The Lives of Hans Luther, 1879 - 1962

The Lives of Hans Luther, 1879 - 1962 : German Chancellor, Reichsbank President, and Hitler's Ambassador

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For the first time in any language, a book examines the life of Hans Luther, the German statesman whose career began at the tail end of the Weimar Republic, and ended in the immediate post-war years. Luther had a front-row seat for World War I, the Revolution of 1918, the Great Inflation, the Great Depression, and the rise of the Third Reich, serving as Hitler's first Ambassador to the United States.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739136410
  • 9780739136416

Table of contents

1 Contents 2 Tables 3 Abbreviations 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 1. Berlin and Magdeburg Chapter 7 2. Essen Chapter 8 3. Berlin: Minister of the Reich Chapter 9 4. Berlin: Chancellor of the Reich Chapter 10 5. Interlude Chapter 11 6. Berlin: President of the Reichsbank Chapter 12 7. Washington, D. C. Chapter 13 8. Traunstein Chapter 14 9. Munich and Dusseldorf Chapter 15 Conclusion 16 Selected Bibliography 17 Index 18 About the Author
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Review quote

The Lives of Hans Luther provides a significant contribution to the field of Weimar political and economic history. Its treatment of the financial issues during the 1920s and of the banking crisis in 1931 is particularly helpful. -- Raffael Scheck, Colby College The author does his best to bring some drama into Luther's rather pedestrian life. He suggests that Luther and Gastav Stresemann were bitter rivals that Luther played a crucial and underrated role in negotiating the Treaties of Locarno. The Journal Of Central European History
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About C. Edmund Clingan

C. Edmund Clingan is associate professor of history at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. He is author of Finance from Kaiser to Fuhrer: Budget Politics in Germany, 1912-1934 (Greenwood, 2001).
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