . . . I told them I didn't know."

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