A new book about Dr. William Pierce and the National Alliance has been
published on the Internet. It is titled The Fame of a Dead Man's Deeds: An Up-Close
Portrait of White Nationalist William Pierce. The author is Dr. Robert
S. Griffin, a professor in the Department of Education at the University
Professor Griffin spent a month at the headquarters of the National Alliance in the summer of 1998, gathering material, mostly in the form of lengthy, taped interviews with Dr. Pierce, for a book he intended to write. Dr. Griffin had several other published non-fiction books behind him when he approached the project of a book about the National Alliance and Dr. Pierce. His interest in the subject began when he started listening to American Dissident Voices programs. In January 1998 he wrote to Dr. Pierce about his idea for a book:
What I want to do is focus on the ideas you affirm and the issues you raise within the context of the events and circumstances of your life, and to present it as objectively as I can. . . . For some time I've been reading books you recommend and transcripts of your broadcasts and National Vanguard pieces, and it has been eye-opening for me: fresh, thought provoking, to the point. The majority of people aren't getting the opportunity to consider your message, and they should. . . . I see this as an "ideas book" more than anything. . . . I am interested in where this culture and society are headed and how we live our individual lives and what you-and what you represent-have to do with that.
After a year of research and writing, Dr. Griffin began sending his draft of the book to New York publishers. Many expressed interest, but all found an excuse for not publishing it. Finally, in October 2000, he published it himself as an e-book. People who read Dr. Griffin's book themselves will understand why New York publishers are afraid of it. It is an extensive, perceptive, objective, and easily assimilable synopsis of the National Alliance message, as well as a fair-minded portrait of Dr. Pierce.