USA Behind the Scenes 4 Volume set
This is a reprint in English of the very heavily illustrated 164 or so (unnumbered) page soft cover book USA hinter den Kulissen (America Behind the Scenes) by Arnold Hammer as published by Verlag Scherl in Berlin, Germany in 1942.
Going back to what he describes as American President Wilson’s “14 Point Swindle” at the end of World War I, the author roasts virtually every American politician from Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Jewish “advisors” to Kelly in Chicago, Curley in Boston, Wilson in Philadelphia, the Pendergast machine in Kansas City, Senator Langer of North Dakota, etc.
Hammer reserves his greatest tirades for “real Americans” like Bullett, Ickes, Hines, Frank Cohen, Tommy “the Corck” Corcoran, Dutch Schultz (Flegenheimer), Louis B. Mayer, Walter Winchell, Al Capone, Weintraub, Hirsch, Wolf, Weinberg brothers, Samuel Insull, LaGuardia, etc
Beyond disliking Jews, politicians and gangsters, Arnold Hammer also loathed fancy negroes, billboard advertising, dancing girls, horned-toad races, frog jumping contests, female mud wrestlers, multimillionaires, restaurants in which the main attraction was the building and not the food, street vendors, sharecroppers, sex education, jitterbug dancing, the glorification of crime, Prohibition and all the latest fads.
Hammer uses big, clear full-page photographs of all the worst in America and none of the best. He shows vagrants on the steps of the US Capitol, sleeping congressmen, multiracial children, religious zealots, “Okies”, trash, shacks, slums, and a very uncomplimentary picture of Eleanor Roosevelt and the negro singer Marian Anderson over a satirical caption of the German verse equivalent to “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”
Originals are considered rare historical Nazi era documents, and virtually unobtainable 76 years after it was printed. Now is a chance to own a reproduction of the book