Using many unpublished and other primary sources as well as interviews with aides and associates of Hindenburg, the author shows in Hindenburg and the Weimar Republic how this proud and cautious man, naive in politics and preoccupied with his reputation among his fellow generals, failed to act in crucial situations, or hesitated until action was futile. He examines in detail Hindenburg's role during the fateful days when Hitler was forcing his way to the top, scheming to overthrow the republic of which President Hindenburg eventually appointed him chancellor.
Originally published in 1964.
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