Synopses & Reviews
In the 1920s, Hajj Amin-al-Husseini was the political and spiritual leader of the Palestinian Arabs. A vicious anti-Semite, he led numerous pogroms against Jewish settlers. During World War II, al-Husseini allied himself and his people with Hitler; he lived in Germany, met with Hitler, encouraged "the final solution," and became close friends with Himmler and other Nazis. After the war, al-Husseini escaped (he would certainly have been convicted at Nuremberg for war crimes) and fled to Egypt. His standing only rose, and in Egypt he was instrumental in fomenting Nazi-style anti-Semitic propaganda there. He also became the mentor to a new generation of radical "Islamo-fascist" Arab leaders. Foremost among them: Yasser Arafat.
"Pritchard's reading is compelling and invites repeated listens." ---AudioFile
The definitive account of the little-known 1920s Palestinian leader who allied himself with Hitler and forms the hidden link between the fascism of the twentieth century and the new fascism of the twenty-first.
About the Author
David G. Dalin, Ph.D., an ordained rabbi, is a professor of history and political science at Ave Maria University. He has written on the role of Jews in the political history of the United States, and he has lectured widely on Pope Pius XII and the Jews in World War II and on the relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Jews. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University. He completed his seminary studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. John F. Rothmann is a talk-show host on the ABC-affiliated KGO-AM Newstalk radio in San Francisco. He is also an author, teacher, archivist, political consultant, and a frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency. He has spoken at over 150 college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel, and has published many articles on American political history, the Middle East, and education. He was a contributor to the book American Jews and the Separationist Faith: The New Debate on Religion in Public Life and has served as a research consultant for the books Jews in America, A Day in the Life of Israel, and Jerusalem in the Shadow of Heaven. Michael Prichard has played several thousand characters during his career. While he has been seen performing over one hundred of them in theater and film, Michael is primarily heard, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. During his career as a one-man repertory company, he has recorded many series with running characters-including the complete Travis McGee adventures by John D. MacDonald and the complete Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout-as well as series by such masters as Mark Twain, John Cheever, and John Updike. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for At All Costs by Sam Moses and In Nixon's Web by L. Patrick Gray III. Named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine, he holds an M.F.A. in theater from the University of Southern California. Michael appears regularly on the professional stage, including as a member of Ray Bradbury's Pandemonium Theatre Company, performing such great roles as Captain Beatty in Fahrenheit 451, which became the second-longest-running production in the Los Angeles area. Bradbury himself dubbed Michael "the finest Beatty in history."