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Title:
The limits of Hitler's power
Author:
Peterson, Edward N. (Edward Norman), 1925-
Publication Information:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1969.
Physical Description:
xxiii, 472 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780691051758
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Book

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Professor Peterson examines these questions in relation to Hitler's government with its reputedly unlimited internal power; he traces the flow of power throughout the Nazi state from 1933 to 1945, from Hitler to his ministers to provincial governments. Through a detailed analysis of the province of Bavaria the author shows that Hitler did not have the absolute power often assumed; that power in a totalitarian state is far more complex than many historians have conjectured; that Hitler dealt with a vast bureaucratic structure complicated by constant internecine fighting, and that only rarely did he command complete obedience.

Originally published in 1969.

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