Coverart for item
The Resource Walther Rathenau : the life of Weimar's fallen statesman, Shulamit Volkov

Walther Rathenau : the life of Weimar's fallen statesman, Shulamit Volkov

Label
Walther Rathenau : the life of Weimar's fallen statesman
Title
Walther Rathenau
Title remainder
the life of Weimar's fallen statesman
Statement of responsibility
Shulamit Volkov
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This deeply informed biography of Walther Rathenau (1867-1922) tells of a man who--both thoroughly German and unabashedly Jewish--rose to leadership in the German War-Ministry Department during the First World War, and later to the exalted position of foreign minister in the early days of the Weimar Republic. His achievement was unprecedented--no Jew in Germany had ever attained such high political rank. But Rathenau's success was marked by tragedy: within months he was assassinated by right-wing extremists seeking to destroy the newly formed Republic. Drawing on Rathenau's papers and on a depth of knowledge of both modern German and German-Jewish history, Shulamit Volkov creates a finely drawn portrait of this complex man who struggled with his Jewish identity yet treasured his "otherness." Volkov also places Rathenau in the dual context of Imperial and Weimar Germany and of Berlin's financial and intellectual elite. Above all, she illuminates the complex social and psychological milieu of German Jewry in the period before Hitler's rise to power."--Dust jacket flap
  • "This deeply informed biography of Walther Rathenau (1867-1922) tells of a man who--both thoroughly German and unabashedly Jewish--rose to leadership in the German War-Ministry Department during the First World War, and later to the exalted position of foreign minister in the early days of the Weimar Republic. His achievement was unprecedented--no Jew in Germany had ever attained such high political rank. But Rathenau's success was marked by tragedy: within months he was assassinated by right-wing extremists seeking to destroy the newly formed Republic. Drawing on Rathenau's papers and on a depth of knowledge of both modern German and German-Jewish history, Shulamit Volkov creates a finely drawn portrait of this complex man who struggled with his Jewish identity yet treasured his "otherness." Volkov also places Rathenau in the dual context of Imperial and Weimar Germany and of Berlin's financial and intellectual elite. Above all, she illuminates the complex social and psychological milieu of German Jewry in the period before Hitler's rise to power." --Dust jacket flap
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Volkov, Shulamit
Dewey number
  • 943.085092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD231.R3
LC item number
V65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rathenau, Walther
  • Statesmen
  • Jews
  • Germany
Label
Walther Rathenau : the life of Weimar's fallen statesman, Shulamit Volkov
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A German Jew in the making -- A man of many talents -- Incursions into politics -- Captain of industry, literary star, lonely man -- Hitting the glass ceiling -- Politician manqué, prophet with a vengeance -- Fulfillment and catastrophe
Control code
711045562
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780300144314
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011033169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)711045562
Label
Walther Rathenau : the life of Weimar's fallen statesman, Shulamit Volkov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A German Jew in the making -- A man of many talents -- Incursions into politics -- Captain of industry, literary star, lonely man -- Hitting the glass ceiling -- Politician manqué, prophet with a vengeance -- Fulfillment and catastrophe
Control code
711045562
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages
Isbn
9780300144314
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011033169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)711045562

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...