The First soldier : Hitler as military leader (Book, 2018) []
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The First soldier : Hitler as military leader

The First soldier : Hitler as military leader

Author: Stephen G Fritz
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Führer's erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed books on the era, Stephen Fritz upends this characterization of Hitler as an ill-informed fantasist and demonstrates the ways in which his strategy was coherent and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Fritz
ISBN: 9780300205985 0300205988 9780300251463 0300251467
OCLC Number: 1029892733
Description: xvi, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Clausewitz, Hitler, and absolute war --
Emergence of the idea --
War in peace --
Blitzkrieg Unleashed --
The Blitzkrieg paradox --
The lure of Lebensraum --
Barbarossa : the last Blitzkrieg (June-August 1941) --
Barbarossa : Catastrophe (September 1941-March 1942) --
A world power or nothing at all (1942-3) --
No victory, no peace (summer 1943-4) --
Never again a November 1918 --
Hitler as Feldherr : an assessment.
Other Titles: Hitler as military leader
Responsibility: Stephen G. Fritz.


A leading expert reexamines history to offer a stunningly original portrait of Hitler as a competent military commander and strategist  Read more...


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"Perhaps the best account we have to date of Hitler's military leadership. It shows a scrupulous and imaginative historian at work and will cement Fritz's reputation as one of the leading historians Read more...

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