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25 THE CAPITOL DOME 1. John Y. Cole, For Congress and the Nation: A Chronological History of the Library of Congress, (Washington, DC, 1979), pp. 112–114. 2. GSI seeks to realize Cranston's vision with a team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplo- mats, effective politicians, committed celebri- ties, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens. See for more information. For further reading about Alan Cranston's life and career, see Judith Rob- inson, Alan Cranston—Senator from California: Making a "Dent in the World" (2 volumes), (San Francisco, CA, 2012). 3. Lloyd Shearer, "Alan Cranston—Fastest Man in the Senate," Parade Magazine, The Washington Post, 6 Feb. 1972, p. 16, ed. 4. Alan Cranston's personal diary, in his family's possession. 5. For an in-depth examination of Roo- sevelt's challenges, see Nicholas Wapshott, The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, The Isolationists, and the Road to World War II (New York City, 2015). 6. Herbert Hoover, "Should We Send Our Youth to War?" The American Magazine (Aug. 1939), condensed in Reader's Digest (Sept. 1939). 7. Cranston translated, wrote, and anno- tated his condensed edition in a compressed eight days; however, editing, establishing Noram Publishing Company, and fi nding and contracting printers and distributors, as well as making deals with newsstands to carry the edition, would have taken weeks prior to the actual printing and delivery to newsstands. 8. Benjamin Epstein's letter to Richard Gutstadt dated 27 April 1939, Alan Cranston Papers, Bancroft Library, University of Cali- fornia at Berkeley. At the time, Gutstadt had been the national director of the Anti- Defamation League (ADL) since 1931. In the 1930s, he worked and lectured through- out the country and organized opposition to the growing fascist movement in the U.S. Later, Epstein became his successor as the ADL national director (1947–1978). 9. Houghton Miffl in Co. v. Noram Pub. Co., 28 F. Supp. 676. 42 U.S. P. Q. 370 (S.D.N.Y. 1939). As criticism of Hitler began to gain more attention, Houghton Miffl in engaged with another publishing company, Reynal & Hitchock, to publish an unabridged, unex- purgated edition of Mein Kampf at almost the same time Cranston issued his annotated condensed version. In fact, Houghton Miffl in was also battling in court a rival publishing company, Stackpole Sons, at about the same time over Mein Kampf copyright infringement: Houghton Miffl in Co. v. Stackpole Sons, Inc., 104 F.2d 306 (2d Cir. 1939) Houghton Miffl in was a well-established publisher of educational books before these lawsuits. After WWII, it paid its largest-ever advance to Winston Chur- chill for his six-volume account, The Second World War (for which Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature), and published books by Gen. George S. Patton. 10. Houghton Miffl in Co. v. Noram Pub. Co., 28 F. Supp. 676 (S.D.N.Y. 1939). IMAGE CREDITS Fig. 1. U.S. Senate Historical Offi ce Fig. 2. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-ds-01526] Fig. 3. Cranston family Fig. 4. Stanford University Fig. 5. UPI Photo/Leighton Mark/Files NOTES

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