The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War

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The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company.

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Overview

The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316529402
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 3/4/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 294,746
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations xiii
Glossary xv
Prologue: Anvil of the Reich 3
1. The Walled City 23
2. The Anvil Was His Desk 41
3. Der Kanonenkonig 63
4. More Efficient Than Brand X 94
5. Now See What Has Done Our Army! 115
6. Der Grosse Krupp 136
7. The Rest Is Gas 163
8. Prince of the Blood 189
9. Oscar Wilde of the Second Reich 214
10. Cannon Queen 241
11. A Real Krupp 260
12. The Last Love Battle 286
13. The Groaning Land 318
14. We've Hired Hitler! 344
15. The Fuhrer Is Always Right 366
16. It Is an Honor to Be an SS Man 397
17. Crier Havot! 416
18. Alfried Commands the Kruppbunker 446
19. Who Are All These People? 480
20. The Gods Themselves Struggle in Vain 500
21. NN 518
22. Noth kennt kein Gebot 541
23. Gotterdammerung 571
24. I Am the Owner of This Property 595
25. Krupp ... You Have Been Convicted 625
26. Hoher Kommissar John J. McCloy 659
27. The Germans Are Being Treated Like Niggers 688
28. Heute die ganze Welt 723
29. Not a Stone Shall Be Sold 754
30. Most Powerful Man in the Common Market 773
31. You Can See the Ones in the Light 795
32. The Flag Follows Trade 823
33. Krupp ist tot! 839
Epilogue: Silver in an Old Mirror 863
Acknowledgments 875
Appendices
I. Krupp Genealogy 878
II. Die Firma 880
III. Chronology 883
Chapter Notes 889
Bibliography 915
Picture Credits 932
Index 935
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