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The Arms of Krupp 1587-1968: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War

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In this narrative of extraordinary richness, depth, and authority, America's preeminent biographer/historian explores the German national character as no other writer has done. The Arms of Krupp brings to life Europe's wealthiest, most powerful family, a four-hundred-year German dynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons, from cannons to submarines to anti-aircraft guns; provided aid to generations of German leaders, including the Kaiser and Hitler; operated private concentration camps during the Nazi era; survived conviction at Nuremberg; and wielded enormous influence on the course of world events. William Manchester's galvanizing account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written — alive with all its terrifying power.

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"Absorbing and lively, macabre and grotesque....A story of truly extravagant dimensions." Victor Lange, Atlantic Monthly

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"The Krupps' story, as Mr. Manchester tells it, is a paradigm of German history." New York Review of Books

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The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company.

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In this massive, compellingly readable book, America's preeminent biographer/historian brings to life Europe's most powerful family, a 400-year dynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons. Manchester's account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written--alive with all its terrifying power. 69 photos.

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William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

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kkv1974, February 17, 2008 (view all comments by kkv1974)
Really liked the books, goes into great detail of the history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316529402
Author:
Manchester, William
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Author:
Manchester, William
Location:
Boston
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Industrialists
Subject:
Infrastructure
Subject:
Steel industry and trade
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Defense industries
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Krupp family
Subject:
Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Alfried
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
Military - World War I
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay pbk ed.
Series Volume:
#69
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 x 1.5 in 2.29 lb

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Product details 992 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316529402 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Absorbing and lively, macabre and grotesque....A story of truly extravagant dimensions."
"Review" by , "The Krupps' story, as Mr. Manchester tells it, is a paradigm of German history."
"Synopsis" by , The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company.
"Synopsis" by , In this massive, compellingly readable book, America's preeminent biographer/historian brings to life Europe's most powerful family, a 400-year dynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons. Manchester's account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written--alive with all its terrifying power. 69 photos.
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