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The Agitator

William Bailey and the First America Uprising Against Nazism

In these days of new demagogues at home and around the globe, it is stirring to be reminded of how a small but dedicated group of American radicals struck an early symbolic blow against Nazism. Peter Duffy has brought to life an inspiring story that I’ll bet you never knew about before.Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts
Peter Duffy’s beautifully rendered narrative reveals why Bill Bailey was one of the most colorful and inspiring figures in the history of the modern American left. The blow he struck in 1935 against the Nazi regime was merely symbolic, but it helped touch off the anti-fascist resistance that worked a profound change in U.S. politics and culture.Michael Kazin, author of War Against War: The American Fight for Peace 1914-1918< and coeditor of Dissent

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The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews.

In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblings being led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would,of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. Instead of running or giving in to despair… Read More >

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Double Agent

He was the first hero of World War II and yet the American public has never seen his face. In 1940, with Nazi Germany on the march, William G. Sebold, a naturalized American of German birth, risked his life to become the first double agent in the history of the FBI. Read More >

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