The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. PART 2 of 2.

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The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. PART 2 of 2.

"Engaging and entertaining... For starters, it’s a little jewel of investigative journalism that carefully traces the path traveled by two massive if utilitarian pieces of machinery over a span of seventy years. Most of all, it’s a great story that features a cast of characters and plot twists even Hollywood wouldn’t dare to invent." ―Christian Science Monitor on The Devil's Mercedes

“[Robert Klara] does an admirable sleuthing job in debunking some of the myths surrounding this legendary car…An entertaining story of the irresistible cult of a creepy car.”―Kirkus Reviews on The Devil's Mercedes

"Endlessly riveting...A thoroughly uncomfortable study of the high hopes, smashed dreams, and undying nightmares inherent in any troubling historical relic."―Booklist, starred review on The Devil's Mercedes

"Klara’s fast-paced and lively book will satisfy automobile fans with sensual details of cast-en-bloc eight-cylinder motors, inlaid firewalls, and toolboxes lined in velvet. After forty years, an unlikeable Canadian librarian untangles the cars’ ownership, rewarding both history and mystery buffs. The cars’ disparate fates should satisfy both their devotees and detractors." ―Historical Novel Sciety on The Devil's Mercedes

"The Mercedes-Benz Grosser 770K was one mean automobile: imposing, fast, and built like a fortress. Klara brings readers along for an entertaining--and on occasion, outlandishly surreal―ride through its history. Enjoy!"―Neal Bascomb, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mile and The Winter Fortress on The Devil's Mercedes

“Carefully researched and artfully written, Klara’s story of history’s most infamous Mercedes-Benz, and its impact on postwar American culture, is a compelling read. The Devil’s Mercedes is highly recommended for car lovers and history buffs alike.”―Kurt Ernst, Editor, Hemmings Daily, Hemmings Motor News

"So Hitler’s car, a monstrous five-ton Mercedes-Benz, comes to America, where huckster owners put it on tour. Except that it isn’t Hitler’s car. The real one languishes in a Canadian museum until a cantankerous librarian unravels the truth. Robert Klara weaves the characters, the cars, the greed, the gullibility and the history into a riveting, revealing detective story."―Paul Ingrassia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, author, and editor of the Revs Institute for Automotive Research on The Devil's Mercedes

"What a fun ride. The Mercedes is such a loaded icon of Hitler and Nazi Germany, and Klara did a great job unpacking everything and exploring the car's journey through the years. I really enjoyed it."―Suzi Hough, Hicklebees (San Jose, CA) on The Devil's Mercedes

"The author's telling of the stories of how the cars came to North America is excellent. If you can separate the cars from the owners you have technological marvels that were years ahead of their time. A must read for any gear-head."―Robert Angell, Spring Street Bookstore (Newport, RI) on The Devil's Mercedes

"This is a must read for any historian or classic car enthusiast."―Nicola's Books (Ann Arbor, MI) on The Devil's Mercedes

"Car buffs and history sleuths alike will want to devour Robert Klara's impeccably researched work in a single sitting." -Bill Reilly, The River's End Bookstore (Oswego, NY) on The Devil's Mercedes

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About the Author

ROBERT KLARA is the author of FDR’s Funeral Train and The Hidden White House. Hailed as “a major new contribution to U.S. history” by Douglas Brinkley, Klara’s first book earned a starred review from Kirkus. Klara’s articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, American Heritage, and The Guardian, among numerous other publications. Klara has also worked as a staff editor for magazines including Town & Country, Architecture, and Adweek. He lives in Brooklyn.

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