Title TORMENTED WARRIOR: LUDENDORFF AND THE SUPREME COMMAND.
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton, London, (1978).
Seller ID 13470
251 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos. "Few military commanders in history have wielded greater power than did Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff towards the end of the First World War. He directed armies totalling five million men. In addition, for over a year, he was virtually dictator of Germany, controlling the day-to-day policies of the state in the manner of Bismarck and eclipsing the Kaiser himself. Yet neither his military nor his political authority was officially conferred, and within weeks of the Armistice in November 1918 he was an exile, fleeing for his life from those who had previously looked to him for salvation..." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on t ree pages, slight bump to top corners of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, some delamination on hinges. VG/VG-