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Hitler's aristocrats : the secret power players in Britain and America who supported the Nazis, 1923-1941 / Susan Ronald.

Ronald, Susan (author.).

"Susan Ronald, acclaimed author of Hitler's Art Thief takes readers into the shadowy world of the aristocrats and business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic who secretly aided Hitler and Nazi Germany. Hitler said, "I am convinced that propaganda is an essential means to achieve one's aims." Enlisting Europe's aristocracy, international industrialists, and the political elite in Britain and America, Hitler spun a treacherous tale everyone wanted to believe: he was a man of peace. Central to his deception was an international high society Black Widow, Princess Stephanie Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, whom Hitler called "his dear princess." She, and others, conspired for Hitler at the highest levels of the British aristocracy and spread their web to America's wealthy powerbrokers. Hitler's aristocrats became his eyes, listening posts, and mouthpieces in the drawing rooms, cocktail parties, and weekend retreats of Europe and America. Among these "gentlemen spies" and "ladies of mystery" were the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Lady Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, and two of the Mitford sisters. They were the trusted voices disseminating his political and cultural propaganda about the "New Germany," brushing aside the Nazis' atrocities. Distrustful of his own Foreign Ministry, Hitler used his aristocrats to open the right doors in Great Britain and the United States, creating a formidable fifth column within government and financial circles. In a tale of drama and intrigue, Hitler's Aristocrats uncovers the battle between these influencers and those who heroically opposed them"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250276551
  • Physical Description: xxii, 435 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-421) and index.
Subject: Fascists > Great Britain > Biography.
Fascists > United States > Biography.
Elite (Social sciences) > Political activity > History > 20th century.
Aristocracy (Political science) > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Collaborationists > Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 > Collaborationists > United States.
Propaganda, German.
Germany > Foreign relations > 1933-1945.

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Annie Halenbake Ross Library 940.53 Ron (Text)
Memorial: In Memoriam of Robert Grossman by Ron & Abby Pete
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