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Jules Archer was an American author who wrote many volumes of non-fiction history for a general audience and for young adults.


Archer, Jules was born on January 27, 1915 in New York City. Son of Maxwell and Fannie Archer.


Archer attended DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City and the College of the City of New York, where he received a degree in advertising.


Archer served four years during World War II with the Army Air Corps in the Pacific theater. So, when his testimony was criticized, and even ridiculed, in the media, and ignored in Washington, Butler saw (and Archer sees) conspiracy everywhere. Instead, it is plausible to conclude that the honest and straightforward, but intellectually and politically unsophisticated, Butler perceived in simplistic terms what were, in fact, complex trends and events.

Thus, he leaped to the simplistic conclusion that the President and the Republic were in mortal danger. In essence, Archer swallowed his hero whole." Jules Archer lived the remainder of his life in Scotts Valley, California. His papers are held by the University of Oregon Libraries.


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    • Author: African Firebrand: Kenyatta of Kenya, Angry Abolitionist: William Lloyd Garrison, Battlefield President: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Breaking Barriers: The Feminist Revolution, China in the Twentieth Century, Chou en-lai, Colossus of Europe: Metternich, congo, The Dictators, Earthquake!, Epidemic!, The Executive "Success", The Extremists: Gadflies of American Society, Famous Young Rebels, Fighting Journalist: Horace Greeley, From Whales to Dinosaurs, Front-Line General: Douglas MacArthur, Hawks, Doves, and the Eagle, Ho Chi Minh: The Legend of Hanoi, Hunger on Planet Earth, Hurricane!, The Incredible Sixties, Indian Foe, Indian Friend, Jungle Fighters: A G.I. War Correspondent's Experiences in the New Guinea Campaign, Laws That Changed America, Legacy of the Desert, Man of Steel: Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse-tung: A Biography, Mexico and the United States, 1968: Year of Crisis, The Philippines' Fight for Freedom, The Plot to Seize the White House, Police State, Red Rebel: Tito of Yugoslavia, Resistance, Revolution in Our Time, Riot! A History of Mob Action in the United States, The Russians and the Americans, Strikes, Bombs, and Bullets: Big Bill Haywood and the I.W.W., Superspies, They Made a Revolution: 1776, Thorn in Our Flesh: Castro's Cuba, Tornado!, Treason in America: Disloyalty Versus Dissent, Trotsky: World Revolutionary, Twentieth-Century Ceasar: Benito Mussolini, They had a Dream, 1993, Rage in the Streets, 1994, A House Divided, 1995, Lobbyists, 1996, Breaking Barriers, 1992, Special Interests, 1998, To Save the Earth, 1998.


He is the author of many books on U.S. history, political events, and personalities, including The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR, and Jungle Fighters: A G.I. War Correspondent's Experiences in the New Guinea Campaign. Historian James E. Sargent, reviewing The Plot to Seize the White House by Jules Archer, wrote: "Thus, Butler (and Archer) assumed that the existence of a financially backed plot meant that fascism was imminent, and that the planners represented a widespread and coherent group, having both the intent and the capacity to execute their ideas.


Master Sergeant United States Air Force.


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Married Eleanor, March 6, 1942 (deceased 1976). Children: Michael, Dane, Kerry. Married Dorothy Soule, March 15, 1981.

Maxwell Archer

Fannie Archer


Dorothy Soule

Michael Archer

Dane Archer

Kerry Archer