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Who created it? Davidson, Martin P. (Martin Peter), 1960-
What's it called? The perfect Nazi : uncovering my grandfather's secret past / Martin Davidson.
Who published it? New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011.
Edition info! 1at U.S.ed.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  943.086092 Dav  AVAILABLE
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  943.086092 Dav  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xiii, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-357) and index.
Helpful notes! Originally published by Viking (London) in 2010.
What's it about? What if you found out that your grandfather--the man who had been a demanding, magnetic presence throughout your childhood--was a Nazi SS officer? This is the confession that Martin Davidson, already into middle age, received from his mother upon his grandfather Bruno Langbehn's death, and this is Davidson's exploration, using the skills he honed as a documentary producer for the BBC, of the truth behind this dark family secret. As Martin dove into his research, drawing on a cache of personal documents as well as eyewitness accounts of this historical period, he learned that Bruno's story moved lockstep in time with the rise and fall of the Nazi party, and realized that his grandfather was in many ways the "perfect Nazi," his individual experiences emblematic of the generation of Germans who would plunge the world into such darkness.
What's in it? Funeral in Berlin -- SS curriculum vitae -- Fathers and sons 1906-1922 -- Fulfillment! 1922-1926 -- Street-fighting man 1926-1933 -- Triumph of the will 1933 -1937 -- Men in black 1937 -1939 -- War! 1939 -1944 -- Endgame 1944-1946 -- Aftermath 1946 - 1992.
Helpful subjects! Langbehn, Bruno, 1906-1992.
Nazis -- Biography.
National socialism -- History.
Germany -- History -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Davidson, Martin P. (Martin Peter), 1960- -- Family.
Special numbers! 9780399157011 (hbk.)
0399157018 (hbk.)
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