They Wanted War 1940 Otto D. Tolischus ~ first hand description of pre-war Germany & its war machine ~ WWII ~ World War II


Title: They Wanted War

Author: Otto D. Tolischus

Description: Fifth printing, August, 1940. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Small vintage bookstore label on front pastedown, else interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is edgeworn and shows some scuffing; no price on front flap; in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. viii, 340. Scarce in dust jacket.

A first-hand account describing the German build-up and preparation for war in the 1930s, along with an introductory psychological study of Hitler and his people. Portrays German life during in the lead up to the war.

[Part I: The Man and His Aims]
1. Upon what meat does Caesar feed?
2. World Revolution: Challenge to America.

[Part II: How Hitler Prepared]
3. How Hitler Made Ready.
4. The Rearming of the Reich.
5. Hitler's Economics.
6. The Juggernaut of Mars.
7. The Lap-Dog Press.
8. Artists in Uniform.
9. Religion.
10. ''Behind Me... the Whole German People''.
11. Hitler's Machine.
12. The ''Field Lord'' of the Third Reich.
13. The Organization of the Fifth Columns.

[Part III: Life in Germany under Hitler]
14. Life in Wartime.
15. More People, More Land.
16. Manly Men and Womanly Women.
17. The ''People's Car''.

[Part IV: The Blow Falls]
18. ''They Wanted War!''
19. Behind the Pact.
20. Attack.
21. Poland--The First Victim.

i. ''We are Humane.''
ii. Lindbergh on Air War.

Otto David Tolischus (1890-1967) was a Prussian-Lithuanian-born journalist for the New York Times and winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence for his writing in Berlin during World War II.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
Place: New York
Year: 1940

Keywords: World War II, WWII, Hitler, Nazi, Germany, history,

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