Walther Rathenau: Weimar's Fallen Statesman

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Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.08 X 8.41 X 0.93 inches | 0.96 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300144314
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About the Author

Shulamit Volkov is professor emerita of modern European history, Tel Aviv University. Her most recent book is Germans, Jews, and Antisemites: Trials in Emancipation. She lives in Herzliya, Israel.

Reviews
"An illuminating, thoroughly researched and sympathetic account of this intriguing, enigmatic life."--Ian Brunskill, Wall Street Journal--Ian Brunskill "Wall Street Journal "
"Concise and revelatory."--Sam Kerbel, The Forward Arty Semite Blog
--Sam Kerbel "The Forward Arty Semite Blog "

"In this remarkable biography, Shulamit Volkov offers a subtle analysis of Walther Rathenau's complex and often ambiguous personality. She describes admirably how Rathenau's always-reaffirmed Jewishness increasingly became a target for the antisemitic elites of Imperial Germany and, notwithstanding his outstanding services to Germany, an object of fanatical hatred for the extreme Right under Weimar, which led to his assassination. Shulamit Volkov's book is history at its best."--Saul Friedlander, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Nazi Germany and the Jews--Saul Friedlander

"Volkov's scholarship illuminates many sides of Rathenau's personality. Her discussion of Rathenau's Jewishness is informed, often moving, and absorbing as both personal and social history."--A. J. Sherman, Associate Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford

--A. J. Sherman
"Incisive and probing."--Martin Rubin, Washington Times --Martin Rubin "Washington Times "
"This is by far the best and most sophisticated life of Rathenau in English."--Richard J./I>--Richard J. Evans "London Review of Books "