The Trial Of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch And The Rise Of Nazi Germany
by David King
- World War II
Crime, punishment, and catastrophe
On the evening of November 8, 1923, thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a Munich beer hall, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution. Seventeen hours later, Hitler was on the run from the police, his career seemingly in ruins.
Here is the story of the monumental criminal proceeding that followed when Hitler and nine others were charged with high treason. By the end of the four-week spectacle, Hitler would transform the fiasco of the Beer Hall Putsch into a stunning victory that set him on his improbable path to power.
Based on an unprecedented trove of new sources, The Trial of Adolf Hitler is a gripping true story of crime and punishment-and of a haunting failure of justice with catastrophic consequences.
"A courtroom drama both farcical and ominous. An absorbing, detailed account of a crucial-but often overlooked-chapter in Hitler's rise."-Joseph Kanon, author of The Good German and Leaving Berlin
"King affirms his reputation as a first-rate narrative historian in this well-researched....fast-paced account....As King shows, Hitler's trial made him a patriot and martyr to an increasing number of supporters, and the system's contingent miscalculations facilitated Hitler's rise to power."-Publishers Weekly
"An astute work of scholarship and vivid narrative of vying personalities and power....A meticulously researched, deeply instructive work with great relevance for our current era of right-wing resurgence."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review
About the Author
David King is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including Death in the City of Light, Vienna 1814, and Finding Atlantis. A Fulbright Scholar with a master's degree from Cambridge University, King taught European history at the University of Kentucky.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||June 6, 2017|