The Fame, 7

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   “I’m William Pierce. I’ve been waiting for you.” Pierce looked to me to be around sixty years old. He is a couple inches taller than I am, which would make him about 6’3” or so. He has…

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The Fame, 6

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where William Pierce has lived since 1985, is a mountainous area in the southeast part of the state. There are trees everywhere in Pocahontas County: black walnut, hickory, oak, eastern poplar, apple, pear,…

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The Fame, 5

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   As the days and weeks went along, I noticed that Pierce seemed to look forward to our sessions, which were from 7:00 to 9:00 in the evenings after his long workday. It was at his suggestion that…

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The Fame, 4

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   In late 1997 I wrote Pierce a letter broaching the idea of writing a book about him and his ideas. In the letter, I said: I’m not talking about anything authorized, that is to say, where explicitly…

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The Fame, 3

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   In addition to the weekly broadcasts and book-selling activities, Pierce writes the copy for a members-only monthly National Alliance newsletter. There is also the irregularly published glossy magazine, National Vanguard, which the ADL [Note of the Ed.:…

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The Fame, 2

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   In William Pierce’s novel, The Turner Diaries, the events that set off the anti-government terrorist acts of Earl Turner were a series of brutish government raids on gun owners following the passage of federal legislation outlawing the…

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The Fame, 1

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin     Cattle die, and kinsmen die, And so one dies oneself; One thing I know that never dies: The fame of a dead man’s deeds. —Pre-Christian Norse poem.   PREFACE It was a little after 7:00 p.m.…

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