Arnie Bernstein

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Arnie Bernstein (born 1960) is an American writer of historical nonfiction. His works include Bath Massacre: America’s First School Bombing and Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund.


Bernstein is a Chicago native. He attended Southern Illinois University as an undergraduate and received his master's degree from Columbia College Chicago. He teaches writing at Morton College in Cicero, Illinois and Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.

His writings have covered topics such as the Bath School bombing and the German-American Bund and its leader, Fritz Kuhn. His writing has been featured in Tablet magazine.[1]

Bernstein has discussed his book Bath Massacre on C-SPAN Book TV[2] and on the Australian Radio National show "RN Breakfast".[3] He discussed his book Swastika Nation in an interview with the Polish journal Historia Do Rzeczy[4] and on the podcast "Your Weekly Constitutional" with Stewart Harris.[5]

Bernstein's book Swastika Nation was reviewed in the New York Times [6] and the Kirkus Reviews.[7] His elaboration of the adversarial relationship between Fritz Kuhn and iconic American columnist Walter Winchell was also subsequently published in the Times Book Review.[8]

Bernstein has given speeches and served on panels at numerous universities and museums and has been honored with grants and awards for his writing.[9]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2000 American Regional History Book Award for Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago and the Movies, First Place [10][11]
  • 2005 Illinois State Library Authors Fair
  • 2010 Michigan Notable Book Honors for Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing[12][13][14]


  • Bernstein, Arnie (2003). The Hoofs and Guns of the Storm: Chicago's Civil War Connections. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press. ISBN 9781893121065. OCLC 53149544.
  • Bernstein, Arnie, ed. (2000). The Movies are: Carl Sandburg's Film Reviews and Essays, 1920-1928. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press. ISBN 9781893121058. OCLC 45184671.
  • Bernstein, Arnie (1998). Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago and the Movies. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press. ISBN 9780964242623. OCLC 40796305.
  • Bernstein, Arnie (2009). Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0472024701. OCLC 587638431.
  • Bernstein, Arnie (2013). Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 1250006716. OCLC 827256873.


  1. ^ Bernstein, Arnie. "Donald Trump Is Not Hitler. He's More Like the Leader of the German-American Bund". Tablet.
  2. ^ Votta, David (March 16, 2009). "Bath Massacre". C-SPAN Book TV. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Doyle, John (December 27, 2012). "America's First School Massacre". Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Tycner, Adam (October 15, 2015). "Amerykanscy-nazisci". Historia Do Rzeczy. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Harris, Stewart (July 16, 2015). "Swastika Nation!". Your Weekly Constitutional. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  6. ^ Bernstein, Arnie. "Swastika Nation". New York Times.
  7. ^ "Swastika Nation by Arnie Bernstein". Kirkus Reviews. June 17, 2013. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Bernstein, Arnie (May 28, 2017). "Walter Winchell, Nazi Fighter". The New York Times Book Review: 6. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Biography". Arnie Bernstein. Retrieved 22 September 2014.[unreliable source?]
  10. ^ "Arnie Bernstein". Illinois Center for the Book. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.[unreliable source?]
  11. ^ "Suggested Reading" (PDF). Chicago Jewish Historical Society. 25 (4): 9. 2001. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Bath Massacre". University of Michigan Press. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  13. ^ "2010 Michigan Notable Books". Library of Michigan. Library of Michigan.
  14. ^ "Arnie Bernstein". Sunday Salon. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Swastika Nation". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 6 October 2014.