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The Resource Darkness falling : the strange death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33, Peter Walther ; translated from the German by Peter Lewis

Darkness falling : the strange death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33, Peter Walther ; translated from the German by Peter Lewis

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Darkness falling : the strange death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33
Title
Darkness falling
Title remainder
the strange death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33
Statement of responsibility
Peter Walther ; translated from the German by Peter Lewis
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Language
eng
Summary
A dramatic account of Germany's slide from parliamentary democracy to dictatorship, and the history of Weimar Berlin in the three years before the Nazi takeover. In March 1930, after the collapse of the coalition that had ruled Germany since 1928, President Hindenburg asked Heinrich Bruning, bespectacled and scholarly leader of the Catholic Centre Party, to form a government. Some three years later, in January 1933, Hindenburg appointed as chancellor the demagogic, virulently anti-Semitic leader of the National Socialist party. Within weeks, Adolf Hitler has begun the process of dismantling the flawed democracy of the Weimar Republic and replacing it with a one-party totalitarian state. Darkness Falling depicts in compelling fashion the serial crises and mounting violence of a febrile era. Peter Walther examines the slow death of Weimar through the prism of nine colourful protagonists, including leading German politicians of right, left and centre, the clairvoyant and occultist, Erik Jan Hanussen and the formidable American journalist Dorothy Thompson. He profiles these heterogeneous characters in intriguing detail, pulling together the threads of their lives to chart the demise of German parliamentary democracy and the rise of National Socialist tyranny. Along the way we gain fascinating insights into the machinations in the corridors of power to keep the 'Bohemian corporal' from the chancellorship, and the venality of the Nazi elite and its fellow travellers from the demi-monde of early 1930s Berlin. Walther evokes the louche nightlife of the German capital - 'a playground for charlatans and prophets, madmen and crooks' - memorably and atmospherically. A masterly fusion of meticulously researched historical writing and vividly propulsive storytelling, Darkness Falling is a distinctive and enthralling account of Germany's slide from democracy to dictatorship
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1965-
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Walther, Peter
Dewey number
943.085
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lewis, Peter
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Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Darkness falling : the strange death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33, Peter Walther ; translated from the German by Peter Lewis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070288962
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781800242265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
jb2021072795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1262369859
Label
Darkness falling : the strange death of the Weimar Republic, 1930-33, Peter Walther ; translated from the German by Peter Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000070288962
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781800242265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
jb2021072795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1262369859

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