The Resource The order of the day, Éric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

The order of the day, Éric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

Label
The order of the day
Title
The order of the day
Statement of responsibility
Éric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"February 20, 1933: on an unremarkable day during a harsh Berlin winter, a meeting of twenty-four German captains of industry and senior Nazi dignitaries is being held in secret in the plush lounges of the Reichstag. They are there to "stump up" funding for the accession to power of the National Socialist Party and its fearsome Chancellor. This inaugural scene sets the tone of consent which will lead to the worst possible repercussions. March 12, 1938: the annexation of Austria is on the agenda and a grotesque day ensues that is intended to make history: the newsreels capture for eternity a motorized army, a terrible, inexorable power. But behind Goebbels's splendid propaganda, it is an ersatz Blitzkrieg which unfolds, the Panzers breaking down en mass on the roads of Austria. The true behind-the-scenes story of the Anschluss--a patchwork of minor shows of strength and fine words, a string of fevered telephone calls and vulgar threats--reveals a starkly different picture: it is no longer strength of character or the determination of a people that wins the day, but rather a combination of intimidation and bluff. With this vivid, compelling history, Éric Vuillard warns against the perils of willfully blind acquiescence, and offers a crucial reminder that, ultimately, the worst is not inescapable"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vuillard, Éric
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2682.U45
LC item number
O7313 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Polizzotti, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austria
  • Austria
  • Austria
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
The order of the day, Éric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French as L'ordre du jour in 2017 by Actes Sud, Arles, France."
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 secret meeting -- Masks -- A courtesy call -- Intimidations -- Interview at the Berghof -- The art of indecision -- A desperate attempt -- A day on the phone -- Farewell luncheon on Downing Street -- Blitzkrieg -- Panzer blockage -- Wiretaps -- The prop shop -- The sound of music -- The dead -- Who are those people?
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781590519691
Lccn
2018000872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020312789
  • (OCoLC)ybp15107076
Label
The order of the day, Éric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti
Publication
Note
"Originally published in French as L'ordre du jour in 2017 by Actes Sud, Arles, France."
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 secret meeting -- Masks -- A courtesy call -- Intimidations -- Interview at the Berghof -- The art of indecision -- A desperate attempt -- A day on the phone -- Farewell luncheon on Downing Street -- Blitzkrieg -- Panzer blockage -- Wiretaps -- The prop shop -- The sound of music -- The dead -- Who are those people?
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
132 pages
Isbn
9781590519691
Lccn
2018000872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020312789
  • (OCoLC)ybp15107076

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