To the Threshold of Power, 1922/33
Origins and Dynamics of the Fascist and National Socialist Dictatorships v. 1
By (author) MacGregor Knox
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To the Threshold of Power, 1922/33 by MacGregor Knox
Book DescriptionTo the Threshold of Power is the first volume of a two-part work that seeks to explain the origins and dynamics of the Fascist and National Socialist dictatorships. It lays a foundation for understanding the Nazi and Fascist regimes through parallel investigations of Italian and German society, institutions, and national myths; the supreme test of the First World War; and the post-1918 struggles from which the Fascist and National Socialist movements emerged. It emphasizes two principal sources of movement: the nationalist mythology of the intellectuals and the institutional culture and agendas of the two armies, especially the Imperial German Army and its Reichswehr successor. The book's climax is the cataclysm of 1914-18 and the rise and triumph of militarily organized radical nationalist movements - Mussolini's Fasci di combattimento and Hitler's National Socialist German Workers' Party - dedicated to the perpetuation of the war and the overthrow of the post-1918 world order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521878609
(234mm x 156mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author MacGregor Knox
Common Destiny, Paperback (January 2009)
This book offers a genuinely comparative analysis of the dictatorships that launched the Second World War: their origins, nature, dynamics, and common ruin.
To the Threshold of Power, 1922/33, Paperback (September 2007)
This work seeks to explain the origins and dynamics of the Fascist and National Socialist dictatorships.
Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050, Hardback (August 2001)
This book studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.
Hitler's Italian Allies, Hardback (October 2000)» View all books by MacGregor Knox
This book tries to understand why the Italian armed forces and Fascist regime were so remarkably ineffective at an activity - war - central to their existence.
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Author Biography - MacGregor Knox
MacGregor Knox has served as Stevenson Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science since 1994. He was educated at Harvard College (B.A., 1967) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1977), and has also taught at the University of Rochester (United States). His writings deal with the wars and dictatorships of the savage first half of the twentieth century and with contemporary international and strategic history. They include Mussolini Unleashed, 1939-1941 (1982); The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States, and War (ed., with Williamson Murray and Alvin Bernstein) (1994); Common Destiny: Dictatorship, Foreign Policy, and War in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany (2000); Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-43 (2000); and The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 (ed., with Williamson Murray) (2001). Between his undergraduate and graduate studies he spent three years in the U.S. Army, and served in the Republic of Vietnam (1969) as rifle platoon leader with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
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