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THOMAS DALTON, PhD

Thomas Dalton is a professor of humanities at a major American university.  He has published several books and articles on history and religion, with a special focus on the National Socialist era in Germany, and on historical and contemporary Jewish relations.

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Books written or edited by Thomas Dalton:

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New English translation of the classic work by Adolf Hitler.  This is a complete and unedited translation of Volume One of Mein Kampf, in modern and highly readable American English.  This is the first such effort since the 1940s, and it far surpasses all existing versions.  This edition includes a detailed Introduction, section headings, helpful footnotes, bibliography, and useful index.

 

Mein Kampf is the autobiography and articulated worldview of one of the most consequential leaders in world history.  It is also one of the most maligned and least understood texts of the 20th century.  A major problem in the Anglophone world has been the poor state of English translations.  Both the Mannheim and Murphy editions are poor efforts, awkwardly phrased, and replete with archaic British wording; they are simply painful to read.  This new translation is clear, lucid, and highly readable—and yet true to the original.  And, unlike every other edition, this version has authentic section headings embedded in the text, which serve to both organize Hitler’s ideas and to parse long sections of text into manageable units. 

 

The Dalton translation will become the standard reference for this famous work.

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New English translation of the classic work by Adolf Hitler.  Now, for the first time ever, in dual English-German text (German on left-facing page, English on the right).

 

This is a complete and unedited translation of Volume One of Mein Kampf, in modern and highly readable American English.  This is the first such effort since the 1940s, and it far surpasses all existing versions.  This edition includes section headings, helpful footnotes, bibliography, and useful index.

 

Mein Kampf is the autobiography and articulated worldview of one of the most consequential leaders in world history.  It is also one of the most maligned and least understood texts of the 20th century.  A major problem in the Anglophone world has been the poor state of English translations.  Both the Mannheim and Murphy editions are poor efforts, awkwardly phrased, and replete with archaic British wording; they are simply painful to read.  This new translation is clear, lucid, and highly readable—and yet true to the original.  And, unlike every other edition, this version has authentic section headings embedded in the text, which serve to both organize Hitler’s ideas and to parse long sections of text into manageable units. 

 

The Dalton translation will become the standard reference for this famous work.

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New English translation of the classic work by Adolf Hitler.  This is a complete and unedited translation of Volume Two of Mein Kampf, in modern and highly readable American English.  This is the first such effort since the 1940s, and it far surpasses all existing versions.  This edition includes a detailed Introduction, section headings, helpful footnotes, bibliography, and useful index.

 

Mein Kampf is the autobiography and articulated worldview of one of the most consequential leaders in world history.  It is also one of the most maligned and least understood texts of the 20th century.  A major problem in the Anglophone world has been the poor state of English translations.  Both the Mannheim and Murphy editions are poor efforts, awkwardly phrased, and replete with archaic British wording; they are simply painful to read.  This new translation is clear, lucid, and highly readable—and yet true to the original.  And, unlike every other edition, this version has authentic section headings embedded in the text, which serve to both organize Hitler’s ideas and to parse long sections of text into manageable units. 

 

The Dalton translation will become the standard reference for this famous work.

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New English translation of the classic work by Adolf Hitler.  Now, for the first time ever, in dual English-German text (German on left-facing page, English on the right).

 

This is a complete and unedited translation of Volume Two of Mein Kampf, in modern and highly readable American English.  This is the first such effort since the 1940s, and it far surpasses all existing versions.  This edition includes section headings, helpful footnotes, bibliography, and useful index.

 

Mein Kampf is the autobiography and articulated worldview of one of the most consequential leaders in world history.  It is also one of the most maligned and least understood texts of the 20th century.  A major problem in the Anglophone world has been the poor state of English translations.  Both the Mannheim and Murphy editions are poor efforts, awkwardly phrased, and replete with archaic British wording; they are simply painful to read.  This new translation is clear, lucid, and highly readable—and yet true to the original.  And, unlike every other edition, this version has authentic section headings embedded in the text, which serve to both organize Hitler’s ideas and to parse long sections of text into manageable units. 

 

The Dalton translation will become the standard reference for this famous work.

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A new English translation of the classic work by Adolf Hitler.  This edition brings together the best, timeliest, and most interesting passages from the original two-volume work.  It includes a detailed Introduction, section headings, helpful footnotes, bibliography, and a useful index.

 

Mein Kampf is the autobiography and articulated worldview of one of the most consequential leaders in world history.  It is also one of the most maligned and least understood texts of the 20th century.  A major problem in the Anglophone world has been the poor state of English translations.  The new Dalton translation is clear, lucid, and highly readable—and yet true to the original.  Unlike every other edition, this version has authentic section headings embedded in the text, which serve to both organize Hitler’s ideas and to parse long sections of text into manageable units.  Finally, this edition edits out the long tangents and ancillary comments that would only be of interest to academic historians. 

 

The Essential Mein Kampf captures the "best of the best," and presents it in modern, highly-readable English.  A truly compelling read, as relevant today as when it was written.

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That Adolf Hitler spoke out against the Jews is banal in the extreme.  But that this is the first book ever to compile his remarks on the Jews is nothing short of astonishing.  

 

The reason for this is clear:  Those in positions of influence in the media, government, and universities have an incentive to present a simplistic and highly-sanitized picture of Hitler as an insane Jew-hater, a blood-thirsty tyrant, and the embodiment of evil.  But this caricaturization only works if the public is presented with a carefully-controlled and manipulated view of Hitler’s take on the Jews.  His real words and his actual ideas are far more complex and sophisticated than most authorities would like you to think.  

 

But this fact does not suit those in power today.  They need the public to think of him as a semi-literate, foaming-at-the-mouth demagogue.  And to accomplish this goal, they need to ensure that no one reads his actual words.  Until now, they have succeeded.

 

Now, for the first time, this objective has been defeated.  Here, one can read nearly every idea that Hitler put forth about the Jews, in considerable detail and in full context. 

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From the age of 26 until his death in 1945, Joseph Goebbels kept a near-daily diary.  In it he recorded significant events of the day, along with his thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, most notably the Jewish policy of the Third Reich.  Here we get a detailed and unprecedented look at the attitudes of one of the highest-ranking men in Nazi Germany. 

As such, these entries have a profound effect on our understanding of the Holocaust.  Nowhere in the diary does Goebbels discuss any Hitler order to kill the Jews, nor is there any reference to extermination camps, gas chambers, or systematic mass-murder.  Goebbels acknowledges that Jews did indeed die by the thousands; but the range and scope of killings evidently fall far short of the claimed figure of 6 million.

 

This book contains, for the first time, every significant diary entry relating to the Jews or Jewish policy.  There are 178 such entries in all, in both English and German original.  Entries are covered in chronological order, along with additional commentary and contextual remarks.  Also included are partial or full citations of 10 major essays by Goebbels on the Jews, which bring important clarity to our understanding of his views. 

 

What emerges is a picture of an intelligent and highly-educated man who wanted the best for his German people, and who therefore had to grapple with what he saw as the primary threat to their well-being—the Jews.

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As the founder of the Lutheran church, Martin Luther (1483-1546) was one of the most consequential theologians in history.  The Catholic Church was perhaps his most famous opponent, but Luther faced another threat in the Jews.  Jews, said Luther, posed a mortal threat to social and spiritual well-being for several reasons:  they taught false theology, they slandered Jesus, Mary, and all Christians, and they virtually enslaved the populace through their damnable usury (lending at interest).  Jews are arrogant liars, thought Luther, and they harbor an interminable hatred of humanity.  As such, the harshest measures against them are warranted. 

Hence his dramatic plan of action:  destroy the synagogues, ban Judaic teaching, confiscate ill-gotten Jewish wealth, put Jews to hard labor, and ultimately, drive them out of Christian lands.  Jews are incorrigible corrupters of humanity, and nothing less would get to the root of the problem.

 

On the Jews and Their Lies thus stands as one of the most remarkable books in history.  Owing to its controversy, it is also one of the least-known.  Now for the first time, the entire text is presented in English, in an authoritative fashion—complete with proper introduction, detailed footnotes, and helpful bibliography and index. 

 

This is not just ancient history.  Martin Luther’s book is suffused with lessons for the present day.

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That Jews have long had a negative reputation is common knowledge.  The causes for this are plentiful, ranging from their anti-Christian theology and social exclusivity to arrogance, conceit, greed, maliciousness, and even personal hygiene.  Their belligerence and animosity are legendary.  But less well known is their involvement in war.

When we examine the causal factors for war, we repeatedly find a prominent Jewish presence.  Throughout history, Jews have played an exceptionally active role in promoting and inciting war.  With their long-notorious influence in government, we find recurrent instances of Jews promoting hardline stances, being uncompromising, and actively inciting people to hatred.  Jewish misanthropy  has led them, time and again, to instigate warfare if it served their larger interests.  This fact explains much about the present-day world.

This book examines in detail the Jewish hand in the two world wars.  Along the way, it dissects Jewish motives and Jewish strategies for maximizing gain amidst warfare, reaching back centuries.  It concludes with a brief analysis of more recent wars, and with a look to the future. 

 

We cannot prevent war until we acknowledge its causes.  Some of these causes are rooted in human nature, but others are very deliberate, very strategic actions by a malicious few.  The Jewish Hand in the World Wars sheds some badly needed light on this entire question.

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The Holocaust was one of the most important events of the 20th century.  It’s also an event surrounded by controversy and mystery.  Anyone who examines the Holocaust from an objective standpoint will likely begin asking themselves some important questions:

  • Have key witnesses either falsified or greatly exaggerated important aspects of their stories?

  • How did authorities establish as fact that ‘six million’ Jews died? 

  • Why is it so hard to find a breakdown of the ‘six million’ figure? 

  • Why are there such large differences in expert estimates of Jewish deaths at the main camps? 

  • How could major death camps, like Belzec, Sobibor, Chelmno, and Treblinka, vanish without a trace—along with the remains of most of their alleged victims? 

  • How practical is it to rapidly kill masses of people using cyanide gas?  Or using the exhaust gas of diesel engines? 

  • Why has no one found a ‘Holocaust order’ from Hitler authorizing the mass murder of the Jews? 

  • Why do wartime air photos fail to substantiate the traditional account of events? 

  • Why are there, even today, so many survivors?

 

A monumental debate is currently raging on these issues, but it is largely hidden from sight.  Here, for the first time, all the main arguments are discussed and examined.  Here, the reader can be his own judge.

The best short introduction to the Holocaust story.  Covers all basic aspects of the event, and addresses many relevant questions.

On the standard view, six million Jews died in the Holocaust, by gassing, shooting, and deprivation.  Much has been written about this crime, and yet much remains a mystery.  Even some basic question have no clear answers.  For example, we would like to know:

  • Where did the 6 million figure come from?

  • How, exactly, did the gas chambers work?

  • Why do we have so little physical evidence from major death camps?

  • Why haven't we found even a fraction of the 6 million bodies, or their ashes?

  • Why has there been so much media suppression and governmental censorship on this topic?

In a sense, the Holocaust is the greatest murder mystery in history.  Not only is it a fascinating story in its own right, but it can point us to deeper truths about our contemporary society.  It is a topic of greatest importance for the present day.

Let's explore the evidence, and see where it leads.

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It is common knowledge that Jews have been disliked for centuries—sometimes loathed, sometimes hated.  But why?  

Our best hope for understanding this recurrent "anti-Semitism" is to study the history:  to look at the actual words written by prominent critics of the Jews, in context, and with an eye to any common patterns to might emerge.  Such a study reveals strikingly consistent observations:  Jews are seen as pernicious, conniving, shifty liars; they harbor a deep-seated hatred of humanity; they are at once foolish and arrogant; they are socially disruptive and rebellious; they are ruthless exploiters and parasites; they are master criminals—the list goes on. 

The persistence of such comments is remarkable, and strongly suggests that the cause for such animosity resides in the Jews themselves—in their attitudes, their values, their ethnic traits, and their beliefs.  It is hard to come to any other conclusion than that Jews are biologically, genetically inclined toward actions that trigger a revulsion in non-Jews.  Jews have always been, and will always be, eternal strangers.

Eternal Strangers is a profoundly important book.  It addresses the modern-day “Jewish problem” in all its depth—something which is arguably at the root of many of the world’s social, political, and economic problems.  The matter is urgent; we haven’t a moment to lose.