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Witness to History : The Life of John Wheeler-Bennett / Victoria Schofield.

Author/Creator:
Schofield, Victoria author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 p.) : 16 b/w
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Historians -- Biography -- Great Britain -- Great Britain.
Historians -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Historian Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902-1975) was one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary political operators. Through an ability to make important connections, he became an authority on Germany in the inter-war years and knew all the German hierarchy, including Hitler and Hindenburg. He also was one of the last people to interview Trotsky, writing an important analysis of the Brest-Litovsk Treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1917. As King George VI's official biographer, he met and interviewed all the major leaders in the post-war period, including Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and members of the Royal Family; he also supervised young Jack Kennedy's master's thesis. With the first biography of Wheeler-Bennett Victoria Schofield has written a book tha will fascinate anyone interested in twentieth-century European history.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations and Maps
Acknowledgements
1. The Undertow of History
2. Youthful Illusions
3. International Traveller
4. The Tragedy of Weimar
5. Twilight
6. The Perils of War
7. Political Warfare in America
8. The Horrors of Peace
9. High Honour
10. The Sixties
11. Memories
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300182149
OCLC:
1024049283
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300182149 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.