American Fuehrer: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party

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University of Illinois Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 206 pages
The founder of the American Nazi party and its leader until he was murdered in 1967, George Lincoln Rockwell was one of the most significant extremist strategists and ideologists of the postwar period. His influence has only increased since his death.

A powerful catalyst and innovator, Rockwell broadened his constituency beyond the core Radical Right by articulating White Power politics in terms that were subsequently appropriated by the one-time klansman David Duke. He played a major role in developing Holocaust revisionism, now an orthodoxy of the Far Right. He also helped politicize Christian Identity, America's most influential right-wing religious movement, and welded together an international organization of neo-Nazis. All of these extremist movements continue to thrive today.

Frederick Simonelli's biography of this powerful and enigmatic figure draws on primary sources of extraordinary depth, including declassified FBI files and manuscripts and other materials held by Rockwell's family and associates. The first objective assessment of the American Nazi party and an authoritative study of the roots of neo-nazism, neo-fascism, and White Power extremism in postwar America, American Fuehrer is shocking and absorbing reading.
 

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An excellent account of how delusion can make a man so small, and how ones circle of "friends" can become instead a circumscribing border which keeps reality out- as well as everything which make ud human. Read full review

Contents

The Family
5
The Artist and the Warrior
14
The Coming
22
The ANPs Members Followers Funding
33
Agitating for Power
44
Leashing the Beast
52
The Scorned
72
The World Union of National Socialists
80
Holocaust Denial
106
Christian Identity
115
Settling for Notoriety
123
Betrayal and Death
131
Rockwells Legacy of Hate
141
Notes
147
Bibliography
187
Copyright

White Power
96

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About the author (1999)

Frederick J. Simonelli teaches at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles.

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