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Heinrich Brüning and the dissolution of the Weimar Republic

Author: William L Patch
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This biography of Brüning offers a systematic analysis of the economic, foreign, and military policies of his cabinet as it sought to cope with the Great Depression in Germany. It seeks to clarify the peculiar distortions in his memoirs.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Heinrich Brüning; Heinrich Brüning; Heinrich Brüning; Heinrich Brüning; Heinrich Brüning; Heinrich Brüning
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William L Patch
ISBN: 0521624223 9780521624220
OCLC Number: 37884818
Description: ix, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Bruning and the Prussian Tradition --
1. Bruning's Political Apprenticeship. 1.1. The Education of a Prussian Patriot. 1.2. The Trade Union Secretary. 1.3. The Parliamentarian. 1.4. Physician and Heir to the Great Coalition --
2. The Establishment of Semi-Parliamentary Government. 2.1. In Search of a Parliamentary Solution. 2.2. Bruning's Test of Strength with the SPD. 2.3. The SPD as Bruning's Silent Partner --
3. Foreign Policy and the "National Opposition" 3.1. The Meaning of "Prussia" for Bruning's Inner Circle. 3.2. Bruning's Response to the Rise of National Socialism. 3.3. Germany Takes the Diplomatic Initiative --
4. Economics and Politics in the Shadow of the Bank Crisis.
Responsibility: William L. Patch, Jr.
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This first scholarly biography of Chancellor Bruning analyses his economic and fiscal policies, the diplomatic campaign to redress Germany's grievances against the Treaty of Versailles, and his  Read more...


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"...Patch has written a thoughtful biographical study that dispels many of the misconceptions, some fostered in later years by BrUEning himself, surrounding Weimar's `last democratic Chancellor.'" Read more...

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