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The Resource Goebbels : a biography, Peter Longerich, (electronic resource)

Goebbels : a biography, Peter Longerich, (electronic resource)

Label
Goebbels : a biography
Title
Goebbels
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Peter Longerich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From renowned German Holocaust historian Peter Longerich comes the definitive one-volume biography of Adolf Hitler's malevolent minister of propaganda. In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin bunker was closer to the FUhrer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlightenment and propaganda. But how did this clubfooted son of a factory worker rise from obscurity to become Hitler's most trusted lieutenant and personally anointed successor' In this ground-breaking biography, Peter Longerich sifts through the historical record'and thirty thousand pages of Goebbels's own diary entries'to provide the answer to that question. Longerich, the first historian to make use of the Goebbels diaries in a biographical work, engages and challenges the self-serving portrait the propaganda chief left behind. Spanning thirty years, the diaries paint a chilling picture of a man driven by a narcissistic desire for recognition who found the personal affirmation he craved within the virulently racist National Socialist movement. Delving into the mind of his subject, Longerich reveals how Goebbels's lifelong search for a charismatic father figure inexorably led him to Hitler, to whom he ascribed almost godlike powers. This comprehensive biography documents Goebbels's ascent through the ranks of the Nazi Party, where he became a member of the FUhrer's inner circle and launched a brutal campaign of antisemitic propaganda. Though endowed with near-dictatorial control of the media'film, radio, press, and the fine arts'Longerich's Goebbels is a man dogged by insecurities and beset by bureaucratic infighting. He feuds with his bitter rivals Hermann GOring and Alfred Rosenberg, unsuccessfully advocates for a more radical line of "total war," and is thwarted in his attempt to pursue a separate peace with the Allies during the waning days of World War II. This book also reveals, as never before, Goebbels's twisted personal life'his mawkish sentimentality, manipulative nature, and voracious sexual appetite. A harrowing look at the life of one of history's greatest monsters, Goebbels delivers fresh insight into how the Nazi message of hate was conceived, nurtured, and disseminated. This complete portrait of the man behind that message is sure to become a standard for historians and students of the Holocaust for decades to come. From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Longerich, Peter
Dewey number
  • 943.086092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DD247.G6
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goebbels, Joseph
  • Goebbels, Joseph
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Goebbels : a biography, Peter Longerich, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1941/42 -- We can see in our mind's eye a happy people : offensives and setbacks -- Do you want total war? : the Second Winter Crisis -- The masses have become somewhat skeptical or one could even say are in the grip of a permanent state of hopelessness : crisis as a permanent state -- I have no idea what the Führer's going to do in the end : the search for a way out -- ... virtually a wartime dictatorship on the home front : between an apocalyptic mood and total war -- But when will there be some action? : downfall
  • Prologue, 1897-1933 : to advance at any price -- Ringa a song eternally from youth's happy hours : Joseph Goebbels on his childhood and youth -- Spare the rod and spoil the child : Goebbels' path to National Socialism -- Working with the mind is the greatest sacrifice : positioning himself in the early NSDAP -- Faith moves mountains : political beginnings in Berlin -- Struggle is the father of all things : the Gauleiter and the capital of the Reich -- A life full of work and struggle is truly a blessing for all time : politics between Berlin and Munich -- Dare to live dangerously! : Goebbels' radicalism and Hitler's policy of 'legality' -- Now we must gain power ... one way or another! : a share of government -- I have a blind faith in victory : on the way to power, 1933-1939 : controlling the public sphere under dictatorship -- We're here to stay! : taking over power -- Only those who deserve victory will keep it! : consolidating the regime -- Whatever the Führer does, he does completely : the establishment of the Führer-State -- ... taking firm control of the inner discipline of a people : propaganda and manipulation of the public sphere -- Never tire! : foreign policy successes and anti-Jewish policies -- The tougher the better! : Olympic year, 1936 -- The 'most important factors in our modern cultural life' : consolidating Nazi cultural policies -- Don't look round, keep marching on! : the firebrand as peace-maker -- Maturity is only achieved through suffering! : preparations for war-from the Munich Agreement to the attack on Poland, 1939-1945 : war-total war-total defeat -- War is the father of all things : the first months of the war -- There is only one sin : cowardice! : the expansion of the war -- Our banners lead us on to victory! : between the War in the West and the War in the East -- A great, a wonderful time, in which a new Reich will be born : the attack on the Soviet Union -- Getting the nation to accept tough policies : the Winter Crisis of
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812996883
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00319162
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
37E39993-C52F-496F-8C78-4952D6446A3D
System control number
  • 2065353
  • (OCoLC)883342989
  • (OCoLC)ocn883342989
  • 2065353
Label
Goebbels : a biography, Peter Longerich, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1941/42 -- We can see in our mind's eye a happy people : offensives and setbacks -- Do you want total war? : the Second Winter Crisis -- The masses have become somewhat skeptical or one could even say are in the grip of a permanent state of hopelessness : crisis as a permanent state -- I have no idea what the Führer's going to do in the end : the search for a way out -- ... virtually a wartime dictatorship on the home front : between an apocalyptic mood and total war -- But when will there be some action? : downfall
  • Prologue, 1897-1933 : to advance at any price -- Ringa a song eternally from youth's happy hours : Joseph Goebbels on his childhood and youth -- Spare the rod and spoil the child : Goebbels' path to National Socialism -- Working with the mind is the greatest sacrifice : positioning himself in the early NSDAP -- Faith moves mountains : political beginnings in Berlin -- Struggle is the father of all things : the Gauleiter and the capital of the Reich -- A life full of work and struggle is truly a blessing for all time : politics between Berlin and Munich -- Dare to live dangerously! : Goebbels' radicalism and Hitler's policy of 'legality' -- Now we must gain power ... one way or another! : a share of government -- I have a blind faith in victory : on the way to power, 1933-1939 : controlling the public sphere under dictatorship -- We're here to stay! : taking over power -- Only those who deserve victory will keep it! : consolidating the regime -- Whatever the Führer does, he does completely : the establishment of the Führer-State -- ... taking firm control of the inner discipline of a people : propaganda and manipulation of the public sphere -- Never tire! : foreign policy successes and anti-Jewish policies -- The tougher the better! : Olympic year, 1936 -- The 'most important factors in our modern cultural life' : consolidating Nazi cultural policies -- Don't look round, keep marching on! : the firebrand as peace-maker -- Maturity is only achieved through suffering! : preparations for war-from the Munich Agreement to the attack on Poland, 1939-1945 : war-total war-total defeat -- War is the father of all things : the first months of the war -- There is only one sin : cowardice! : the expansion of the war -- Our banners lead us on to victory! : between the War in the West and the War in the East -- A great, a wonderful time, in which a new Reich will be born : the attack on the Soviet Union -- Getting the nation to accept tough policies : the Winter Crisis of
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812996883
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00319162
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
37E39993-C52F-496F-8C78-4952D6446A3D
System control number
  • 2065353
  • (OCoLC)883342989
  • (OCoLC)ocn883342989
  • 2065353

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