Books: Hitler's Rival

NEMESIS? THE STORY OF OTTO STRASSER —Douglas Reed—Houghfon Mifflin—($2.75).

Douglas Reed (Insanity Fair, Disgrace Abounding) is a supercilious, nervous British journalist, erstwhile correspondent of the London Times. His noisome Nemesis? must be taken with a grain of bath salt, but it has intrinsic interest.

It is the story of the man who, working from exile in Paris through his Black Front in Germany, may yet succeed Adolf Hitler by revolution, to bestow upon his country his own version of that disingenuous paradox, National Socialism.

Otto Strasser was born in Bavaria 42 years ago, of...

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