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David Irving comments: Lyle Stuart is (like the book author Paul Krassner) Jewish, but his methods have never commended themselves to me. With his wife Carole this ex-journalist bad-mouthed my Goebbels biography to the New York Post in April 1996 at the time that the St Martin's Press violated their last contract with me under fire from the ADL; Stuart had sold his first company for $12 million.
   He published the infamous book The Turner Diaries in 1996, which the ADL will tell you was Timothy McVeigh's favourite reading. Steve Wynn won a $2.1 libel award against Stuart in August 1997. But he was soon back to his old methods.
   In July 1997 the same Lyle Stuart applied to import the UK edition of my Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich into the USA. I refused. I warned my US agent, "You are just learning what we authors have known all our lives: publishers are rapacious wolves. The answer to Mr Stuart is no, repeated several times over."
   At the Chicago BookExpo in 1998, Steven Schragis, head of Lyle's new company, the Carol Publishing Group, said he was interested in buying rights to Churchill's War, vol.ii, "maybe". Again I rebuffed him.
    In the Sydney Morning Herald, I read one day that Lyle Stuart had announced that he "had bought the rights" to publish my Goebbels. The SMH apologised to me that they had lifted the item from a New York trade newspaper. It was untrue then, and is still untrue. As I told the Publishers Weekly in April 1996, I might be "floating facedown in the water" as far as publishing in the USA is concerned -- but "at least I can still choose which stretch of the river to float in."

[David Irving: Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich]


When I originally met [the publisher] Lyle Stuart in 1953, he had published an article in The Independent about how the Anti-Defamation League was secretly subsidizing anti-Semitic publications and then using them to scare contributions out of wealthy Jews.

-- Paul Krassner, Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut (Simon & Schuster: New York, 1993), page 225


Nice Guy: Abraham Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League (annual income from contributions: $60 million)

POSTSCRIPT (TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2002): Well prior to Lyle Stuart's republication of The Turner Diaries, he was infamous as the publisher of The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell (1971), which (erroneously, for the most part) detailed dangerous techniques of drug and munitions manufacture and continues to be widely circulated among the young and ignorant. Author Powell has repented the creation of the book and repeatedly petitioned Stuart to take it out of print, to no avail, as detailed here. For further information, also see the following links: [1] [2]

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