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Swastika Nation

Fritz Kuhn And The Rise And Fall Of The German-American Bund

By Arnie. Bernstein

In the late 1930s, the German–American Bund, led by its popinjay dictator Fritz Kuhn, was a small but powerful national movement, determined to conquer the United States government with a fascist dictatorship. They met in private social halls and beer garden backrooms, gathered at private resorts and public rallies, developed their own version of the SS and Hitler Youth, published a national newspaper and—for a brief moment of their own imagined glory—seemed poised to make an impact on American politics.

But while the American Nazi leadership dreamed of their Swastika Nation, an amalgamation of politicians, a rising legal star, an ego-charged newspaper columnist, and denizens of the criminal underworld utilized their respective means and muscle to bring down the movement and its dreams of a United Reich States.

Swastika Nation by Arnie Bernstein is a story of bad guys, good guys, and a few guys who fell somewhere in-between. The rise and fall of Fritz Kuhn and his German-American Bund at the hands of these disparate fighters is a sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing, and always compelling story from start to finish.


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  • 973.0431 Ber, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2013

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9781250006714


Format: Book
Author: Bernstein, Arnie.
Title: Swastika nation : Fritz Kuhn and the rise and fall of the German-American Bund / Arnie Bernstein.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Subject: Kuhn, Fritz (Fritz Julius), 1896-1952. German American Bund -- History. Germans -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Isbn: 9781250006714 (hardcover) 1250006716 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 973.0431 Ber
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Format: Book
Author: Bernstein, Arnie.
Title: Swastika nation : Fritz Kuhn and the rise and fall of the German-American Bund / Arnie Bernstein.
Edition: 1st U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Description: viii, 302 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Kuhn, Fritz (Fritz Julius), 1896-1952.
Subjects: German American Bund -- History.
Subjects: Germans -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The Bundesführer -- The rise of the German-American Bund -- Swastika nation -- Golems -- Girlfriends -- George Washington's birthday -- Cracks in the madhouse -- Trials -- The full of the German-Amercan Bund.
LCCN: 2013013486
ISBN: 9781250006714 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250006716 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 973.0431 Ber