Description : This book exposes how US plutocrats launched Hitler, then recouped Nazi assets to lay the post-war foundations of a modern police state. Fascists won WWII because they ran both sides. Lays bare the tenacious roots of US fascism from robber baron days to Reichstag fire to the WTC atrocity and "Homeland Security", with a blow-by-blow account of the fascist take-over of America's media.
Description : Follow a Michigan town from the time families from New York and Pennsylvania settled Potawatomi land in the 1830s to the Civil War. Cameron flourished as a farm market while Michigan grew rich on lumber. Local industries expanded when Detroit built automobiles, stoves and refrigerators. The diverse community suffered when conglomerates bought the plants, laid off workers, and then moved production to Mexico. Camerons history is the story of people who moved west or north, spent a few years or a few generations, then moved on. Potawatomi are now in Oklahoma and Kansas. Peabodys and Fitches were replaced by Germans and Dutch who remigrated from the Delaware river valley. Then came immigrants from Pomerania and Bavaria, followed by Italians and Ukrainians, then refugees from the Balkans and Baltics. Later, Blacks moved from Pensacola and Spanish speakers from Brownsville. Today, doctors arrive from India. Cameron, a microcosm of Michigan and Midwestern history. A special place, an anyplace that could be your hometown, your family. Patricia Averll has a BA in history from Michigan State Univerisy and a doctorate in American studies from the University of Pennsylvania. To contact her, go to xlibris.com/averill.html.
Description : Enemies by Design is a rigorously researched expos of the greed, corruption and racism driving George W. Bush's "War on Terrorism." Journalist and scholarly historian Greg Felton reveals how oil interests and Zionist expansionists cultivated and exploited hateful images of the Muslim world to justify aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. This book is basic reading for understanding the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy.
Description : A World War II military thriller set in May of 1943 Just months after Germany’s stunning defeat at the hands of the Russians in Stalingrad, Allied forces succeed in pushing Rommel and his much vaunted Afrika Korps out of North Africa. Two German staff officers remain trapped in Tunisia. A Kommando unit is sent in to effect their rescue. Straightforward mission or trap? Meanwhile, Hitler and his Nazi leadership, growing more desperate to turn the tide on their beleaguered Eastern Front, panic when a Czech bio-weapon scientist and his laboratory work, codenamed the “Hydra Project,” vanish mysteriously. Traitorous elements in Italian Military Intelligence have worked out a deal with London’s MI-5 to deliver the Nazi’s deadly Hydra Project to Churchill and Roosevelt. Special Air Service (SAS) troopers and US Army Rangers led by American OSS agent Major Steven Parker are sent into Italy to retrieve a conspiring Italian general, the scientist in question and Hitler’s newest super w
Description : A look at corporate authoritarianism that William Shirer called “the best thing I’ve ever seen on how America might go fascist democratically.” In 1980, US capitalist politics wore a “nice-guy mask,” a troubling disguise to cover up a creeping despotism in which the ultra-rich and corporate overseers were merging with a centralized state power in order to manage the populace. This immanent corporate authoritarianism threatened to subvert constitutional democracy. But unlike the violent and sudden usurpations that led to fascism in the days of Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese empire builders, this new “smiling” American breed of fascism was gaining ground through gradual and silent infringements on the freedoms of the American people. First published over three decades ago, Friendly Fascism is uncannily predictive of the threats and realities of current political and economic power trends. Author Bertram Gross, a presidential adviser during the New Deal era, traces the history and logic of declining democracy in First World countries and pinpoints capitalist transnational growth and inappropriate responses to global crises as the sources of late twentieth-century despotism in America. Gross issues ever-urgent warnings about what happens when big business and big government become bedfellows—chronic inflation, recurring recession, overt and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of the environment—and simultaneously proffers a practical shift of perspective that could help US citizens build a truer democracy. He imagines an America in which heroes are no longer needed and the leadership is a group of non-elitists who “recognize the ignorance of the wise as well as the wisdom of the ignorant.”
Description : This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel's mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication's title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel-related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.