Browne, Lewis See What I Mean?
New York Random House (c.1943) 2nd printing Hardcover Good
(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, occasional minor pencil annotation throughout text, two previous owners' names on ffep (one a name/address stamp, the other a signature)] "A novel," it sez here, and with an additional curiously-worded disclaimer on the copyright page: "This is in a literal sense a work of fiction, and no character in it is intended to be identified with any real person now either under arrest, at large, or dead." Styled as a kind of confessional, it's narrated by a newspaper man who drifts to Los Angeles during the Depression, does some publicity work for the studios, and ends up getting involved with an anti-Semitic organization called "the Crusade," whose leader, "John Christian Power," in very much in the vein of Father Coughlin, Gerald L.K. Smith, William Dudley Pelley, and similar home-grown American fascists (and would-be dictators). The author was a prominent Jewish author, radio commentator and lecturer; he was also an ex-rabbi.