The Resource Hitler in Los Angeles : How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America, Steven J. Ross, (electronic resource)

Hitler in Los Angeles : How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America, Steven J. Ross, (electronic resource)

Label
Hitler in Los Angeles : How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
Title
Hitler in Los Angeles
Title remainder
How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America
Statement of responsibility
Steven J. Ross
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The chilling, little-known story of the rise of Nazism in Los Angeles, and the Jewish leaders and spies they recruited who stopped it.No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill the city's Jews and to sabotage the nation's military installations: plans existed for hanging twenty prominent Hollywood figures such as Al Jolson, Charlie Chaplin, and Samuel Goldwyn; for driving through Boyle Heights and machine-gunning as many Jews as possible; and for blowing up defense installations and seizing munitions from National Guard armories along the Pacific Coast. U.S. law enforcement agencies were not paying close attention'preferring to monitor Reds rather than Nazis'and only Leon Lewis and his daring ring of spies stood in the way. From 1933 until the end of World War II, attorney Leon Lewis, the man Nazis would come to call "the most dangerous Jew in Los Angeles," ran a spy operation comprised of military veterans and their wives who infiltrated every Nazi and fascist group in Los Angeles. Often rising to leadership positions, this daring ring of spies uncovered and foiled the Nazi's disturbing plans for death and destruction.Featuring a large cast of Nazis, undercover agents, and colorful supporting players, Hitler in Los Angeles, by acclaimed historian Steven J. Ross, tells the story of Lewis's daring spy network in a time when hate groups had moved from the margins to the mainstream
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NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Steven J
Dewey number
979.4/94004924
Index
no index present
LC call number
F869.L89
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Leon L.
  • Lewis, Leon L.
  • Roos, Joseph
  • Roos, Joseph
  • Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles
  • History
  • History
  • History
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • Jews
  • Motion pictures
  • National socialism and motion pictures
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
general
Label
Hitler in Los Angeles : How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America, Steven J. Ross, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3578926
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages).
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781620405642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a898685c-d30a-4a19-a222-de7d3a930266
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005015454
Label
Hitler in Los Angeles : How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America, Steven J. Ross, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=372&titleID=3578926
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages).
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
Isbn
9781620405642
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a898685c-d30a-4a19-a222-de7d3a930266
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005015454

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