Written by William L Pierce, one of America's most prominent white nationalist leaders of the late 20th century, this novel deals with a military white uprising and revolution against the establishment, first in America and then spreading around the globe. Labelled as the "most dangerous book in America" by law-enforcement agencies, this book has ...
Written by William L Pierce, one of America's most prominent white nationalist leaders of the late 20th century, this novel deals with a military white uprising and revolution against the establishment, first in America and then spreading around the globe. Labelled as the "most dangerous book in America" by law-enforcement agencies, this book has served as an inspiration to at least two militant white groups, "The Order" in America and the "Order Boervolk" in South Africa, both of whom turned to violent action. This book is in the form of a diary kept by its hero, Earl Turner. Drawn into a secret white resistance army, Turner takes part in and describes large parts of the revolution which spreads across the globe and ultimately sees Israel, New York City and Washington D.C. destroyed in nuclear assaults. Often derided, but acknowledged even by its bitterest enemies as one of the most influential novels of modern times. Guaranteed to make the reader not stop until the very last page.
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There were parts of Turner Dairies that were scary because there is a very good chance of the government doiig the things that are written in them especially the gub control part. However the book was too racists and hateful in parts to be a really reading.
Jul 19, 2007
My one-star rating of The Turner Diaries probably stands in stark contrast to my position that I would recommend it to a friend. I would recommend it to a thinking friend, an individual who can tell the difference between good fiction and a racist rant offered under a sheltering pseudonym. Also, I would recommend reading it for the purpose of staying aware of the disturbed thinking of some Americans, too many who have achieved high academic status among us.
Macdonald, actually, William Luther Pierce III, acquired a PhD in physics from Rice University in 1955, and in an unusually short time attained a tenured position at Oregon State University as a professor of physics. He was on a fast track to developing his white separatist views by that time and soon after quit the university to further develop and advance his racist, separatist position.
Regarding the book, Pierce uses the sham of an assumed, recently discovered diary of a fictitious Earl Turner to expound Pierce?s racist views in largely narrative format. His writing style is flawed and typical of an amateur in the craft. Pierce is clearly insecure and unstudied in writing dialog, and has chosen the narration of the diary as a way to put forth his insidious and aberrant, racist views. I purchased the book as a means to explore my theory that too many high-achieving academics exist on the knife-edge of sanity. I came away with my theory intact, and, indeed, reinforced.
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