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Hitler on Trial: Alan Cranston, Mein Kampf, and The Court of World Opinion Kindle Edition
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This side by side look at Cranston's efforts to wake up America to the truth and basis of Hitler's actions and motivations. At the core of the dilemma is the distinct difference of what was actually written by Hitler in Mein Kamph (and later acted out by him on the world stage), compared to the world's early view of him through the altered and abridged (sanitized) versions of his book.
This is a fascinating look at a fascinating time in world history, and at those particular events that not only changed the world as we knew it, but which would shape the life and career of Senator Alan Cranston.
By publishing a tabloid edition that sold for only 10 cents at newsstands, Cranston ensured the wide distribution of his translation, which abridged Hitler’s prose and highlighted his intent. “The Cranston edition hit the newsstands on or about April 10, 1939. In 10 days, half a million copies were sold” (location 625). About two weeks later, Houghton-Mifflin filed for infringement of copyright—but Cranston had already achieved his objective of sounding the alarm.
Cranston went on to a distinguished career of service to his country. He was elected to the U.S. Senate and even ran for president in 1984. He worked tirelessly to end the nuclear arms race.
Cranston was a credit to his alma mater, Stanford University; the same university that educated the author of this book. Lorraine Tong served as Senator Alan Cranston’s foreign policy legislative aide and advisor; her own career continues at the Library of Congress.. Tong’s careful research and skillful writing bring to life the youthful bravery of one man in a dark hour, and remind us once again of what a difference a writer can make.
A fascinating view into what shaped a man into taking decisive action.
The fact that really got my attention is that Hitler was effective sponsored by his nine month incarceration into writing this book - it took him from being penniless and living on state welfare in Austria to being a millionaire whose main income was royalties from his book! It begs the question: Did Mein Kampf advance this spectacular rise, or did his infamous rise to leadership propel the sales of his book?
A short read well worth your time.
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