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Author Bernstein, Arnie.
Title Swastika nation : Fritz Kuhn and the rise and fall of the German-American Bund / Arnie Bernstein.
Published New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  E184.G3 B353 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 302 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: February 20, 1939 -- Part I: The Bundesf├╝hrer. Fritz Julius Kuhn ; Friends ; The rise of Fritz Kuhn -- Part II: The rise of the German-American Bund. Bundesf├╝hrer ; Order -- Part III: Swastika nation. Olympia ; Nazi fighter with a typewriter ; Family and youth ; It can't happen here ; New moon and Red Cloud ; Disturbances ; Hollywood -- Part IV: Golems. The legend of the Golem ; Little man ; King of Newark ; The West Coast racketeer ; The Chicago avenger -- Part V: Girlfriends. On the town ; The edict ; The golden angel and Miss America -- Part VI: George Washington's birthday. Madison Square Garden ; The rally ; Reactions -- Part VII: Cracks in the madhouse. Legalities ; Arrest ; Confessions of a Nazi spy ; Hindenburg Park -- Part VIII: Trials. Un-American activities ; The people vs. Fritz Kuhn ; The encounter ; Prison -- Part IX: The fall of the German-American Bund. Honored guests ; Dissolution ; Arrests ; Aftermath -- Epilogue: In the rubble of the swastika nation.
Summary A history of the German-American Bund traces the efforts of Fritz Kuhn and his followers to overthrow the U.S. government with a fascist dictatorship, tracing their private and public meetings, the development of their own version of the SS and Hitler Youth and the politicians, lawyer, journalist and criminals who used respective means to counter the movement.
Subject Kuhn, Fritz (Fritz Julius), 1896-1952.
German American Bund -- History.
Germans -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781250006714 hardcover
1250006716 hardcover
9781250036445 (e-book)
OCLC number 827256873