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Arnie Bernstein

Arnie Bernstein

Instructor, Composition ,

Email: Arnie.Bernstein@morton.edu

Composition instructor Arnie Bernstein's new book chronicles the rise and fall of the German-American Bund, a pro-Nazi movement that swept the United States in the 1930s. However, the Bundist dream of a Swastika Nation, under the leadership of their leader Bundesführer Fritz Kuhn, attracted powerful foes. Through the independent work of many larger than life figures--including the duo of New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and prosecuter Thomas Dewey; the newly-formed Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities; the bulldog reporting of newspaper columnist Walter Winchell; and the distinctive methods employed by Jewish mobsters Meyer Lansky, Longy Zwillman, Bugsy Siegel, and Mickey Cohen--Kuhn and the German-American Bund came to an inglorious end. All this, plus a supporting cast that includes Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Jack Ruby, Edward G. Robinson, Father Divine and many others. It’s a book that’s jam packed with incredible tales, a wild slice of American history you won’t be able to put down. Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund is published by St. Martin's Press and is available at many outlets including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the Morton College Bookstore.