Between 1932 and 1940 the British Union of Fascists established a vigorous and active presence in East London and South West Essex. This text considers the emergence, development and character of local Mosleyite fascism from a perspective sensitive to the region's varied municipal environment.
…important, well-research study… L. J. Satre, Youngstown State University, Choice
"Linehan"s book demonstrates that when a thorough regional study of a particular fascism is combined with a sophisticated methodology and grasp of the generic phenomenon, it is able to make a major contribution, not just to refuting un founded generalizations about the national movement, but to deepening our understanding of the dynamics of fascism as a whole." Dr. Roger Griffin, Oxford Brookes University, 20th Century British History
"Dr Lineham"s work on the British Union of Fascists in east London and south-west Essex has undertaken an impressive burden and should provide the standard for subsequent local studies…As recognition of his accomplishment, one is enjoined to applaud this important and standard-setting contribution to our understanding of political extremism in inter-war Britain"- Larry L. Witherell- Jnl of Contemp. British History
Contemporary Review, 1/8/97
"This is a superb study."
Jewish Chronicle, 7/3/97
"Dr Linehan has assembled information and ideas with clarity."
Labour History Review, Vol 62, No 3, 1997
"This book significantly reinterprets British fascism … It is important for a number of reasons … Although not the definitive study of east London fascism, nobody will ever be able to write about the BUF again without significant reference to Linehan"s impressive book.