B077 - Jailed in "Democratic" Germany: The Ordeal of an American Writer / By Hans Schmidt

 From the back cover: August of 1995, Hans Schmidt, a naturalized American citizen, was about to board a plane in Frankfurt, bound for his home in Florida, when he was arrested and imprisoned in the fortress-like prison of Bützow. Thus began an ordeal that most would think was a bygone relic of the medieval era: An independent writer is jailed because his essays and letters offend powerful forces in the international establishment, forces to which the regime in Bonn is tethered like a subservient plow horse.  Paperback, 490 pp