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What Hitler Knew [electronic resource] : The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

Author/Creator:
Shore, Zachary.
Other Title:
What Hitler knew
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (172 p.)
Subjects:
World politics -- 1933-1945
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Local subjects:
Electronic books. -- local.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
World politics -- 1933-1945.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
What Hitler Knew is a fascinating study of how the climate of fear in Nazi Germany affected Hitler's advisers and shaped the decision making process. It explores the key foreign policy decisions from the Nazi seizure of power up to the hours before the outbreak of World War II. Zachary Shoreargues persuasively that the tense environment led the diplomats to a nearly obsessive control over the ""information arsenal"" in a desperate battle to defend their positions and to safeguard their lives. Unlike previous studies, this book draws the reader into the diplomats' darker world, andillustrates h
Contents:
Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Darker World; 1 Hitler's Opening Gambit: Intelligence, Fear, and the German-Polish Agreement; 2 The Longest Knife; 3 Risk in the Rhineland; 4 Raising the Stakes: Information Flow and the End of Traditional Decision Making; 5 Betting It All: Disinformation, Deception, and the Anglo-German Talks; 6 Hitler's Trump Card: Information Gaps and the Nazi-Soviet Pact; Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-280-53538-5
0-19-803518-7
9786610535385
OCLC:
476016008
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