Insanity Fair

Insanity Fair

by Douglas Reed


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Insanity Fair by Douglas Reed

INSANITY FAIR by DOUGLAS REED. PUBLISHERS NOTE: DOUGLAS REED was living in Vienna in 1937 and in the beginning of 1938 when he wrote this book. While the book was in the press the storm broke. The publishers could easily have edited the chapters on Austria to recognize changes already accomplished. But by this means much of the vividness of the authors first hand account of the last days of Austrian independence would have been lost. Douglas Reeds moving narrative of his presentiments of disaster would have been lost. Therefore the chapter on Austria No. 32 was allowed to stand as it was written. All but the lt four paragraphs of it was written before events began to move and this part shows how clearly the author felt the suspense that layover the country and shared the anxiety of its inhabitants. The last four paragraphs of Chapter 32 were written after von Schuschnigg visited Hitler at Berchtes gaden, and these paragraphs show equally clearly that Douglas Reed then immediately recognized the end of Austria to be imminent. It came a month later, and Chapters 44, 45, 46 and 47 which were incorporated after the second impression describe how it happened. In these chapters the reader sees a sound prediction, based on knowledge and ex perience, come true. CONTENTS: JOURNEYS BEGINNING THE WAR CALLED GREAT GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND PARISIAN ATTIC NORTHCLIFFIAN EPISODE MUSCLING IN GERMAN JOURNEY HINDENBURG ON THE RHINE GERMAN FREEDOM 1 BRENDA MARY GRAND OLD MAN BRUNINGS FALL PAPEN APPEARS HITLERS VICTORY REICHSTAG FIRE SPIRIT OF POTSDAM NO JEWS IS GOOD JEWS MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE MECKLENBURG IDYLL HINDENBURG GOES TO VALHALLA 1 GERMAN LEAVETAKING YEARS THAT THE LOQJJST HITLER AND EDEN MOSCOW EXCURSION FEATS OF MEMORY 2NEWSPAPER MEN EDEN ENGLISH APRIL THREE JUST MEN GENEVAN SHADOW SHOW BOUND FOR DANUBIA THE OTHER GERMANY SERB SOLILOQUY BORIS AND HIS BULGARS GRECIAN DETOUR THROUGH THE DARDANELLES TRUTH PREVAILS RUMANIAN RUMINATION LITTLE ENTENTE MAGYARLAND WINDSOR INTERLUDE GADARENE GALLOP ENGLAND GROPING IN THE DARK FIRST MAKE MAD TWO DEAD WOMEN OF LDSTZ TULIP TIME ANOTHER ENGLISH APRIL FADE OUT INDEX

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ISBN-13: 9781406734911
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.96(d)

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