Book Listing Hitler as ‘Great Leader’ Removed from Publisher’s Website

Book Listing Hitler as ‘Great Leader’ Removed from Publisher’s Website

When you think of great leaders in recent history, numerous names might come to mind.  Obama, Mandela, Gandhi, and…Hitler? One Indian publisher thought so and is now facing the inevitable backlash, even after removing the book from its online store.   The children’s book, entitled Leaders (or Great Leaders according to the publisher’s website), was published in 2016 by Pegasus, an imprint of India’s B. Jain Publishing Group. According to The Guardian, it features biographies of eleven “amazing leaders” who “devoted their lives [to] the betterment of their country and people.”  Hitler is one of six of these leaders to also be pictured on the …

The 5 Most Shocking Secrets in Literature

The 5 Most Shocking Secrets in Literature

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Frauds, fakes, counterfeits, liars, truth-benders, aliases—the world of literature has had many secrets over the years, and here are five of the biggest.    1. Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things by JT LeRoy    Courtney Love, Savannah Knoop as JT LeRoy, and Laura Albert as Speedie. | Image Via Vanity Fair    JT LeRoy became a so-called Hollywood It-Boy—the bestselling author of a novel, Sarah, and a short story collection,The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things. Both books were allegedly based on his transient childhood of sexual and physical abuse at the hands of his mother, a drug addict …