A Hundred Little Hitlers
The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America
By (author) Elinor Langer
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Hundred Little Hitlers by Elinor Langer
Book DescriptionOn November 12, 1988, a group of Portland, Oregon, skinheads known as East Side White Pride encountered three Ethiopians in a street fight, resulting in the brutal death of Mulugeta Seraw.For award-winning journalist Elinor Langer, the Seraw case is the launchpad for a thorough investigation of the Nazi-inspired racist movement in the United States. She vividly reconstructs the world of the skinheads: their origins in the punk scene, their basement shrines to Nazi power, their moments of glory on Oprah and Geraldo. She examines the long-standing radical groups that encouraged the movement, tracking the progress of such powerful figures as White Aryan Resistance leader Tom Metzger through key bastions of the Far Right. In gripping detail, she follows civil-rights lawyer Morris Dees's efforts to prove Metzger responsible for the Portland killing-a sensational campaign to curb the growth of neo-Nazism.Compelling, disturbing, and important, "A Hundred Little Hitlers" is both an epic account of racism and justice and a close examination of social forces that loom ever more dangerously today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312423636
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Elinor Langer
Elinor Langer, author of the acclaimed biography "Josephine Herbst," has written for "The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, "and "The Nation, "among other publications. "A Hundred Little Hitlers" was chonsen as a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Award for work-in-progress. Langer lives in Portland, Oregon.
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