Historian Sir John Wheeler-Bennett (1902-1975) was one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary political observers. Through an ability to make important connections, he became an authority on Germany in the interwar years and was acquainted with all the German hierarchy, including Hitler and Hindenburg. He 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 the major leaders of the postwar period, including Churchill, Coolidge, Truman, and members of the British Royal Family. A teacher at the universities of New York, Virginia, and Arizona, he also briefly supervised young Jack Kennedy's master's thesis at Harvard.
This first biography of Wheeler-Bennett will fascinate anyone interested in the great political figures of world history during the twentieth century.
"Well-researched and well-written."--Andrew Roberts, "The Weekly Standard"
--Andrew Roberts "The Weekly Standard "
|List of Illustrations and Maps||p. vii|
|The Undertow of History||p. 1|
|Youthful Illusions||p. 14|
|International Traveller||p. 23|
|The Tragedy of Weimar||p. 60|
|The Perils of War||p. 117|
|Political Warfare in America||p. 143|
|The Horrors of Peace||p. 170|
|High Honour||p. 197|
|The Sixties||p. 217|
|Select Bibliography||p. 326|
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Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 3rd July 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0 x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.754