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Lincoln vs. Hitler

By posted at 2:00 pm on March 22, 2013 2

Adolf Hitler loved books—that nasty bent for book burning notwithstanding—and the book industry loves him back. Type his name into Amazon, and while he doesn’t trigger the English-language numbers of Jesus (186,740) or Lincoln (70,710), he registers a solid 18,597—a stunning figure for someone who died less than 70 years ago.” On the Fuhrer’s paradoxical relationship with literature.





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2 Responses to “Lincoln vs. Hitler”

  1. Richard Grayson
    at 2:15 pm on March 22, 2013

    My first book, published in 1979, was “With Hitler in New York.” My second book, published in 1982, was “Lincoln’s Doctor’s Dog.” As such, I am an expert on the relative popularity of the two men and I would like to report that as far as short story collections are concerned, Hitler outsells Lincoln three to one.

  2. Thomas Beckwith
    at 2:59 pm on March 22, 2013

    Yikes, how depressing.

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