The Trial of Adolf Hitler

The Trial of Adolf Hitler

The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

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The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.
On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution. Seventeen hours later, all that remained of his bold move was a trail of destruction. Hitler was on the run from the police. His career seemed to be over.The Trial of Adolf Hitler tells the true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that followed when Hitler and nine other suspects were charged with high treason. Reporters from as far away as Argentina and Australia flocked to Munich for the sensational four-week spectacle. By its end, Hitler would transform the fiasco of the beer hall putsch into a stunning victory for the fledgling Nazi Party. It was this trial that thrust Hitler into the limelight, provided him with an unprecedented stage for his demagoguery, and set him on his improbable path to power.Based on trial transcripts, police files, and many other new sources, including some five hundred documents recently discovered from the Landsberg Prison record office, The Trial of Adolf Hitler is a gripping true story of crime and punishment—and a haunting failure of justice with catastrophic consequences.

Baker & Taylor
Documents the lesser-known story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of the Nazi Party, recounting the 1923 trial of Hitler and nine associates who successfully threw off charges of high treason and used the trial to gain international attention and launch an improbable path to power.

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This descriptive narrative for general readers and scholars draws on recently recovered documents, including 500 documents from the records of Landsberg Prison, as well as trial transcripts, police files, and newspaper accounts. The book describes the arrest, sensational trial, and imprisonment of Hitler and nine others for treason after the November 1923 event known as the Beer Hall Putsch. The account details Hitler’s time in prison and explains how his arrest increased his fame and led to the consolidation of the Nazi party. B&w historical photos are included. Author David King’s previous book is Death in the City of Light. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Documents the courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of the Nazi Party, recounting the 1923 trial of Hitler and nine associates who successfully threw off charges of high treason and used the trial to launch an improbable path to power.

Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393241693
Characteristics: xxi, 455 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Aug 25, 2017

Detailed account of Hitler's failed 1923 putsch and his subsequent trial for treason. Explains how he turned a fiasco that should have ended his career into a demagogic triumph that magnified his importance and set him on the road to supreme power. In this narrative, the putsch seems hopeless and laughable. But the description of the trial and its aftermath shows that Hitler's support was already dangerously widespread.

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