The Trial of Adolf Hitler
The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany
 
David King
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The gripping - and little-known - story of the courtroom drama that was a stunning victory for the young Adolf Hitler and precipitated the rise of the Nazi party.

Longlisted for the JQ Wingate Prize 
On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution. Seventeen hours later, all that remained of his bold move was a trail of destruction. Hitler was on the run from the police. His career seemed to be over.
In The Trial of Adolf Hitler, the acclaimed historian David King tells the true story of the monumental criminal proceeding that followed when Hitler and nine other suspects were charged with high treason. Reporters from as far away as Argentina and Australia flocked to Munich for the sensational four-week spectacle. By its end, Hitler would transform the fiasco of the beer hall putsch into a stunning victory for the fledgling Nazi Party. It was this trial that thrust Hitler into the limelight, provided him with an unprecedented stage for his demagoguery, and set him on his improbable path to power.
Based on trial transcripts, police files, and many other new sources, including some five hundred documents recently discovered from the Landsberg Prison record office, The Trial of Adolf Hitler is a gripping true story of crime and punishment - and a haunting failure of justice with catastrophic consequences.
ISBN 9781447251156Category Non-fictionSubcategory History
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PanPublished 14/06/2018
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 480
author note
David King is the New York Times bestselling author of Death in the City... »
 
 
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