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Product Details

  • Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: (March 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595431666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595431663
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Charles Higham is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Duchess of Windsor, Kate: The Life of Katharine Hepburn, and Bette Davis. His Howard Hughes: The Secret Life is the basis of the movie The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.He is the recipient of the Academie Francaise Prize of the Creators, among other awards.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Sam Clemens on September 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is a marvel I discovered it some twenty years ago, and I am still enthralled with it. There is a maxim that the victors write the history books (and it can be exceedingly difficult to discover the real facts in a given battle or war). As it happens, Hitler was not simply a madman with a potent and magnetic ability to touch the German people "where they live" and move them to action, and who--more or less single-handedly--created the "Third Reich." There were bankers and industrialists (a Thule Society connection too) that came together to create this enormity of violence, genocide, lies and plunder. And, plenty of cooperation from other nations and other nations' corporations too. Note how Jew-laden ships were turned away by the United States during WWII, a nasty chapter of American history.

This book details the role some major American corporations--such as ITT, Standard Oil, Ford and GM--played in this sordid tale, in the pursuit of the almighty buck (even though it led to the deaths of many Europeans and American GIs. Were the guilty still alive, I would DEMAND they be summarily called to task for their crimes--indicted, and--once convicted--heavily sentenced. This book is a scholarly, but very readable treatment of the subject with fairly comprehensive documentation. It is actually a wonder that there is as much documentation as there is, considering that much of this was deeply "under wraps," until this researcher was able to crow-bar it out, via FOIA means. I consider that the negative reviewers on this page are either asleep or in league with the those who would prevent us from learning the truth.

Books like this one, and "The Real Lincoln," I have found to be enormously refreshing. It is on my list of Top Hundred Books, in my collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eamonn Fingleton on May 19, 2011
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As an author who is currently researching American individualism, I commend this book for its important -- and permanently relevant -- reminder of how readily an individualistic society like America's can be penetrated by a hostile foreign government. The book's main shortcoming is that it has not drawn sharp enough lines between the various chronological stages of the American establishment's involvement with the Nazis. While it was known from the start that Hitler was malevolent, the full horror of his agenda became clear only gradually and those Americans who persisted in their collaboration into the 1940s, and particularly after Pearl Harbor, had much more to answer for than those who had ceased collaborating by the late 1930s.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By charles f. poulnot III on December 26, 2010
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i wouldnt put too much faith in the 1 star reviews of this book especially considering that just yesterday the united states government released the names of the 10,000 american corporations that have been doing business with our "arch enemy" iran; all with our governments approval! that announcement all but legitimizes everything in charles higham's book and proves that NOTHING has changed since WWII. these multinational corps play both sides of all wars/conflicts, profiting handsomely from the death and destruction that the governments cook up while the flag waving idiots march off to kill each other with the latest weaponry dreamed up by GM/dupont/carlyle group. this book cites names, places, dates to the point of ad nauseum of the dirty dealings that FORD, DUPONT, STANDARD OIL(ROCKEFELLERS), GENERAL MOTORS, IT&T, the BANK CORP of AMERICA/PRESCOTT BUSH,(BOY GEORGE'S GRRANDFATHER), etc, etc ,etc. had with hitler and the nazi death machine. to say this book isnt referenced or researched well would only lead me to believe that such an opinion would come from someone with a vested interest in the warmongering. i'm sure the crowd down at the COUNCIL OF FOREIGN RELATIONS isnt too happy with the facts presented by mr. higham. but as winston churchill said himself, "facts are stubborn things" and the fact has become apparent that we the people are being held hostage by these same ruthless banks/corporations that are now run by the cowardly grandsons of those murdering cowards who ran these corps back in the 30's and 40's. this book is a great foundation to begin the dismantling of the belief system that our government and the corporations have our best interest at heart, they dont! WAKE UP PEOPLE FROM YOUR UNCONSCIOUS STATE, its been business as usual for centuries all dressed up with "differing" political regimes/partys but nothing has changed but the first names of these murdering cowards. "no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Richard E. Noble VINE VOICE on September 4, 2007
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Do you want to read a book that will really rock your boat? Then pick up "Trading with the Enemy" The Nazi-American Money plot 1933-1949.
Since I have taken up as a research project for myself, the investigation of World War II, from the philosophical perspective of `The Just War' notion or concept, I find myself being lead down many a strange alley.
After reading much of the conventional literature on the rise of Adolf Hitler, the obvious question occurred to me; Where did Adolf get his money? Nobody gains political power, EVER, ANYWHERE, without money. Anybody who thinks that even our soft spoken, country gentleman Jimmy Carter jumped out of a peanut patch, or Harry Truman out of a Haberdashery store in Missouri, or Abe Lincoln out of a log cabin, or Sun Yat-Sen out of a rice paddy, or even Fidel Castro out of a sugarcane field, is very naive to say the least. Without money, nobody goes nowhere in politics - anywhere in the world - nor throughout the annals of History. It just doesn't happen - ever.
So as an adjunct to discovering the moral righteousness or immoral iniquity of World War II, I have been led to investigating also, the financing of the Third Reich, and the personal backing for Adolf and his buddies. This is without any doubt a story yet to be written, of unbelievable proportions.

Other books on this subject that the reader might find interesting:
"Who Financed Hitler" James Pool
"Hitler and his Secret Partners" James Pool
"The American Axis" Max Wallace
"Hitler's Secret Bankers" Adam Lebor
"The Arms of Krupp" William Manchester
"The Service" Reinhard Gehlen
"The Dutchess of Windsor" Charles Higham
"Merchants of Death" Engelbrecht and Hanighen
"Shattered Peace" Daniel Yergin
"The War Years 1939-1945" I. F.
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