Making Friends With Hitler: Lord Londonderry, The Nazis, And The Road To War

Paperback | October 25, 2005

byIan Kershaw

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Ian Kershaw’s biography of Adolf Hitler is widely regarded as the definitive work on the subject, as well as one of the most brilliant biographies of our time. In Making Friends with Hitler, the great scholar shines remarkable new light on decisions that led to war by tracing the extraordinary story of Lord Londonderry—one of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats, cousin of Winston Churchill, confidant of the king, and the only British cabinet member to outwardly support the Nazi party. Through Londonderry’s tragic tale, Kershaw shows us that behind the accepted dogma of English appeasement and German bullying is a much more complicated and interesting reality—full of miscalculations on both sides that proved to be among the most fateful in history.

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Ian Kershaw’s biography of Adolf Hitler is widely regarded as the definitive work on the subject, as well as one of the most brilliant biographies of our time. In Making Friends with Hitler, the great scholar shines remarkable new light on decisions that led to war by tracing the extraordinary story of Lord Londonderry—one of Britain’s...

Ian Kershaw has taught at the University of Manchester, Ruhr University in Germany, and the University of Nottingham and is now professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 1 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143036076

ISBN - 13:9780143036074

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Ackowledgments
Map: European Territorial Issues Between the Wars
Preface

Prologue: A Patrician's Progress

1. Illusions and Delusions about Hitler

2. Downfall of the Air Minister

3. Nazi Friends

4. Lengthening Shadows

5. Hope at Last

6. End of the Dream

7. Out in the Cold

Epilogue: Mount Stewart, September 1947

Abbreviations
Notes
Archival Sources
List of Newspapers and Magazines Cited
List of Works Cited
Index

Editorial Reviews

A marvelous portrait... Absorbing, meticulously researched. (The Times, London)