Readership: Students, scholars, and general readers interested in European history and the rise of the Nazis.
Anna von der Goltz, Junior Research Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford
Anna von der Goltz was born in Freiburg in 1978 and grew up in Bremen, Germany. She moved to Britain in 1997 to study History, first at the University of Sussex and then at Oxford University. She won the German History Society Essay Prize in 2006 and was awarded the prestigious Fraenkel Prize in 2008 for her work on the Hindenburg myth. Since 2007, she has been a contributor to the research project 'Around 1968: Activism, Networks, Trajectories' funded by the AHRC and the Leverhulme Trust.
Review(s) from previous edition"Anna von der Goltz sets the stage brilliantly. - The Canada Post
"a crisply written, stimulating, and important work that deserves wide readership from historians of Weimar politics and consumer culture alike." - Eric Kurlander, The Historian
"lucid study...Anna von der Goltz does an expert job in deconstructing the Hindenburg legend" - David Cesarani, Literary Review
"This book...offers important new insights. It demonstrates like no previous study the dynamism and universal appeal of the Hindenburg myth as arguably the most important unifying factor of the Weimar Republic." - Gerd Krumeich, Süddeutsche Zeitung
"Impressive, innovative, convincing" - Wolfgang Kruse, HsozKult
"This clear, well-written and thoughtful work is an excellent vindication of the thesis at its best... This is an important work that indicates the pernicious consequences of the First World War for Weimar politics." - Jeremy Black, History
"This is a profound study that will help any reader, German or not, better to understand this unique era in German history." - Contemporary Review
"Von der Goltz's compelling and multi-faceted study opens up many new perspectives on important themes in German history" - Christian Bailey, English Historical Review
1: The 'Victor of Tannenberg'
2: Surviving failure
3: Anti-democratic politics
4: Electing 'the Saviour'
5: Buying the icon
6: Hollow unity
7: The 'inverted fronts' of 1932
8: 'The Marshal and the Corporal'
9: Hindenburg after 1945