Hammer of the Gods: The Thule Society and the Birth of Nazism

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Price
$45.00  $41.85
Publisher
Potomac Books
Publish Date
Pages
316
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781597978576

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About the Author

DAVID LUHRSSEN is the arts and entertainment editor at Milwaukee's Shepherd Express and has worked as a film critic for more than twenty years. He is the author of Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen.

Reviews

"David Luhrssen's compelling narrative exposes the crucible of Nazism in the nationalist Thule Society in post-1918 Munich. This secret organization provided the infant Nazi Party with a mass-circulation newspaper, while its key ideologues--Dietrich Eckart, Alfred Rosenberg, and Rudolf Hess--set Adolf Hitler on his path to power."--Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, author of The Occult Roots of Nazism--Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
"Hammer of the Gods provides a mother lode of insights into the mindset of the Third Reich, the personalities that populated the German landscape at the collapse of the empire in 1918, the impact of a miniscule neopagan occult lodge in planting the seeds of destruction, and the violent undercurrents in the struggle between Left and Right that thrived on fanaticism, exploding into a worldwide conflagration. Anyone who enjoys unsolved mysteries, history, mythology, politics by stealth and terror, and attempts to probe the dark side of the human psyche, told in a compelling style that relates a haunting narrative, will find this book chilling yet crave for more."--Glen Jeansonne, professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee--Glen Jeansonne
"Hammer of the Gods is the mother lode of insights into the mindset of the Third Reich, and affirms a compelling thesis of extreme nationalism borne on the wings of international myth making. This book is for anyone who enjoys unsolved mysteries, history, and mythology, Nazi politics by stealth and terror, and attempts to probe the dark side of the human psyche. Hammer of the Gods is told in a compelling style that relates a haunting narrative; the reader will find this book bone chilling as its key ideologues set Adolf Hitler on his perversions of humanity, power, and destiny which exploded into a worldwide conflagration."--Lone Star Book Review--Lone Star Book Review
"In this beautifully written book, David Luhrssen evokes with lyric character studies key intellectual developments predating the critical years of Weimar and the long overlooked link between völkisch societies and Hitler's perversions of humanity, power, and destiny. From the Indus to Vienna, from Constantinople to Munich, the trail takes us to Nazism's door and affirms a compelling thesis of extreme nationalism borne on the wings of international myth making."--Barbara Syrrakos, professor of history, City University of New York--Barbara Syrrakos