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The Resource The order of the day, Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

The order of the day, Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

Label
The order of the day
Title
The order of the day
Statement of responsibility
Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
'February 20, 1933: on an unremarkable day during a harsh Berlin winter, a meeting of twenty-four German captains of industry and senior Nazi dignitaries is being held in secret in the plush lounges of the Reichstag. They are there to "stump up" funding for the accession to power of the National Socialist Party and its fearsome Chancellor. This inaugural scene sets the tone of consent which will lead to the worst possible repercussions. March 12, 1938: the annexation of Austria is on the agenda and a grotesque day ensues that is intended to make history: the newsreels capture for eternity a motorised army, a terrible, inexorable power. But behind Goebbels's splendid propaganda, it is an ersatz Blitzkrieg which unfolds, the Panzers breaking down en mass on the roads of Austria. The true behind-the-scenes story of the Anschluss--a patchwork of minor shows of strength and fine words, a string of fevered telephone calls and vulgar threats--reveals a starkly different picture: it is no longer strength of character or the determination of a people that wins the day, but rather a combination of intimidation and bluff. With this vivid, compelling history, Éric Vuillard warns against the perils of wilfully blind acquiescence, and offers a crucial reminder that, ultimately, the worst is not inescapable'--
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NJB
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Vuillard, Éric
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Polizzotti, Mark
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  • French fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Austria
  • Austria
Target audience
adult
Label
The order of the day, Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as L'ordre du jour in 2017 by Actes Sud, Arles, France."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A secret meeting -- Masks -- A courtesy call -- Intimidations -- Interview at the Berghof -- The art of indecision
Control code
000064974271
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781509889969
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • JB22710880
  • (OCoLC)1089468239
Label
The order of the day, Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as L'ordre du jour in 2017 by Actes Sud, Arles, France."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A secret meeting -- Masks -- A courtesy call -- Intimidations -- Interview at the Berghof -- The art of indecision
Control code
000064974271
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781509889969
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • JB22710880
  • (OCoLC)1089468239

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