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Shadow enemies : Hitler's secret terrorist plot against the United States / Alex Abella & Scott Gordon.

By: Abella, Alex.
Contributor(s): Gordon, Scott.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2002Description: xiv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 158574722X; 9781585747221; 1592281427; 9781592281428.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- United States | Sabotage -- United States -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany | Nazi Saboteurs Trial, Washington, D.C., 1942 | Nazi Saboteurs Trial (Washington, D.C. : 1942) | World War (1939-1945) | Sabotage | Secret service | Germany | United States | Washington (D.C.) | Tweede Wereldoorlog | Complotten | Sabotage | USA Federal Bureau of Investigation | Deutschland Amt Ausland, Abwehr | Weltkrieg 1939-1945 | Sabotage | Kriegsgericht | Hinrichtung | Spion | Deutschland | USA | Geschichte 1942 | 1900-1999Genre/Form: History.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Shadow enemies.DDC classification: 940.54/8743/0973 Other classification: 15.85
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Authors' note -- Four lucky porcupines -- This is what we Germans are supposed to do -- Friendly sea -- Franz Daniel Pastorius -- Welcome in America -- Dinner with the Yugoslav ambassador -- Wholesome and desirable safeguard to civil liberty in a time of war -- Halls of justice -- Meeting at the farm -- Invaders or refugees? -- We're here to help! -- Writings from Sugar Hill -- Plaques, condos, and porcupines -- Appendices : William Dudley Pelley and his Silver Shirt Legion ; Material and evidence ; Ex parte quirin ; German and Italian detention and internment in World War II ; Operation Pastorius : fifty-six days in America.
Summary: Recounts the landing of eight Nazi agents on Long Island on a mission of sabotage designed, like modern terrorism, to demoralize the civilian population, and discusses their arrest, trial, and conviction by military courts.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 278-282) and index.

Acknowledgments -- Authors' note -- Four lucky porcupines -- This is what we Germans are supposed to do -- Friendly sea -- Franz Daniel Pastorius -- Welcome in America -- Dinner with the Yugoslav ambassador -- Wholesome and desirable safeguard to civil liberty in a time of war -- Halls of justice -- Meeting at the farm -- Invaders or refugees? -- We're here to help! -- Writings from Sugar Hill -- Plaques, condos, and porcupines -- Appendices : William Dudley Pelley and his Silver Shirt Legion ; Material and evidence ; Ex parte quirin ; German and Italian detention and internment in World War II ; Operation Pastorius : fifty-six days in America.

Recounts the landing of eight Nazi agents on Long Island on a mission of sabotage designed, like modern terrorism, to demoralize the civilian population, and discusses their arrest, trial, and conviction by military courts.

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CHOICE Review

In the summer of 1942, German saboteurs landed in Long Island and Florida from German U-boats operating offshore. Within a month, the FBI announced to a startled public that the Nazis were apprehended. Using available archival sources and interviews with former FBI agents, Abella (Los Angeles Times) and Gordon (law, Southwestern Univ.) manage to bring the period alive in their recreation of "Operation Pastorius." The Germans, all of whom had lived in the US, targeted US defense plants, particularly those involved in aluminum processing. Obviously cashing in on current heightened concerns with homeland security, Abella and Gordon dramatize not only how the case was broken, but also how the perpetrators were tried behind closed doors in a secret tribunal sanctioned by the Supreme Court, a clear violation of US jurisprudence. Unfortunately, in an apparent effort to hype the book, the authors continually refer to the saboteurs as "terrorists," an obvious misnomer. Nevertheless, this is an excellent source for undergraduates seeking precursors to the current US internal security system. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General and undergraduate collections. C. C. Lovett Emporia State University

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Alex Abella is the author of The New York Times Notable Book The Killing of the Saints, The Great American, and other novels. A journalist and Emmy-nominated TV producer, he is currently a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times <br> Scott Gordon is a commissioner with the Los Angeles County Superior Court and a professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is a nationally renowned expert on domestic violence and was a member of the prosecution team in the case of People v. Orenthal James Simpson

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