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Books by Arnie Bernstein

Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund

Swastika Nation is the true story of Fritz Kuhn, leader of 1930s German-American Bund pro-Nazi movement and unlikely and disparate confederation that brought them down, including Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Thomas Dewey, the House Un-American Activities Committee, Walter Winchell, Edward G. Robinson, mobsters Meyer Lansky and Mickey Cohen, and many more.

Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German American Bund

Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing

The true story of America's deadliest act of school violence. On May 18, 1927, the small town of Bath, Michigan, was forever changed when Andrew Kehoe set off a cache of explosives concealed in the basement of the local school. Thirty-eight children and six adults were dead, among them Kehoe, who literally blew himself to pieces by setting off a dynamite charge in his car. The next day, on Kehoe's farm, what was left of his wife---burned beyond recognition after Kehoe set his property and buildings ablaze---was found tied to a handcart, her skull crushed. With seemingly endless stories of school violence and suicide bombers filling today's headlines, Bath Massacre serves as a reminder that terrorism and large-scale murder are nothing new.

Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing

The Chicago books & more

Earlier works from Lake Claremont Press & Chicago Review Press

Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100+ Years of Chicago and the Movies“The Movies Are” Carl Sandburg’s Film Reviews and Essays
The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago’s Civil War Connections

 

Anthologies with contributions from Arnie Bernstein
World Film Locations: Chicago (Intellect Books)

World Film Locations: Boston (Intellect Books)

Des Plaines River Anthology (Allium Press)

The Encyclopedia of French Film (Rowman & Littlefield)

The Chicago books & more