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The Resource The Hitler conspiracies, Richard J. Evans

The Hitler conspiracies, Richard J. Evans

Label
The Hitler conspiracies
Title
The Hitler conspiracies
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The idea that historical events, catastrophes in particular, didn't happen on their own but were driven by the hidden machinations of malign influences has deep roots. The appeal is clear: we can ascribe these events not to human shortsightedness or frailty, or to the contingencies of fate and circumstance, but to unseen forces. Conspiracy theories and paranoia go hand in hand. Something, or someone, is trying to control our lives and to regain that control we need to expose the truth. Conspiracy theories have lately proliferated, powered by the Internet and social media, as well as by the declining influence of the traditional gatekeepers of facts and information. In his new book, Richard J. Evans, one of the world's leading historians of the Third Reich, explores this new golden age of conspiracy theories and what underlies it. To do that, he focuses on five of the most enduring conspiracies theories of the Nazi period, including those that fueled Hitler's rise in the first place. Hence he reexamines the notorious anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion; the "stab-in-the-back" myth about the of the role of Jews in Germany's loss in World War One; and the 1933 burning of the Reichstag, which the Nazis used to solidify their grip on power. Evans also delves into the multiple rumors regarding the ill-fated and mysterious 1941 flight to England by Rudolf Hess, Deputy Leader of the Nazi Party, and his death in Spandau prison in 1987. Lastly, he turns to the recurrent rumor that Hitler somehow managed to escape from Berlin in 1945 and live out his days in Argentina. --
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Richard J
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DD256.5
  • DD256.5
LC item number
  • .E89 2020
  • .E93 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Heads of state
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The Hitler conspiracies, Richard J. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Were the protocols a 'warrant for genocide'?
  • Was the German army 'stabbed in the back' in 1918?
  • Who burned down the Reichstag?
  • Why did Rudolf Hess fly to Britain?
  • Did Hitler escape the bunker?
  • Conclusion
Control code
on1143648979
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780190083052
Lccn
2020941402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143648979
Label
The Hitler conspiracies, Richard J. Evans
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Were the protocols a 'warrant for genocide'?
  • Was the German army 'stabbed in the back' in 1918?
  • Who burned down the Reichstag?
  • Why did Rudolf Hess fly to Britain?
  • Did Hitler escape the bunker?
  • Conclusion
Control code
on1143648979
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780190083052
Lccn
2020941402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1143648979

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