Working towards the Fuhrer brings together leading historians writing on the Third Reich, in honour of Sir Ian Kershaw, whose own work, along with that of the contributors to this volume has done much to challenge and change our understanding of the way Nazi Germany functioned.
Covering issues such as the legacy of the world wars, the female voter, propaganda, occupied lands, the judiciary, public opinion and resistance, this volume furthers the debate on how Nazi Germany operated. Gone are the post-war stereotypes of a monolithic state driven forward by a single will towards war and genocide. Instead there is a more complex picture of the regime and its actions, one that shows the instability of the dictatorship, its dependence on a measure of consent as well as coercion, which recognises the constraints on political action, the fickleness of popular attitudes and the ambiguous, ephemeral nature of acclamation and opposition alike.
This is a remarkable collection of essays by leading historians in the field that will undoubtedly be welcomed by students and lecturers of German History.
|Catastrophe and Democracy|
|The Legacy of the World Wars in Germany|
|Hitler - Goebbels - Straszlig;er|
|A war of deputies, as seen through the Goebbels diaries, 1926/27|
|Mobilising Women for Hitler: the female Nazi voter|
|Working Towards the Fuhrer|
|Charismatic Leadership and the Image of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Propaganda|
|Viceroys of the Reich? Gauleiters 1925-1945|
|Sentencing Towards the Fuhrer?: The Judiciary in the Third Reich|
|Nazi Master and Accommodating Dutch Bureaucrats: Working Towards the Fuhrer in the occupied Netherlands, 1940-1945|
|Working towards the Reich: the reception of German cultural politics in south-eastern Europe|
|The Political Warfare Executive and Resistance and Public Opinion in Germany, 1943-1945|
|Beyond the nation-state: the German Resistance Against Hitler and the Future of Europe|
|Personal reflections on Ian Kershaw|
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Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th June 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45