The arms of Krupp, 1587-1968: 1587-1968

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In this narrative of extraordinary richness, depth, and authority, America’s preeminent biographer/historian explored the German national character as no other writer has done.

The Arms of Krupp brings to life Europe’s wealthiest, most powerful family, a four-hundred-year German dynasty that developed the world’s most technologically advanced weapons, from cannons to submarines to anti-aircraft guns; provided arms to generations of German leaders, including the kaiser and Hitler; operated private concentration camps during the Nazi era; survived conviction at Nuremberg; and wielded enormous influence on the course of world events.

William Manchester’s galvanizing account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written—alive with all its terrifying power.

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Grouping Title arms of krupp 1587 1968
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display_description The Krupp Family, a four-hundred year dynasty that armed Germany in three major wars. They were superbe inventors of military weaponry. Their cannon won the Franco-Prussian war at Sedan in 1870; they invented the first antaircraft gun to shoot down observation balloons. They manufactured submarines; their mammoth weapons pulverized Verdun and shelled Paris at a range of 81 miles. They armed the forces of the Kaiser and of Hitler and financed Hitler's "Terror Election" of 1933. During the Nazi era, the Krupps ruled 138 privately owned concentration camps, and Hitler honored their loyalty by decreeing special tax exemptions. They survived a Nuremburg conviction to become the dynamo behind Europe's Common Market. The last of the Krupps was buried on August 3, 1967.
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