The House of Krupp: The Steel Dynasty That Armed the Nazis

The House of Krupp: The Steel Dynasty That Armed the Nazis


By (author) Peter Batty

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  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 350 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 25mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham
  • ISBN 10: 0815411553
  • ISBN 13: 9780815411550
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 17 b&w photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,190,831

Product description

The Krupp industrial empire was one of Germany's wealthiest and most powerful corporations, and it contributed to the armaments used in several of its country's wars. British journalist Peter Batty tells the story of the Krupp family and the company they started during the industrial revolution, and how subsequent Krupps produced cannons used in the Franco-Prussian War, U-boats and shells for World War I, and the countless weapons and vehicles, including the biggest cannon ever made, for Hitler's army. The House of Krupp recounts the trial at Nuremberg of magnate Alfried Krupp, and the rebirth and astounding success of his company in the years after the war-years that saw Alfried become one of the richest men in the world.

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Author information

Peter Batty lives in Kingston, Surrey, England.

Review quote

A well-told story of a family whose fate has been closely linked to that of Germany for the past 100 years. Library Journal Peter Batty has written a hard-hitting expose of the firm that has played a key role in Europe's military and political history. He gives an astounding account of the centuries-old organization which... has survived depression, military defeats and foreign occupations. His book is must reading for those who want to understand world affairs from the inside. The Saturday Review A saga of intrigue and greed, of lust for power and possession of power and, above all, a story of dangerous men. The author relates it with solid scholarship and narrative excellence. World War II History