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Democrat and diplomat : the life of William E. Dodd

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Dallek, a luminary in the field of political biography--author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Nixon and Kissinger and the New York Times bestselling biography of John F. Kennedy--offers here a look at the life of William Dodd, an American diplomat stationed in Nazi Germany. William Dodd was the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937, arriving in Berlin with his wife and daughter just as Hitler assumed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William E Dodd; William E Dodd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 9780199931729 0199931720 9780199946938 0199946930
OCLC Number: 805011330
Notes: Originally published: 1968. With new pref.
Description: xv, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A race of settlers and farmers --
The Leipzig adventure --
Scientific history --
Toward a double life --
Somewhat of a Jeffersonian --
The only thing worth fighting for --
Public service --
Unbroken hope --
Against the tide --
Ambassador by default --
Peaceful negotiations --
War and not peace --
Roosevelt's ambassador --
Four years' service is enough --
Reaping the whirlwind.
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Acclaimed author and historian Robert Dallek's insightful biography of William Dodd, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany during the ascension of Hitler and the Nazi party, exposes the dark underbelly of  Read more...

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