We debuted For the Kingdom and the Power two days after its arrival from the printer at the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, June 6 and 7. Author Dale Laackman and our staff hand-sold dozens of copies to history readers over the course of the weekend.
Congratulations, Dale! The book is here.
For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America went to the printer yesterday. Expect it back the final week of May and in stores shortly after that.
The nefarious triangle of Mary Elizabeth “Bessie” Tyler, Edward Young Clarke, and William Joseph Simmons that underlies the story of For the Kingdom and the Power.
A splendid book… the group’s exponential growth was driven almost entirely by an unlikely pair of public relations experts who turned out to be consummate swindlers.
For the Kingdom and the Power is a splendid book on the so-called “second era” Klan, the largest in the 150-year history of the organization. In a detailed account rich with fascinating characters, Dale Laackman shows how the group’s exponential growth was driven almost entirely by an unlikely pair of public relations experts who turned out to be consummate swindlers.
–Mark Potok, Senior Fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center
Dale W. Laackman delves into a dark chapter of American business history, where PR entrepreneurs and Klansmen forge an alliance with long reaching effects. Filled with unexpected twists and characters you only wish were fictional, coupled with expert research, Laackman skillfully tells an original and riveting tale.
Behind the cross burnings and hooded rallies the Ku Klux Klan was fueled by shady marketers who sold hate across America. For the Kingdom and the Power pulls back the curtain on the secret PR operation that built the Invisible Empire.
–Bob Orr, CBS News Justice Correspondent and 6-time Emmy winner on Dale Laackman’s For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across America