The First Nazi
Erich Ludendorff: The Man Who Made Hitler Possible
Along with Hindenburg, Erich Ludendorff led the German Army during the latter stages of the First World War, and it was his ill-conceived Spring Offensive in 1918 that precipitated Germany’s defeat. Ludendorff blamed Germany’s failure on Jews and other ‘undesirables’, claiming they placed profit before patriotism. Backing Hitler and the Nazi party during the 1920s, he helped pave their way to power, a strategy that is highlighted in this authoritative biography.
How Mussolini Became Hitler's Publisher: The Secret History of the Italian Edition of Mein Kampf
Throwing new light on the evolution of Mussolini’s policies on racism and anti-Semitism, this study shows that the Italian dictator had agreed to publish Mein Kampf and was already contemplating the introduction of anti-Semitic laws in 1933.
Hitler's Island War
The Men Who Fought for Leros
Italy's surrender in September 1943 opened the opportunity for the Allies to take control of strategically important Greek islands. The British moved to strengthen the Italian garrison on Leros, only to lose it in one of the last significant Allied defeats of the war. Drawing on first-hand accounts, this book tells the story of the siege and battle, the daring escapes from the German invaders and the years of incarceration for those captured.
World War II as Portrayed by Signal the International Nazi Propaganda Magazine
The Nazi propaganda magazine Signal was first published in April 1940 as a supplement of the weekly title Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung. In the early years the journal celebrated German military successes as well as reporting show business, sports and fashion news, but as the war progressed the magazine increasingly focused on promoting the heroism of the soldiers at the front. This selection of facsimile pages covers the whole period of publication from 1940 until 1945 and includes contextual historical commentary.
The Nazis, Capitalism, and the Working Class
While historians commonly explain the success of the Nazi party in terms of national prejudices or Hitler's charismatic demagoguery, this Marxist analysis demonstrates how, at the height of an economic crisis, it was the Nazis' commitment to annihilating the gains of working-class organizations that made their ideology attractive to the German ruling class. Gluckstein also analyses German working-class resistance, showing how the emergence of fascism did not go unchallenged.
The Second World War
A Military History
Former Army officer Gordon Corrigan focuses on the operational military history of the Second World War in this one-volume account. He examines the wider agendas of the warring nations as well as the personalities of key political leaders and assesses how these factors affected the military decision-making in all theatres of the war. Advancing fresh interpretations and strident views, the book questions many commonly held perceptions of the events of 1939–1945.
Science in the Third Reich
This volume presents recent historical research into aspects of the complex relationship between the sciences and National Socialism, in many cases reaching back to the earlier years of the 20th century. Beginning with the editor's introductory essay and a study of Humboldt's concept of the university, the essays deal with disciplines including geography, eugenics, biochemistry and aeronautics; technologies such as bio-technology and area planning; and the careers of individual scientists.
Inside the Radical Right: The Development
of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe
David Art examines the roles of leadership, activists and organization in the success or failure of the radical right parties, such as Le Pen's Front National, that have appeared throughout Western Europe in recent decades.