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By Bernard V. Burke

ISBN-10: 0511572344

ISBN-13: 9780511572340

ISBN-10: 0521470056

ISBN-13: 9780521470056

ISBN-10: 0521533112

ISBN-13: 9780521533119

This publication information the makes an attempt of yankee Ambassador Frederic Sackett to avoid wasting the Weimar Republic, in achieving German nationalist targets, and thwart Adolf Hitler's force to strength. Very early in his tenure in Berlin, Sackett observed Hitler and the Nazis as a significant threat to the Weimar Republic and to peace in Europe. even though at the beginning the yank proposal that misrule by way of incompetent and inefficient Nazis could pave the way in which for a communist nation, in time he got here to work out Hitler because the actual chance to democracy in Germany.

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On May fifth the "Battle of Evarts" took place, with at least four killed. The violence continued unabated through the summer and fall until the strike ultimately failed. The mine workers were intimidated by the mine owners and their allies among the state's power structure. But the failure of the strike was probably just as attributable to the strikers' fundamentalist religious beliefs. The aggressive atheism of the Communist party agitators offended their patriotism and religion. 67 From Sackett's point of view, the forces of righteousness won out against the forces of evil.

Six years later, in a midterm election, without a popular president to head the Republican ticket, the Kentucky Senate seat appeared to be in jeopardy. Congressman Robsion, an astute politician and skilled organizer, had been the Kentucky campaign manager for Hoover when he carried the state in 1928. Robsion certainly could count on Hoover's favor, but he now saw another Hoover favorite, Sackett, as almost certain to go down to defeat. Robsion already was wary of Sackett as a spokesman for urban Louisville.

Hazard, 31 December 1929, Sackett Papers; New York Times, 6 February 1930. Sackett purchased for the United States the Bliicher Palace close by the Brandenburg Gate on Unter den Linden, but before it could be occupied, it was destroyed by fire, Jesse H. Stiller, George S. Messersmith, Diplomat of Democracy, 29-30. 58 Sackett to Mrs. Hazard, 29 March 1930, Sackett Papers. 59 Bella Fromm, Blood and Banquets, 26. On Fromm, see Philip Metcalfe, 1933, 61-68 and passim. 24 Sackett and the Weimar Republic The splendor of Sackett's entertaining is indicated by the problem he encountered at the end of his mission.

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