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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/3/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9780595508877
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 480
ISBN : 9780595616855

About the Book

Early associates such as Rudolf Hess, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Hermann Esser all claimed that Hitler revered alcoholic playwright Dietrich Eckart more than any other colleague. Eminent German historians Karl Dietrich Bracher, Werner Maser, Georg Franz-Willig, and Ernst Nolte have confirmed this assessment. Hitler not only dedicated Mein Kampf to Eckart, he hung his portrait in Munich's Brown House, placed a bust of him in the Reich Chancellery next to one of Bismarck, and named Berlin's 1936 Olympic stadium the Dietrich Ekcart Outdoor Theater. Yet British-American scholarship has virtually ignored "Nazism's Spiritual Father." J. H. Tyson weaves Eckart's biography into a colorful account of modern German history.


About the Author

Joseph Howard Tyson graduated from LaSalle University in 1969 with a B.A. in Philosophy, took graduate courses in English at Pennsylvania State University, then served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has worked in the insurance business since 1972, and lives in the Philadelphia area. He and his wife Christine have four children and two grandchildren. His other books include Penn's Luminous City (2005), Madame Blavatsky Revisited (2006), and The Surreal Reich (scheduled for publication in 2009.)