John Vincent Palatine’s

"The Little Drummer Boy"

A Prequel to the Third Reich - from Bismarck to the Beer Hall Putsch

 

An extensive introduction on the subject and the ongoing discussion of the relevance of Adolf Hitler and the continuing historical review ...

Four chapters on the political development of European Imperialism from the Roman Empire to the end of the 19th Century - from Caesar to Prince Bismarck ...

Adolf Hitler's childhood, early life and adolescence in rural and small-town Austria ...

Down and out among the outcast of Vienna ...

Moving to the bliss of Munich - including an introduction to the Wilhelmine Empire ...

The Age of the Great Powers, the building of many ships, an assassination in Sarajevo, a blank check and the Genesis of the Great War of 1914 ...

Defeat at the Marne, Victory at Tannenberg, stalemate and slaughter at Verdun and the Somme - major operations of early World War I ...

Private First Class Adolf Hitler on the Western Front ...

Americans on the battlefield and a Kaiser in exile - Germany's collapse of 1918 ...

The German Revolution. a new republic and the shaping of  postwar Germany” ...

The short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic and the military counter-revolution - a republic without republicans ...

Adolf Hitler's meeting with a small political party in a  Munich beer hall and the subsequent development of the Nazi movement ....

The birth of the "Führer" - Germany after World War I - Plans within Plans ...

High Noon - November 8 and 9, 1923 and the Beer Hall Putsch

 

1012 pages, including 103 coloured and 113 black and white illustrations - photographs, maps, statistics, graphics - Bibliography - Register of Illustrations - Register of Quotations - Index

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