By Bernard V. Burke

ISBN-10: 0511572344

ISBN-13: 9780511572340

ISBN-10: 0521470056

ISBN-13: 9780521470056

ISBN-10: 0521533112

ISBN-13: 9780521533119

This e-book information the makes an attempt of yank Ambassador Frederic Sackett to save lots of the Weimar Republic, in achieving German nationalist pursuits, and thwart Adolf Hitler's force to energy. Very early in his tenure in Berlin, Sackett observed Hitler and the Nazis as a major possibility to the Weimar Republic and to peace in Europe. even supposing before everything the yankee idea that misrule by way of incompetent and inefficient Nazis may pave the best way for a communist country, in time he got here to work out Hitler because the actual danger to democracy in Germany.

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Above all, his buoyant optimism helped him through some trying times. His familiarity with matters of business and finance made him a knowledgeable asset to the American embassy chancery in Berlin. With his new position the ebullient Kentuckian had reached a new, high level in an already successful career. Sackett was now at the center of some of the most important events of his time. His personal triumph enabled him to influence his government, but most importantly, his new position gave him the chance to observe how Adolf Hitler took advantage of his far more significant opportunity.

Anderson, "Lame-Duck Diplomats," The Nation, 130: 3367, 15 January 1930; Louisville Herald-Express, 29 December 1929. 39 Outlook and Independent, 22 January 1930, 137; see also Literary Digest, 18 January 1930, 12-13, anc ^ Louisville Courier-Journal, 31 December 1929. 40 New York Times, 2 January 1930. 41 Louisville Courier-Journal, 31 December 1929; Louisville Herald-Post, 29 and 30 December 1929; J. Matt Chilton et al. to Hoover, 7 January 1930, Foreign Affairs Diplomats, Sackett, F. , HHPL.

M. m. edition. 32 Glenn Finch, "The Election of United States Senators in Kentucky: The Cooper Period," 173; a fuller account of the political imbroglio is in Burke, "Senator and Diplomat," 196-203. 33 Louisville Courier-Journal, 3 January 1930. S. Senate. Election to that august body had been the climax of a successful career. But he was destined to forfeit his coveted seat. Sackett's name had already passed the president's desk when the Kentucky problem arose. 35 With Sackett a possible contender for a foreign embassy, it was relatively simple for the Republican leadership to propose a way out of the political problem in Kentucky, avoid a bitter factional dispute, and simultaneously resolve the diplomatic issue in Berlin.

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