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Author Ross, Steven Joseph, author.

Title Hitler in Los Angeles : how Jews foiled Nazi plots against Hollywood and America [Hoopla electronic resource] / Steven J. Ross.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2018.
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Performer Read by Peter Berkrot.
Summary 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.US 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 comprising 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 Nazis' 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' daring spy network in a time when hate groups had moved from the margins to the mainstream. rologuePart 1: Creating A Spy Network, 1933-19341. "The Most Dangerous Jew in Los Angeles"2. The Spying Begins3. Plots Revealed, Spies Uncovered4. Going for Help5. A Bitter Lesson: The German-American Alliance TrialPart 2: The Nazi and Fascist Attack on Hollywood, 1933-19356. The Moguls and the Nazis7. Inside the Fascist Front8. HUAC Comes to Town9. The Most Charming Nazi in Los AngelesPart 3: New Threats, New Spies, 1935-193910. Spy and Divide11. The Plot to Kill the Jews12. Nazi versus Nazi13. Silver Shirts, Nazis, and Movie Stars14. Slaughter the Hollywood Jews15. The Most Hated Nazi in Hollywood16. The Three Most Dangerous Enemies List17. The Race Is OnPart 4: Espionage, Sabotage, and the Coming of War, 1938-194118. Closing In19. Sabotage, Secret Agents, and Fifth Columnists20. Darkening Skies, New Dangers21. Pearl Harbor RoundupEpilogue
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Lewis, Leon L. -- Friends and associates.
Lewis, Leon L. -- Adversaries.
Roos, Joseph, 1908-1999 -- Friends and associates.
Roos, Joseph, 1908-1999 -- Adversaries.
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles -- Political activity.
Jews -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism and motion pictures.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Ethnic relations.
Added Author Berkrot, Peter.
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ISBN 9781982488352 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1982488352 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11994484
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