Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

by Anna von der Goltz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199570329

ISBN-13: 9780199570324

Pub. Date: 11/09/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Hindenburg reveals how a previously little-known general, whose career to normal retirement age had provided no real foretaste of his heroic status, became a national icon and living myth in Germany after the First World War, capturing the imagination of millions. In a period characterized by rupture and fragmentation, the legend surrounding Paul von Hindenburg

Overview

Hindenburg reveals how a previously little-known general, whose career to normal retirement age had provided no real foretaste of his heroic status, became a national icon and living myth in Germany after the First World War, capturing the imagination of millions. In a period characterized by rupture and fragmentation, the legend surrounding Paul von Hindenburg brought together a broad coalition of Germans and became one of the most potent forces in Weimar politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199570324
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/09/2009
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The 'Victor of Tannenberg'
2. Surviving failure
3. Anti-democratic politics
4. Electing 'the Saviour'
5. Buying the icon
6. Hollow unity
7. The 'inverted fronts' of 1932
8. 'The Marshal and the Corporal'
9. Hindenburg after 1945
Conclusion
Bibliography

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