Hitler's generals / edited by Correlli Barnett.

Contributor(s): Barnett, CorrelliMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1989Edition: 1st American edDescription: xix, 497 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 1555841619 (acid-free paper); 9781555841614 (acid-free paper)Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany | Generals -- Germany -- Biography | Marshals -- Germany -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Biography | Germany. Heer -- Biography | Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- CampaignsDDC classification: 940.54/1343/0922 | B LOC classification: D757 | .H546 1989
Contents:
Introduction / Correlli Barnett -- The Anti-Nazi Generals -- Fritsch, Beck and the Fuhrer / Robert O'Neill -- Witzleben, Stulpnagel and Speidel / Klaus-Jurgen Muller -- The Desk Generals -- Brauchitsch / Brian Bond -- Halder / Barry A. Leach -- Blomberg / Walter Gorlitz -- Keitel, Jodl and Warlimont / Walter Gorlitz -- The Feldherren -- Rundstedt / Earl F. Ziemke -- Reichenau / Walter Gorlitz -- Manstein / Field-Marshal Lord Carver -- Kleist / Samuel W. Mitcham Jr -- Kesselring / Shelford Bidwell -- The Battlefront Generals -- Rommel / Martin Blumenson -- Model / Carlo D'Este -- Arnim / Samuel W. Mitcham Jr -- Paulus / Martin Middlebrook -- Senger / Ferdinand von Senger und Etterlin, Stefan von Senger und Etterlin -- Kluge / Richard Lamb -- Dietrich and Manteuffel / Franz Kurowski -- The Innovators -- Guderian / Kenneth Macksey -- Student / General Sir John Hackett -- German Army Rank Structure.
Summary: With few exceptions, historians of Germany's conduct of World War II have concentrated on Adolf Hitler and on his talents and mistakes as a warlord. This authoritative study probes instead the relationship between Hitler and his generals -- men such as Rommel, Model, Student, Beck, and Keitel -- from the point of view of his staff. In Hitler's Generals, Correlli Barnett has gathered an outstanding team of military historians to document as never before the characters and careers of the high command who translated the Führer's directives into the dazzling victories of 1939-41 and who endured so long against heavy odds. These vivid portraits assess each man's military abilities, display his professional and social background, and portray how he reacted to Hitler's personality and style of leadership. - Jacket flap.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Correlli Barnett -- The Anti-Nazi Generals -- Fritsch, Beck and the Fuhrer / Robert O'Neill -- Witzleben, Stulpnagel and Speidel / Klaus-Jurgen Muller -- The Desk Generals -- Brauchitsch / Brian Bond -- Halder / Barry A. Leach -- Blomberg / Walter Gorlitz -- Keitel, Jodl and Warlimont / Walter Gorlitz -- The Feldherren -- Rundstedt / Earl F. Ziemke -- Reichenau / Walter Gorlitz -- Manstein / Field-Marshal Lord Carver -- Kleist / Samuel W. Mitcham Jr -- Kesselring / Shelford Bidwell -- The Battlefront Generals -- Rommel / Martin Blumenson -- Model / Carlo D'Este -- Arnim / Samuel W. Mitcham Jr -- Paulus / Martin Middlebrook -- Senger / Ferdinand von Senger und Etterlin, Stefan von Senger und Etterlin -- Kluge / Richard Lamb -- Dietrich and Manteuffel / Franz Kurowski -- The Innovators -- Guderian / Kenneth Macksey -- Student / General Sir John Hackett -- German Army Rank Structure.

With few exceptions, historians of Germany's conduct of World War II have concentrated on Adolf Hitler and on his talents and mistakes as a warlord. This authoritative study probes instead the relationship between Hitler and his generals -- men such as Rommel, Model, Student, Beck, and Keitel -- from the point of view of his staff. In Hitler's Generals, Correlli Barnett has gathered an outstanding team of military historians to document as never before the characters and careers of the high command who translated the Führer's directives into the dazzling victories of 1939-41 and who endured so long against heavy odds. These vivid portraits assess each man's military abilities, display his professional and social background, and portray how he reacted to Hitler's personality and style of leadership. - Jacket flap.

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Correlli Barnett is a distinguished author and historian. The recipient of numerous awards, he has been awarded the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies Chesney Gold Medal for services to military history, the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Cranfield University, and most recently the C.B.E.

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