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Very Good. No Jacket. Book Edited & with commentary by Raoul de Roussy de Sales, introduction by Raymond Gram Swing. 1008 pp. Slight wear at top & bottom of spine. Previous owner's name on front flyleaf: Mrs Cole Porter (Linda).
Used; Very Good in Good jacket. 1st Edition (1941) No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Cover has some wear. From private collection. In archival mylar protected dust jacket.......................TOC: xv, 1008 pages; 22 cm Contents: The rise to power: 1918-33--Arming Germany: 1933-36--Scrapping the treaties: March, 1936-March, 1938--Bloodless conquests: March, 1938-March, 1939--The road to war: March, 1939-October, 1939--The 'phony' war: October, 1939-April, 1940--Blitzkrieg in the west: April, 1940-October, 1940--War on the British Empire: October, 1940-June, 1941--Blitzkrieg in the East: June, 1941., ......................., 'My 5-star rating for this book is solely for its historical value. Of all the works I have read on this subject (see Peczkis Listmania: THIRD REICH FUHRER...), this one is the most profusely cross-referenced and indexed. In fact, it has five indexes--one on Hitler's Major Policies and Ideas, one on Treaties, Pacts, and Pledges, one on Arguments and Justifications, one on Speeches in Crucial Moments, and, finally, one a General Index. The time period spanned is 1918 through mid-late 1941 (not very long after the start of Operation Barbarossa, when the hoped-for rapid collapse of the Soviet Armies failed to materialize. ) This extensive indexing enables the scholar to gain easy access to Hitler's views on many different subjects. Besides obvious ones, this includes arcane information, such as Hitler's mentions of Manchuria, or Queen Elizabeth of England. Relative importance of topics is also evident. For example, there are only four entries on Freemasonry against dozens of entries on Jews. The content of this single volume overlaps that discussed elsewhere (see the Peczkis reviews of THE SPEECHES OF ADOLF HITLER-April 1922-August 1939 (2 Volume Set) and Hitler's words, ). Owing to the breadth of information presented in this work, I touch only on a few subjects. Hitler was no marginal 'mad leader'. In the plebiscite of August 19, 1934, Hitler got 88.1% of the German people's votes. (p. 286). [The reader must remember that many of those who voted against Hitler did not disagree with his policies. They disliked his person or his socio-political background. ] As a National Socialist, Hitler wanted there to be no social classes among the German people. (p. 23, 764). The Nazis observed May Day. (p. 765). Although it at times received aid from both rejected systems, National Socialism was both anti-Communist and anti-capitalist. Nor was this just a veiled form of anti-Semitism. Hitler scorned capitalists, explicitly whether they were Jewish capitalists or Christian capitalists. (p. 16, 765). In common with Communists and other socialists, Hitler dismissed the western democracies as ones where the real rulers are 'gigantic capitalists', as represented by 'bourgeois parties', and where the common people were sought for votes but otherwise disregarded. (p. 881). Hitler asserted that the social-welfare and workers'-protection provisions under National Socialism were hated by the western capitalists because they might give ideas to the west's working classes. (pp. 764-765). When Hitler attacked Poland in 1939, he and the other Nazis vilified Poland as the puppet of England, the illegitimate child of Versailles, a seasonal state, a nation of incompetents ruled by corrupt leaders, a people whose only achievement was the copying of German culture, etc. Earlier, however, Hitler had implicitly praised the resurrection of Poland as an example for Germany to follow (p. 178, 312), affirmed the fact that Poland and Germany must peacefully coexist (p. 234), and that Poland was populous enough to expect, and possess, access to the sea. (p. 520). '--Jan Peczkis.
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