Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America by Steven J. Ross

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America

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...

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  • Samantha
    Note: I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!I wanted to like this, I really did. I'm a big history buff, and this particular era of American/world history has always fascinated me. This, however, really sort of let me down. The subject was fascinating, but t...
  • Shae McDaniel
    Sorry, I need to just sit and stare at a wall in unblinking horror for the next few hours. Holy crow. Mr. Ross does an incredible job of detailing just how close we came on multiple occasions to utter disaster only to be saved by the dogged persistence of an amateur spy ring run by a Jewish lawyer. ...
  • Roger
    Patriot Anti-Nazis in LAAn historical account of the undercover work of anti-nazi patriots in LA to subvert and inform on nazi agents and sympathizers in the Southern California area. Well written, fast-paced, wonderfully narrated, and inspiring....
  • Jon Boorstin
    Before WWII, before Hitler was seen as our enemy, winning over Los Angeles was vital to his plans for gaining influence in America – it’s port, it’s airplane factories, and most of all Hollywood, megaphone to the world. Anti-semitism was a fact of life here, embraced by many, and the ...
  • Donald Luther
    Most who are familiar with American history leading up to World War II know about America First and, possibly, the Silver Shirts. But there is an impression that those groups simply disappeared after Pearl Harbor and that, even during their peak periods, they were fringe groups without much influenc...
  • C
    Interesting history. It puts into context for me the internment of my German grandfather during WWII. He thought he was a US citizen due to previous US military service, so after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he tried to reenlist. He lived in southern California at the time. He was arrested and then ...
  • Darlene
    This reads like a thriller, all the more amazing because it’s based on true events. It’s hard to believe that the Nazi threat wasn’t taken seriously in the 1930s, in fact, Hitler had widespread support and the German government could exercise tremendous influence in Hollywood. A handf...
  • Kitty
    Fascinating and chilling. I had no idea that Nazi operatives were so active in America and LA in particular. Let's all be thankful for brave people like Leon Lewis and his spy ring. I listened to the audio book of this, which I wouldn't particularly recommend. The reader always had a sinister tone, ...
  • Marcella Wigg
    American sympathies towards Nazism in the years preceding Pearl Harbor are chronically under-covered in high school history classes, so while I was familiar with the fact that far more Americans had antisemitic attitudes and sympathized with the then-rising German regime in the 1930s, the sheer numb...

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