William Dudley Pelley: A Life in Right-Wing Extremism And the Occult (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
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"Scott Beekman offers not only a political but also an intellectual and literary biography of Pelly, greatly advancing our understanding of a figure often dismissed as a madman or charlatan. His belief system, composed of anti-Semitism, economic nostrums, racialism, neo-Theosophical channeling, and millenarian Christianity, anticipates the eclecticism of later cult personalities such as Shoko Asahara, leader of Aum Shinriyko, and the British conspiracy theorist David Icke." "By charting the course of Pelley's career, Beekman does an admirable job of placing Pelley within the history of both the anti-Semitic right and American occult movements. This exhaustively researched book is a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarship on American extremism and esoteric religions."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

Early Years 18901915
1
Paris and Asia 19161919
17
Hollywood 19201927
33
Seven Minutes in Eternity 19281929
51
Liberation 19301932
62
Silver Shirts 1933
79
Extremists 1934
94
Tribulation 19341936
105
Silver Shirts Redux 19371939
117
Sedition
131
Soulcraft 19501965
144
Epilogue
159
Notes
167
Bibliography
235
Index
267
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