by Kevin Coogan
Illustrated, 644 pages.
“This study is a treasure chamber for all those interested in the ideology of the heirs of fascism and Nazism in Europe and America, of National bolshevism, Odinism, various occult sects of the extreme right, and the groups which tried to provide a synthesis between the extreme left wing and far-right thought.”
– Walter Laquer, author of The Black Hundred: The Rise of the Extreme Right in Russia, and Fascism: Past, Present and Future
Biography. Francis Parker Yockey, a lawyer and former war-crimes prosecutor, was one of the most enigmatic figures inside the far right in both Europe and America. While he is best known today for his book Imperium, a huge tome often described as a Mein Kampf for modern-day neo-Nazis, his life remains a mystery. Pursued by the U.S. government for almost a decade, Yockey was arrested by the FBI in 1960. Shortly after his capture, he was found dead in his jail cell. An autopsy showed that the 43-year-old mystery man had swallowed a cyanide capsule. Yockey’s story takes us into the heart of the postwar Fascist International, a shadow Reich composed of spies, conspirators, and occultists.