1938: Hitler's Gamble by Giles MacDonogh
ISBN
9781849013383
Published
Released
01 / 11 / 2012
Binding
Paperback
Pages
480
Dimensions
130 x 197mm

In this masterly new work, acclaimed historian Giles MacDonogh explores the moment when Hitler gambled everything. Until 1938, Hitler could be dismissed as a ruthless but efficient dictator, a problem to Germany alone; after 1938 he was clearly a threat to the entire world.In that year The Third Reich came of age and the F8hrer showed his hand _ bringing Germany into line with Nazi ideology and revealing long-held plans to take back those parts of Europe lost to _Greater Germany_ after the First World War. The sequence of events began in January with the purging of the army, and escalated with the merger with Austria - the Anschluss, and the first persecutions of Viennese Jewry.In the following months Hitler moulded the nation to his will. Elections brought him a 99 per cent approval rating. MacDonogh gives a full account of the nationalist opposition that failed to topple Hitler in September 1938. By the end of the year the brutal reality of the Nazi regime was revealed by Joseph Goebbels in Kristallnacht, a nationwide assault on Germany_s native Jewish population.MacDonogh_s access to many new sources gives insights into what life was like under the eye of the regime, revealing the role of the Anglican Church after the Anschluss, saving those Jews who were willing to convert, and also the Kendrick Affair _ the still-secret details of the Austrian double agent who brought down the whole MI6 operation in Austria and Germany, just as the Chamberlain government began negotiations with Hitler at Munich. A remarkable and revealing account of Hitler_s opening moves to war.Praise for After the Reich:_He has a profound understanding of Germany, which he communicates in a humane and engaging style... a remarkable book._ Michael Burleigh_Brings together many stories that deserve to be much better known._ Max Hastings, Sunday Times_It is not only a fascinating story but a unique and valuable historical document
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In this masterly new work, acclaimed historian Giles MacDonogh explores the moment when Hitler gambled everything. Until 1938, Hitler could be dismissed as a ruthless but efficient dictator, a problem to Germany alone; after 1938 he was clearly a threat to the entire world.In that year The Third Reich came of age and the F8hrer showed his hand _ bringing Germany into line with Nazi ideology and revealing long-held plans to take back those parts of Europe lost to _Greater Germany_ after the First World War. The sequence of events began in January with the purging of the army, and escalated with the merger with Austria - the Anschluss, and the first persecutions of Viennese Jewry.In the following months Hitler moulded the nation to his will. Elections brought him a 99 per cent approval rating. MacDonogh gives a full account of the nationalist opposition that failed to topple Hitler in September 1938. By the end of the year the brutal reality of the Nazi regime was revealed by Joseph Goebbels in Kristallnacht, a nationwide assault on Germany_s native Jewish population.MacDonogh_s access to many new sources gives insights into what life was like under the eye of the regime, revealing the role of the Anglican Church after the Anschluss, saving those Jews who were willing to convert, and also the Kendrick Affair _ the still-secret details of the Austrian double agent who brought down the whole MI6 operation in Austria and Germany, just as the Chamberlain government began negotiations with Hitler at Munich. A remarkable and revealing account of Hitler_s opening moves to war.Praise for After the Reich:_He has a profound understanding of Germany, which he communicates in a humane and engaging style... a remarkable book._ Michael Burleigh_Brings together many stories that deserve to be much better known._ Max Hastings, Sunday Times_It is not only a fascinating story but a unique and valuable historical document
ISBN:
9781849013383
Publication Date:
01 / 11 / 2012
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
130 x 197mm

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