Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazisby Anna von der Goltz
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 brought together a broad coalition of Germans and became one of the most potent forces in Weimar politics.
Table of Contents
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
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