National Socialist Leadership And Total War, 1941-45

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National Socialist Leadership And Total War, 1941-45

By Eleanor Hancock
St. Martin's, 1992
332 pp. $49.95

A study based on archival research of German mobilization during World War II, focusing on the views and policies of four leaders: Himmler, Goebbels, Speer and Bormann. The author, an Australian scholar, argues that these leaders were far more successful in organizing total mobilization than had been assumed, but she also insists that Himmler, Goebbels and Speer tried to persuade Hitler to seek an early peace beginning in 1942. A minor contribution.

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