The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War

The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War

by William Manchester

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Overview

The Krupp family were the premier German arms manufacturers from the middle of the 19th century until the end of World War II, producing artillery pieces and submarines that set the standard for effectiveness. This book relates the history of this influential company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316483940
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 199,343
File size: 103 MB
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About the Author

William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsxiii
Glossaryxv
Prologue: Anvil of the Reich3
1.The Walled City23
2.The Anvil Was His Desk41
3.Der Kanonenkonig63
4.More Efficient Than Brand X94
5.Now See What Has Done Our Army!115
6.Der Grosse Krupp136
7.The Rest Is Gas163
8.Prince of the Blood189
9.Oscar Wilde of the Second Reich214
10.Cannon Queen241
11.A Real Krupp260
12.The Last Love Battle286
13.The Groaning Land318
14.We've Hired Hitler!344
15.The Fuhrer Is Always Right366
16.It Is an Honor to Be an SS Man397
17.Crier Havot!416
18.Alfried Commands the Kruppbunker446
19.Who Are All These People?480
20.The Gods Themselves Struggle in Vain500
21.NN518
22.Noth kennt kein Gebot541
23.Gotterdammerung571
24.I Am the Owner of This Property595
25.Krupp ... You Have Been Convicted625
26.Hoher Kommissar John J. McCloy659
27.The Germans Are Being Treated Like Niggers688
28.Heute die ganze Welt723
29.Not a Stone Shall Be Sold754
30.Most Powerful Man in the Common Market773
31.You Can See the Ones in the Light795
32.The Flag Follows Trade823
33.Krupp ist tot!839
Epilogue: Silver in an Old Mirror863
Acknowledgments875
Appendices
I.Krupp Genealogy878
II.Die Firma880
III.Chronology883
Chapter Notes889
Bibliography915
Picture Credits932
Index935

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Arms of Krupp, 1587-1968 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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'The Arms of Krupp' is an amazing book. If it weren't true it would be unbelievable. The Krupp's were enormously successful at their craft and remain a industrial force to be reckoned with today. Manchester chronicles their rising and falling fortunes from the 16th century to the mid 20th century in methodical detail that never becomes tedious or boring. Just be sure to set aside plenty of time, for it is a long story that isn't over yet!