The American Axis: Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich

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Macmillan, Dec 13, 2004 - History - 488 pages
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Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh have long been exalted as two of the greatest American icons of the twentieth century. Now award-winning journalist Max Wallace uncovers groundbreaking and astonishing revelations about the poisonous effect these two so-called American heroes had on Western democracy and how the two of them---acting in league with the Nazis---almost brought democratic Europe to the verge of extinction.

With unprecedented access to declassified FBI and military intelligence files, Wallace reveals how the close friendship and ideological bond between automotive pioneer Ford and aviator Lindbergh culminated in an abuse of power that helped strengthen Hitler's regime and undermined the Allied war effort.

Devastating, thoroughly researched, and engagingly written, The American Axis is not only a mesmerizing, cautionary tale, but a compelling historical exposť.
  

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Contents

PREFACE
1
Chronicler of the Neglected Truth
5
The Fiihrers Inspiration
37
Superhero
71
Strange Bedfellows
87
CHAPTER5 Hate by Proxy
121
Historys Stage
151
The Lonely Eagle
189
Fallen Hero
267
Will It Run?
299
Business as Usual
323
Redemption
353
CONCLUSION
385
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
389
PRIMARY SOURCES
391
NOTES
397

An Arsenal of Nazism
217
America First
239

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Max Wallace is a veteran investigative journalist and holocaust researcher. For three years, he worked as an interviewer and researcher for Steven Spielberg's "Shoah Project," documenting the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. He is also a former executive Director of the Anne & Max Bailey Center for Holocaust Studies. Winner of the Rolling Stone Magazine Award for Investigative Journalism, he is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Wallace has been a guest columnist for the Sunday New York Times and contributed to the BBC. His previous books include the international bestseller Who Killed Kurt Cobain? and Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay vs. the United States of America about Ali's controversial stand against the Vietnam War. A native of New York City, Max Wallace lives in Montreal, Canada.

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