"As "Andrew MacDonald", Pierce wrote the underground bestseller, The Turner Diaries (1976). This novel-cum-tract became what the FBI called the "bible of the racist right". Pierce impudently used the FBI warning as a shoutline on reprints of his epic tale of Earl Turner, the martyr who crowns a career of race violence with a suicide bombing assault on the "Jewish capital", Washington DC (Tom Clancy wasn't the first to anticipate 9/11 in fiction, as Pierce indignantly claimed, after the outrage).
There were many reprints of The Turner Diaries. Skinheads pored laboriously over its pages, their lips moving as they struggled with the occasional polysyllable such as"Hebrew" or "miscegenation". It has sold, over the years, around 500,000 copies: mainly through non-bookstore outlets.
Famously, Timothy McVeigh (who sold the Diaries, cut-price, at gun shows) had seven, strategically highlighted pages of the novel in his getaway car from the Murrah building bombing."