The history of Krupp is the history of modern Germany. No
company symbolized the best and worst of that history more than the
famous steel and arms maker. In this book, Harold James tells the
story of the Krupp family and its industrial empire between the
early nineteenth century and the present, and analyzes its
transition from a family business to one owned by a nonprofit
Krupp founded a small steel mill in 1811, which established the
basis for one of the largest and most important companies in the
world by the end of the century. Famously loyal to its highly paid
workers, it rejected an exclusive focus on profit, but the company
also played a central role in the armament of Nazi Germany and the
firm's head was convicted as a war criminal at Nuremberg. Yet after
the war Krupp managed to rebuild itself and become a symbol of
Germany once again--this time open, economically successful, and
Books on Krupp tend to either denounce it as a diabolical
enterprise or celebrate its technical ingenuity. In contrast, James
presents a balanced account, showing that the owners felt
ambivalent about the company's military connection even while
becoming more and more entangled in Germany's aggressive politics
during the imperial era and the Third Reich.
By placing the story of Krupp and its owners in a wide context,
James also provides new insights into the political, social, and
economic history of modern Germany.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!