Hindenburg [electronic resource] : power, myth, and the rise of the Nazis / Anna von der Goltz.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
- Oxford historical monographs.
Oxford historical monographs
1 online resource (342 p.)
- Presidents -- Germany -- Biography.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934.
- Electronic books.
- Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis reveals how a previously little-known general, whose career to normal retirement age had provided no real foretaste of his heroic status, became a national icon and living myth in Germany after the First World War, capturing the imagination of millions. In a period characterized by rupture and fragmentation, the legend surrounding Paul von Hindenburg brought together a broad coalition of Germans and became one of the mostpotent forces in Weimar politics. Charting the origins of the myth, from Hindenburg's decisive victory at the Battle of Tann
- Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The 'Victor of Tannenberg'; 2. Surviving failure; 3. Anti-democratic politics; 4. Electing 'the Saviour'; 5. Buying the icon; 6. Hollow unity; 7. The 'inverted fronts' of 1932; 8. 'The Marshal and the Corporal; 9. Hindenburg after 1945; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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