Hitler Is Alive!: Guaranteed True Stories Reported by the National Police Gazette - Police Gazette 1 (Paperback)
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Hitler Is Alive!: Guaranteed True Stories Reported by the National Police Gazette - Police Gazette 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 28/01/2016
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From the pages of the satirical and sensational National Police Gazette-America's first tabloid magazine-presented here all in one place for the first time, over fifteen years of "reporting" on just what happened to the most notorious figure in modern history.

From 1951 to 1968, the Police Gazette published seventy-six Hitler-related articles-including thirteen excerpts from Alan Bullock's respected biography Hitler: A Study in Tyranny-and featured him on the cover thirty-seven times, not counting a few more covers where his name was only mentioned in small print. During this period, a prominent Hitler-grabber appeared on a Gazette cover an average of over twice per year.

Adolph Hitler being proven alive ended up the longest running gag in the 130-year-history of National Police Gazette-all of it done with a completely straight face. The blurring of the distinction between real and fake new correspondents-not to mention real and fake news-became a Police Gazette specialty-and the perfect forum for Hitler conspiracy theories and theorists worldwide. SPY Magazine, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Onion-all have a direct ancestor in the National Police Gazette.

As editor, Steven A. Westlake observes, as long as the threat of right-wing extremism exists, Adolph Hitler will always be alive.

Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504022156
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 25 mm


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Praise for the National Police Gazette
"[The Police Gazette uncovered] the low life that existed just slightly below the veneer of Victorian respectability." -Tom Wolfe

"The most popular magazine in the country . . . [the Police Gazette] was what the sweaty, grimy, wash-on-Saturday-night type of a guy used to read, and it called a spade a spade." -Gene Smith, editor of the collected Police Gazette

"The Bible of the barbershop." -The New York Times

"Lewd and lascivious." -Frank C. Walker, United States Postmaster General (1940-45)

Founded in 1845, the National Police Gazette was a pioneering magazine dedicated to sport, sin, scandal, and crime. From 1877 to 1922, its editor was Richard Kyle Fox, whose ironic-and sometimes fictional-treatment of the news was a welcome departure from the stuffy tone of the mainstream press. In a time when boxing was illegal, the Police Gazette covered it like a legitimate sport, paving the way for its acceptance at the heart of American sporting life. The Police Gazette continued publication until 1977, and never lost its sense of lurid good fun.

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