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Description - The Arms of Krupp by William Manchester

For the first time in Trade Paperback the massive, compelling book in which William Manchester brings to life Europe's richest, most powerful family, a 400-year dynasty that armed Germany in three major wars. Their cannon won the Franco-Prussian War in 1870. In 1871 they invented the first anti-aircraft gun to shoot down observation balloons. In WWI their mammoth weapons shelled Paris at a range of 81 miles. For 40 years they manufactured submarines, beginning with the U-1 that menaced Allied shipping. In 1940 their cannon actually shelled England from across the channel. The Krupps armed the forces of the Kaiser and financed Hitler's 'Terror Election' of 1933. Hitler honoured their loyalty by decreeing special tax exemptions that continued to bind a post-war West Germany. The Krupps even survived a Nuremberg conviction to become the dynamo behind the 'Common Market'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316529402
ISBN-10: 0316529400
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 150mm x 39mm)
Pages: 992
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Manchester

William Manchester is professor of History Emeritus at Wesleyan University. His biography of Winston Churchill, The Last Lion, is considered definitive.

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