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Ann Hendon




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The Amazing Story of Mrs. Leo Frank

Published by Ann Hendon on September 19, 2015

A Biography of Lucille Selig Frank (1888 – 1957) by the Editors of The Leo Frank Case Research Library WHEN WE FIRST meet Lucille Selig Frank (pictured), she is attending the opera on April 26th, 1913 with her well-to-do friends and mother, Josephine — while, a few miles away, a young teenage girl lays freshly […]


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Leo Frank: The Coroner’s Inquest

Published by Ann Hendon on August 17, 2015

 PART 1: INTRODUCTION FOR THE FIRST TIME in history, we now have a full, unexpurgated digital record of all the contemporary reports about the Coroner’s Inquest which took place in the wake of the murder of Mary Phagan. Thanks to the hard work of Penelope Lee of the American Mercury, who typed every word by […]


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100 Years Ago Today: Leo Frank Takes the Stand

Published by Ann Hendon on August 18, 2013

Today, on the 100th anniversary of Leo Frank taking the stand in his own defense, we present a digest of opinion and contemporary sources on his statement. AT THE CLIMAX of the Leo Frank trial, an admission was made by the defendant that amounted to a confession during trial. How many times in the annals […]


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The Leo Frank Case: A Pseudo-History

Published by Ann Hendon on October 5, 2012

by Elliot Dashfield a review of The Leo Frank Case by Leonard Dinnerstein, University of Georgia Press IN 1963, nearly a half century after the sensational trial and lynching of Leo Frank become a national cause célèbre, a graduate student named Leonard Dinnerstein (pictured) decided to make the Frank case the subject of his PhD […]


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Whittaker Chambers: Ghosts and Phantoms

Published by Ann Hendon on December 11, 2011

by David Chambers WHITTAKER CHAMBERS died 50 years ago at the age of 60. Much in the world has changed since then. What might he think about world affairs today, were he still alive? Before commenting, he would catch up on history with books like Tony Judt‘s Postwar. Another would be Timothy Snyder‘s Bloodlands, which […]


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Head of the Whole Business

Published by Ann Hendon on January 25, 2011

Red Conspirator: J. Peters and the American Communist Underground by Thomas Sakmyster; University of Illinois Press, March 2011 $50.00, 312 pages, including 6 black & white photographs reviewed by David Chambers FROM AUGUST 3, 1948, until today, America has had to wait to learn more about the head of Soviet espionage in Washington during the […]


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Baltimore Reading Series Honors American Mercury

Published by Ann Hendon on September 17, 2010

by Ann Hendon ACCORDING TO Reading Local, there’s a new literary reading series in Baltimore that honors the spirit of H.L. Mencken and The American Mercury. They say: The second installment of the New Mercury Reading Series was held at Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery, featuring Charles Cohen, Steve Luxenberg, and Melissa Hale. Their mission statement […]


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Instead of burning Korans, why not debate the merits of all “holy” books?

Published by Ann Hendon on September 14, 2010

by Robert Johnson A CHRISTIAN PREACHER in Gainesville, Florida wants to burn Korans, citing the ninth anniversary of 9/11. Muslims around the world are upset and some are taking to the streets to demonstrate their anger that anyone would want to burn what they consider the word of God. From the start of the Abrahamic […]


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What is Deism?

Published by Ann Hendon on June 1, 2010

by Robert L. Johnson Deism was the religion of America’s Founding Fathers, and their wisdom in embracing it should not be forgotten today. DEISM VS. REVEALED RELIGION REVELATION, or revealed religion, is defined in Webster’s New World Dictionary as: “God’s disclosure to man of Himself.” This should read, “God’s alleged disclosure to man of himself.” […]


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Anarchist’s Progress

Published by Ann Hendon on June 1, 2010

by Albert Jay Nock This classic essay on freedom was published in The American Mercury in 1927. I. The Majesty of the Law When I was seven years old, playing in front of our house on the outskirts of Brooklyn one morning, a policeman stopped and chatted with me for a few moments. He was […]


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Portraying George Washington in a Barack Obama World

Published by Ann Hendon on April 23, 2010

by Ann Hendon Dr. Jim Hodges has what he calls “a special calling that brings the ethical leadership principles of George Washington to life.” In his career as a public speaker, Dr. Hodges has shared the principles of what he calls “our Patriarch” — blending skilful acting with the moving words of a truly inspirational […]


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Poll: Ron Paul in Dead Heat With Obama

Published by Ann Hendon on April 14, 2010

The “political class” trusts Obama — most Americans don’t. by Charles L. Carroll, Jr. “Election 2012: Barack Obama 42%, Ron Paul 41%.” Those are the results of the latest poll by Rasmussen Reports, which states: ‘Pit maverick Republican Congressman Ron Paul against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election match-up, and the race is – […]


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iPad Banned in Israel

Published by Ann Hendon on April 14, 2010

by Ann Hendon PEOPLE ARE bringing new Apple iPads into Israel. The eternally profit-seeking are buying them in the U.S., sometimes in bulk, and then selling them for a 150% markup in the Jewish state. And some just bring them in to use them. But now Israeli authorities are confiscating them on sight, claiming that […]


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Oman, Kuwait Oppose Kosovo Independence

Published by Ann Hendon on April 13, 2010

from Serbianna.com, notes by James Sanchez MUSLIM STATES like Oman and Kuwait are very conservative and demonstrably anti-Jihadi. Kosovo is and remains a Jihadi state with its organized crime networks (trafficking in narcotics, Christian sex slave women, and human organs) which are deeply entwined with Israeli organized crime networks. As the late and unlamented Rep. […]


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    November 7, 2016

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    We discovered this piece scrawled on some foolscap left on our doorstep, an all-lower-case Kerouac-style stream of consciousness rap, and offer it as we found it. by H. Millard trump is an american original and a throwback to the days when americans were bursting with confidence and energy and the sheer joy of freedom and […]

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    ‘The Choice of Achilles’: John Alan Coey Against the New World Order

    January 3, 2013

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    by T.R. Bennington AS EVER, BUT ESPECIALLY in our present state of civilizational malaise, there is a need for figures with the power to inspire — men who in less confused and cynical times would have been unabashedly described as heroic. One such figure is Corporal John Alan Coey, a young soldier who has perhaps […]

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    Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth

    March 2, 2015

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    “DOES the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?” If you answered the latter, you’re among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about […]

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    Jailbirds

    June 7, 2017

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    by Jim Tully; from The American Mercury, September, 1928; transcribed by Kevin I. Slaughter THE jail room was thirty-five feet long, twenty-five feet wide, and seven feet high. In this large cage were fifty prisoners. Some had been sentenced and were serving jail terms; others awaited trial, or removal to the penitentiary. The floor was of […]

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    The Old Right and the Antichrist

    June 7, 2017

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    by Richard Spencer (pictured) The following address was given to the H.L. Mencken Club’s Annual Meeting; November 21-23, 2008. BEFORE William F. Buckley settled on writing God and Man at Yale in 1951, the 25 year-old had something quite different in mind as a debut volume. Buckley planned, and may have begun drafting, a book caustically […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: World War II

    December 12, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury THIS WEEK Robert Griffin’s The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds — read this week by Vanessa Neubauer in our continuing audio book series — deals with Dr. William Luther Pierce’s views on the watershed event of the last 100 years: the Second World War. (ILLUSTRATION: American bombers rain death […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Timothy McVeigh

    October 8, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury AGAIN AND AGAIN the claim is made that Dr. William Pierce’s novel The Turner Diaries was the “inspiration” for Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 attack on the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. But was that true? Professor Robert S. Griffin asks Dr. Pierce tough questions on his, his novel’s, and […]

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    New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Rosser’s Closing Arguments, part 2

    October 6, 2017

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    THIS WEEK in our audio book series we present part 2, the final part, of the powerful, skillful closing arguments of Luther Z. Rosser for the defense of Leo Frank (pictured) in his trial for the murder of Mary Phagan, read by Vanessa Neubauer. Rosser, possibly the most feared lawyer in Atlanta in his day, […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Pierce on The Turner Diaries

    October 1, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury TODAY WE ENTER the mind of the author of the most controversial novel ever written — The Turner Diaries. Professor Robert S. Griffin interviews and probes fearlessly into the thinking of Dr. William Pierce, the subject his unique biography, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. What was William […]

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    New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Rosser’s Closing Arguments, part 1

    September 27, 2017

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    THIS WEEK in our audio book series we present part 1 of the powerful, skillful closing arguments of Luther Z. Rosser (pictured) for the defense of Leo Frank in his trial for the murder of Mary Phagan, read by Vanessa Neubauer. Rosser was respected — and feared — as one of the best attorneys of […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: The Turner Diaries

    September 24, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT IS PROBABLY the most controversial novel ever written — The Turner Diaries — is the subject of this week’s chapter of our new audio book, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds. (ILLUS.: The cover and autographed title page of a first edition copy of The Turner Diaries, […]

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    New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Arnold’s Closing Arguments, part 2

    September 20, 2017

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    REUBEN ARNOLD’S closing arguments (part 2) for the defense of Leo Frank — on the charge of murdering his sweatshop employee Mary Phagan — are our presentation this week in our new audio book series, read by Vanessa Neubauer. This series encompasses the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Revilo P. Oliver

    September 17, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury RESPECTED PROFESSOR of the classics — co-founder of the John Birch Society — radical racial-nationalist — witness before the Warren Commission — and profound influence on William Luther Pierce: All of these things describe Revilo Pendleton Oliver, who is the subject of this week’s chapter of our new […]

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    New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Arnold’s Closing Arguments, part 1

    September 15, 2017

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    REUBEN ARNOLD’S closing arguments (part 1) for the defense of Leo Frank — on the charge of murdering his sweatshop employee Mary Phagan — are our presentation this week in our new audio book series, read by Vanessa Neubauer. (ILLUS.: Luther Rosser and Reuben Arnold headed Frank’s defense team.) This series encompasses the American Mercury’s coverage of […]

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    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: The National Alliance

    September 11, 2017

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    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WILLIAM LUTHER PIERCE was born 84 years ago today. The political organization he created, the National Alliance, is 47 years old if we count its earliest incarnation, the National Youth Alliance, which began in 1970. It is still making the news today in 2017, 15 years after Pierce’s […]

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    New Audio Book: The American Mercury on Leo Frank – Hooper’s Closing Arguments

    September 8, 2017

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    THIS WEEK our new audio book of the American Mercury’s coverage of the 1913 trial and conviction of Jewish sex killer Leo Frank moves into the closing arguments of the attorneys to the jury. We will be presenting these extensive arguments in order and in full — a monumental, book-length project that will add another sixteen […]