Fly Fishing Publisher Behind Jinxed Literary Masterpiece

Here’s an interesting story about Stackpole Books and a current cinema release. Turns out that Adolf Hitler’s lawyers were making life difficult for Stackpole back in 1940 when the book publisher came out with John Fante’s novel Ask the Dust, now in theaters as a movie by Robert Towne. “The suit was over its unauthorized publication of the first unabridged English translation of Mein Kampf. Stackpole had to cut back everywhere to pay the legal judgment, according to a biography of Fante by Stephen Cooper.” Dave DeKok in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Times Leader.

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