Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of the Third Reich
St. Martins Press
Pub Date: Spring
new, never-before-seen evidence, drawing on declassified FBI files,
tells the complete story of Ford's and Lindbergh's close alliance with
Hitler and Nazi Germany. The most explosive and controversial book
since IBM and the Holocaust.
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finely wrought, careful, and utterly damning case that ought to prompt a
widespread reevaluation of both Ford and Lindbergh."
"A tireless excavation of the dark facts surrounding Ford and Lindbergh's relationship with the Third Reich. Wallace's extensive investigation probes three and four layers deeper than others, pulls no punches, names names and creates a powerful historical document."
--Edwin Black, author of IBM and the Holocaust
"What a drama!
Two of the most popular figures in 20th century America-Henry
Ford and Charles Lindbergh-pitted against a third-Franklin Delano
Roosevelt-over what to do about Adolf Hitler. Max Wallace reminds us
that the destiny of the republic hung in the balance in the Great Debate
-Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., author of The Age of Roosevelt and Thirteen
Days by Robert F. Kennedy and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
"A seminal book, groundbreaking in its documentation of American celebrity collaboration with the Third Reich. Max Wallace exposes Henry Ford as an amoral business thug who promoted anti-Semitism and Nazism for profit. Lindbergh's reputation is utterly shredded by the careful analysis of newly released classified files, which expose him as a bigot and Hitler's willing pawn. Wallace rebuts line by line the Ford company's recent attempts to sanitize its Nazi past, and skewers corporate spin with devastating documentation from Ford's own files. The American Axis is that rare work of balance: biography; scholarship; and celebrity scandal. My pick for the most powerful book of the year."
--John Loftus, author of The Secret War Against the Jews
Few people know that Ford actively helped the
German war machine, producing war vehicles for them before—and during—the
war. Indeed, more than a third of the 350,000 trucks used by the Germany
Army were manufactured by Ford. Behind every plant worker’s desk in
Germany there were two framed pictures: one of Hitler and of Ford.
people know that Lindbergh was as pro-Nazi as he was. Nazi Air Force
Chief Goring personally decorated Lindbergh with the Service Cross of
the German Eagle, the highest Nazi civilian honor. Despite the American
outcry, Lindbergh repeatedly refused to give it back. Indeed, he was so
enamored of Hitler and his Nazis that he made plans to move his family
is ironic is that these two men were not only best of friends, but were
(and for many still are) great American heroes. A 1920s poll named Ford
as the third greatest man in history, behind Napoleon and Jesus Christ.
The recent A. Scott Berg LINDBERGH glorified him; Spielberg’s new film
is based on this book and will thus continues to to glorify him.
on new, never-before-seen evidence, drawing on declassified FBI files,
US and German government archives and newly discovered legal documents,
this tells the
complete story of Ford's and Lindbergh's close alliance with Hitler and
Nazi Germany. The most explosive and controversial book since IBM
and the Holocaust.
About the Author
Max Wallace is a veteran investigative journalist and holocaust
researcher, and has been researching the subject for 10 years. He worked
for three years as a researcher for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Project
and has served as Executive Director of the Anne & Max Bailey Center
for Holocaust research in Montreal, Canada. He is the author of the
critically acclaimed WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN? (a bestseller, praised by
the New Yorker) and MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT (authorized
by Ali), and is a winner of a Rolling Stone Magazine Award for
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