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The first soldier : Hitler as military leader / Stephen G. Fritz.

Author/Creator:
Fritz, Stephen G., 1949- author.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 459 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Other Title:
Hitler as military leader
Subjects:
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Military leadership.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
World War (1939-1945).
Heads of state -- Germany -- Biography.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany.
Strategy -- History -- 20th century.
Command of troops.
Heads of state.
Military campaigns.
Politics and government.
Strategy.
Germany.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Summary:
"After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Führer's erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed books on the era, Stephen Fritz upends this characterization of Hitler as an ill-informed fantasist and demonstrates the ways in which his strategy was coherent and even competent"-- Book jacket.
Contents:
Clausewitz, Hitler, and absolute war
Emergence of the idea
War in peace
Blitzkrieg Unleashed
The Blitzkrieg paradox
The lure of Lebensraum
Barbarossa: the last Blitzkrieg (June-August 1941)
Barbarossa: Catastrophe (September 1941-March 1942)
A world power or nothing at all (1942-3)
No victory, no piece (summer 1943-4)
Never again a November 1918
Hitler as Feldherr: an assessment.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 410-436) and index.
ISBN:
9780300205985
0300205988
OCLC:
1029892733