Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



Hitler's American friends : the Third Reich's supporters in the United States / Bradley W. Hart.

Hart, Bradley W., (author.).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 320.53 HART (Text) 34706001616962 Non-Fiction 300-399 Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 320.53 HART (Text) 32826014160766 New Books Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 320.533 HAR (Text) 78551000538579 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/23/2018
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 320.533 HART (Text) 39231033431509 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Checked out 11/24/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250148957
  • Physical Description: 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-283) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Bund -- The Silver Legion and the chief -- The religious right -- The senators -- The businessmen -- The students -- America First! -- The spies.
Summary, etc.:
"A book examining the strange terrain of Nazi sympathizers, nonintervention campaigners and other voices in America who advocated on behalf of Nazi Germany in the years before World War II. Americans who remember World War II reminisce about how it brought the country together. The less popular truth behind this warm nostalgia: until the attack on Pearl Harbor, America was deeply, dangerously divided. Bradley W. Hart's Hitler's American Friends exposes the homegrown antagonists who sought to protect and promote Hitler, leave Europeans (and especially European Jews) to fend for themselves, and elevate the Nazi regime. Some of these friends were Americans of German heritage who joined the Bund, whose leadership dreamed of installing a stateside Führer. Some were as bizarre and hair-raising as the Silver Shirt Legion, run by an eccentric who claimed that Hitler fulfilled a religious prophesy. Some were Midwestern Catholics like Father Charles Coughlin, an early right-wing radio star who broadcast anti-Semitic tirades. They were even members of Congress who used their franking privilege--sending mail at cost to American taxpayers--to distribute German propaganda. And celebrity pilot Charles Lindbergh ended up speaking for them all at the America First Committee. We try to tell ourselves it couldn't happen here, but Americans are not immune to the lure of fascism. Hitler's American Friends is a powerful look at how the forces of evil manipulate ordinary people, how we stepped back from the ledge, and the disturbing ease with which we could return to it."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > 1933-1945.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 > Public opinion.
Germany > Foreign public opinion, American > History > 20th century.
National socialism > Public opinion.
Fascism > United States > History > 20th century.
Antisemitism > United States > History > 20th century.
German American Bund > History.
United States > Relations > Germany.
Germany > Relations > United States.
Public opinion > United States > History > 20th century.

Additional Resources