Morton College Instructor Arnie Bernstein Publishes Swastika Nation

September 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Morton College Instructor Arnie Bernstein’s new book, Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund, was published yesterday!  His work can be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Swastika-Nation-Fritz-Kuhn-German-American/dp/1250006716. A copy has also been ordered for Morton College Library and will arrive within the next couple of weeks.  An author reading will be held in late October – stay tuned for further details!

The following is the description provided on Amazon:

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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