The John Franklin Letters
The John Franklin Letters is an apocalyptic novel published in the 1959 with a similar appeal and purpose as The Turner Diaries written in the 1970s. Both novels are set a decade or so in the future.
The novel centers around the rise of the United Nations organization becoming a world government having a legislature where the United States has only 37 out of 900 votes. A Soviet occupation of the US happens in 1970. Twenty million Americans are killed in a holocaust; cities are razed with communist nuclear weapons.
In the novel John Franklin and the patriots fight back. From 1972 to 1974 John Franklin engages in the struggle and writes a series of letters to his uncle concerning his activities.
The book was published by Lyle H. Munson and his company Bookmailer, Inc. Munson provided a fictional forward to the book. The novel was published anonymously, but it is likely Revilo P. Oliver wrote the book when he was then associated with the John Birch Society. Oliver is said to have given Dr. William Pierce a copy of the book in 1974 which apparently inspired him to write The Turner Diaries.
- "A Fantasy Which May Happen", by John Lines, The American Mercury, May 1960
- Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times, by Richard G. Mitchell, page 141
- "The John Franklin Letters" at German Wikipedia
- Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History, by Stephen E Atkins, page 186
- The Turner Diaries & Hunter