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Failure of a Revolution - Sebastian Haffner, Georg Rapp (Translator), Richard Bruch (Foreword & Afterword)
Failure of a Revolution
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The masterfully told story of what happened in Germany following its defeat in the first world war: the Kaiser’s exit from the stage, the sailors’ mutiny, the spreading of the revolution and its betrayal by its own chosen socialist leaders. Haffner recounts the murder of Karl Liebknecht and of... show more
The masterfully told story of what happened in Germany following its defeat in the first world war: the Kaiser’s exit from the stage, the sailors’ mutiny, the spreading of the revolution and its betrayal by its own chosen socialist leaders. Haffner recounts the murder of Karl Liebknecht and of Rosa Luxemburg — and the deliberate creation of those relentless counter-revolutionary forces that became the nightmare of the Third Reich. More than a brilliant historical study: it has vital lessons for our own day.
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ISBN: 09166502351397809166 (665023513X)
Edition language: English
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Bright and Bon Vivant
Bright and Bon Vivant rated it
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Well, the second half of the book wasn't quite as easy to follow as the first, but I got through it. Haffner was an excellent historian and it was very interesting to see how the revolution and counter revolution from 1918-1920 set the groundwork for the early days of fascism. As always, the governm...
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