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Takeover : Hitler's final rise to power Book
Book | First edition. | Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 2024.

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In the summer of 1932, the Weimar Republic was on the verge of collapse. One in three Germans was unemployed. Violence was rampant. Hitler's National Socialists surged at the polls. Paul von Hindenburg, an aging war hero and avowed monarchist, was a reluctant president bound by oath to uphold the constitution. The November elections offered Hitler the prospect of a Reichstag majority and the path to political power. But instead, the Nazis lost two million votes. As membership hemorrhaged and financial backers withdrew, the Nazi Party threatened to fracture. Hitler talked of suicide. The New York Times declared he was finished. Yet somehow, in a few brief weeks, he was chancellor of Germany. In facinating detail and with previously un-accessed archival materials, Timothy W. Ryback tells the remarkable story of Hitler's dismantling of democracy through democratic process. He provides fresh perspective and insights into Hitler's personal and professional lives in these months, in all their complexity and uncertainty--backroom deals, unlikely alliances, stunning betrayals, an ill-timed tax audit, and a fateful weekend that changed our world forever. Above all, Ryback details why a wearied Hindenburg, who disdained the "Bohemian corporal," ultimately decided to appoint Hitler chancellor in January 1933. Within weeks, Germany was no longer a democracy.

  • ISBN: 9780593537428
  • Physical Description: x, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Stargazing -- Victims of democracy -- Tranquility -- The Hitler gambit -- Saturday the thirteenth -- Majority rules -- Boys of Beuthen -- Deterrent effect -- Arsenal of democracy -- Empire of lies -- "Golden rain" -- Triumph of the shrill -- "Hare Hitler" -- Clueless -- Betrayal -- Ghost of Christmas present -- Hitler in Lipperland -- The Strasser calibration -- Visitations -- Hindenburg whisperers -- Fateful weekend -- January 30, 1933.

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