1933 by Philip Metcalfe

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'“The book seeks to show the infancy of the Nazi movement; the time when it was a competitor for power instead of a monopolist and the time when even many decent people were uncertain as to its real intentions. The best way to describe this book, and incidentally of recommending it, is to say that it is an essay on the messiness of history.” —Christopher Hitchens, Newsday   “An intriguing and unusual attempt to recapture a crucial moment in history as seen through the eyes of five contemporaries. Drawing on a variety of sources—personal papers, memoirs, and news articles—Metcalfe fashions a novelistic narrative that makes for fluent reading. Metcalfe highlights the mechanisms people use to incorporate radical change, in this case radical evil, into the ebb and flow of daily life.” —Christian Science Monitor   “There is a twofold lesson to be gained from this book: never predict that a fanatic cannot attain supreme power, and never think that the achievement of power will moderate him.” —The New York Times Book Review'
'“The book seeks to show the infancy of the Nazi movement; the time when it was a competitor for power instead of a monopolist and the time when even many decent people were uncertain as to its real intentions. The best way to describe this book, and incidentally of recommending it, is to say that it is an essay on the messiness of history.” —Christopher Hitchens, Newsday   “An intriguing and unusual attempt to recapture a crucial moment in history as seen through the eyes of five contemporaries. Drawing on a variety of sources—personal papers, memoirs, and news articles—Metcalfe fashions a novelistic narrative that makes for fluent reading. Metcalfe highlights the mechanisms people use to incorporate radical change, in this case radical evil, into the ebb and flow of daily life.” —Christian Science Monitor   “There is a twofold lesson to be gained from this book: never predict that a fanatic cannot attain supreme power, and never think that the achievement of power will moderate him.” —The New York Times Book Review'
Publisher: The Permanent Press ISBN: 9781504033602 Pages: 316