Category:Turner Diaries

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The Turner Diaries

Cover of the first edition
Author(s) William Luther Pierce (as Andrew Macdonald)
Illustrator Dennis Nix
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Political novel
Publisher National Vanguard Books
Publication date 1978
Media type Print
Pages 211 (2nd ed.)
ISBN 0-937-94402-5
LC Classification PS3563.A2747
Followed by Hunter

The Turner Diaries is a 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce, published under the pseudonym Andrew Macdonald.[1] The Turner Diaries depicts a violent revolution in the United States which leads to the overthrow of the federal government, a nuclear war, and, ultimately, a race war which leads to the systematic extermination of non-whites.[2][3] All groups opposed by the novel's protagonist, Earl Turner, including Jews, non-whites, "liberal actors" and politicians, are exterminated.[4]

The Turner Diaries was described as "explicitly racist and anti-Semitic" by The New York Times and it has also been labeled the "bible of the racist right" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.[5][6] The book was greatly influential in shaping white nationalism and the later development of the white genocide theory. It has also inspired numerous hate crimes and acts of terrorism, including the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, the 1999 London nail bombings, and the 1984 assassination of Alan Berg.[7][8][9]

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