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Fat Boy and the Champagne Salesman : Göring, Ribbentrop, and the Nazi invasion of Poland / Rush Loving Jr

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Loving, Rush, author.
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Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2022]

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Contents
Kaiser Wilhelm's legacy -- The eloquent artist -- The Champagne Salesman -- Fat Boy's Swedish friend -- "Close your hearts to pity!" -- A performance of bombast and threats -- "A second Bismarck" -- Et tu, bruté? -- "It's enough to kill a bull" -- The speech that fell flat -- Into the wee hours -- A shouting match -- "Where is the pole?" -- The intercepted telegram -- Invasion -- Ultimatum -- Finis.
Summary
"Fat Boy and the Champagne Salesman offers a compelling behind-the-scenes exploration of the road to World War II and the invasion of Poland by the Hitler's Third Reich. Focusing on the personal power plays within Hitler's inner circle, author Rush Loving details the struggle for Hitler's approval, long before the battle for Poland had begun. The rivalry was between "Fat Boy," the moniker given to Hermann Göring by his fellow Nazi generals, and "the Champagne Salesman," Joachim von Ribbentrop, nicknamed for his previous career, and it was at the heart of German's plans for the expansion of the Reich into Poland. Göring, founder of the Lüftwaffe and the man who oversaw the armaments industry, was convinced that any invasion of Poland would lead to war with England and France, who were committed to its defense. Von Ribbentrop, Hitler's foreign minister, argued that the Allies would stand down and continue their policy of appeasement. Only one would be proved correct. A compelling and dramatic tale, Fat Boy and the Champagne Salesman shows Göring and Ribbentrop playing a tug-of-war with Hitler's will. Loving's vivid narrative of the struggle between the two advisers lends a new understanding of the events leading to the opening days of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
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Göring, Hermann, 1893-1946.
Ribbentrop, Joachim von, 1893-1946.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei -- History.
Göring, Hermann, 1893-1946
Ribbentrop, Joachim von, 1893-1946
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Poland.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 -- Campagnes et batailles -- Pologne.
Allemagne -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1933-1945.
HISTORY / Military / World War II
Military campaigns
Politics and government
Germany
Poland
World War (1939-1945)
Chronological Term
1933-1945
Genre/Form
History
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Print version: Loving, Rush. Fat Boy and the Champagne Salesman Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2022] 9780253061942 (DLC) 2021060710
ISBN
0253061962
9780253061966 (electronic bk.)
9780253061942 (hardback)
9780253061959 (paperback)