Hitler's Banker

Hitler's Banker

Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht

Book - 1997
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William Shirer called Hjalmar Schacht the only brilliant and, next to Hitler, the most interesting Nazi. But while Schacht's genius as commissioner of currency and president of the Reichsbank saved Germany almost overnight from economic ruin and financed the world's best-equipped army and air force, he never joined the Nazi Party. In fact, this arrogant, witty, and masterful manipulator of men and money had strong ties to the anti-Nazi movement, which eventually led Hitler to arrest and imprison him.Biographer John Weitz uses excerpts from Schacht's diary and memoir to create a thrilling chronicle that brings to life the extraordinary financial feats that put Schacht on stormy but intimate terms with Nazi leaders, as well as his trial and eventual acquittal for war crimes at Nuremberg. Here is a unique and compelling portrait of one of Nazi Germany's most important figures -- a book that is sure to captivate World War II buffs and financiers alike.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316929165
0316929166
Branch Call Number: 921 SCHACHT, HJALMAR
Characteristics: xii, 361 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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