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The Resource Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; afterword by Sir Richard Evans ; translation by Paul Rubens

Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; afterword by Sir Richard Evans ; translation by Paul Rubens

Label
Diary of a man in despair
Title
Diary of a man in despair
Statement of responsibility
Friedrich Reck ; afterword by Sir Richard Evans ; translation by Paul Rubens
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world outright. To Reck the Nazis were ruthless revolutionaries in Gothic drag, and helpless as he was to counter the spell they had cast on the German people, he felt compelled to record the corruptions of their rule. The result is less a diary than a sequence of stark and astonishing snapshots of life in Germany between 1936 and 1944. We see the Nazis at the peak of power, and the murderous panic with which they respond to approaching defeat; their travesty of traditional folkways in the name of the Volk; and the author's own missed opportunity to shoot Hitler
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10153762
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1884-1945
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Reck-Malleczewen, Fritz Percy
Dewey number
943.086
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Evans, Richard
  • Rubens, Paul
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Reck-Malleczewen, Fritz Percy
  • Political corruption
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Authors, German
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; afterword by Sir Richard Evans ; translation by Paul Rubens
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Macmillan Company, 1970
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050133028
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781590175866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; afterword by Sir Richard Evans ; translation by Paul Rubens
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Macmillan Company, 1970
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050133028
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781590175866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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