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The Resource Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; translated from the German by Paul Rubens ; afterword by Richard J. Evans

Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; translated from the German by Paul Rubens ; afterword by Richard J. Evans

Label
Diary of a man in despair
Title
Diary of a man in despair
Statement of responsibility
Friedrich Reck ; translated from the German by Paul Rubens ; afterword by Richard J. Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world outright. To Reck the Nazis were ruthless revolutionaries in Gothic drag, and helpless as he was to counter the spell they had cast on the German people, he felt compelled to record the corruptions of their rule. The result is less a diary than a sequence of stark and astonishing snapshots of life in Germany between 1936 and 1944. We see the Nazis at the peak of power, and the murderous panic with which they respond to approaching defeat; their travesty of traditional folkways in the name of the Volk; and the author's own missed opportunity to shoot Hitler--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1884-1945
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reck-Malleczewen, Fritz Percy
Dewey number
943.086092
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reck-Malleczewen, Fritz Percy
  • Political corruption
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Authors, German
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; translated from the German by Paul Rubens ; afterword by Richard J. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Macmillan Company, 1970
  • Originally published in German as: Tagebuch eines Verzweifelten. Germany : Burger Verlag, 1947
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9781590175866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012038369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)788288705
  • (OCoLC)ocn788288705
  • 352946
Label
Diary of a man in despair, Friedrich Reck ; translated from the German by Paul Rubens ; afterword by Richard J. Evans
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Macmillan Company, 1970
  • Originally published in German as: Tagebuch eines Verzweifelten. Germany : Burger Verlag, 1947
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plate
Isbn
9781590175866
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012038369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)788288705
  • (OCoLC)ocn788288705
  • 352946

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