Now fully revised and reformatted, Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party is an indispensible guide to the history of the Nazi party between its initial electoral breakthrough in 1930 and its victory in 1933. Arguing that the Nazis owed their success as much to Hitler’s charismatic leadership and their own effective propaganda and organisation as to the weakness of the Weimar regime, Frank McDonough provides an original perspective on the subject as well as a concise, readable introduction to key events and debates. This new edition includes:
A new introduction on the broad context of Weimar Germany
Two new chapters on the reasons for the Nazi breakthrough in 1930 and on the crucial 1930-1933 period
New clearer student-friendly format
Supported by an expanded documents section and fully revised bibliography, a chronology of key events and a who’s who of leading figures, Hitler and the Rise of the Nazi Party will provide an invaluable introduction for any student of this fascinating period.
PART ONE BACKGROUND. 1 THE VULNERABILITIES OF WEIMAR DEMOCRACY, 1918–1933. PART TWO ANALYSIS. 2 ADOLF HITLER: PERSONALITY AND EARLY LIFE. 3 THE EARLY GROWTH OF THE NAZI PARTY, 1918–1924. 4 THE IDEOLOGY OF HITLER AND THE NAZI PARTY. 5 THE NAZI PARTY: ORGANISATION, PROPAGANDA AND MEMBERSHIP. 6 THE NAZI BREAKTHROUGH, 1925–1930. 7 HITLER’S INTRIGUING ROAD TO POWER, 1930–1933. PART THREE ASSESSMENT. 8 WHY DID HITLER COME TO POWER? PART FOUR DOCUMENTS. REFERENCES. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY. INDEX.
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