Lincoln vs. Hitler

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.

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

2 comments:

  1. 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.

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