Largely because Gustav Stresemann's fame rests on his accomplishments as Germany’s foreign minister during the Weimar Republic, little has been written about his equally important part in the domestic politics of Germany. Beginning with the emergence of the Republic in the autumn of 1918, Professor Turner charts Stresemann’s rise in only three and a half years from member of the German Reichstag to Chancellor of the Republic. Using information drawn from Stresemann’s private papers, and concentrating on the interrelation of Stresemann’s domestic and foreign policies, the author presents here a well-balanced study of the complex man who, sometimes by sheer will alone, held the new German Republic together.
Originally published in 1963.
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Table of Contents
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. v
- Contents, pg. vii
- I. The Revolution and the Failure of Liberal Unity, 1918, pg. 1
- II. Fellow Traveler on the Right, 1919-1920, pg. 27
- III. The Making of a Vernunftrepublikaner, 1920-1923, pg. 68
- IV. Chancellor of the Republic, 1923, pg. 114
- V. The Party Leader and the Foreign Minister, 1924, pg. 154
- VI. Diplomatic Triumph and Domestic Defeat, 1925, pg. 182
- VII. The Foreign Minister’s Politics, 1926-1929, pg. 220
- VIII. Stresemann as Politician, pg. 263
- Sources and Bibliography, pg. 269
- Index, pg. 277